Ardmore Pattern Festival is a free festival for all ages. “Pattern” is derived from the Irish word “Patrún” meaning “Patron”. The Patron saint of Ardmore is St. Declan, and it is in Declan’s honour that the Festival is clebrated. Pattern Day, 24 July, is an integral part of the festival, and has been celebrated in the village for hundreds of years. It was mainly as a day of religious devotion. The modern Ardmore Pattern Festival was established in 2007, to maintain the community’s connection to its ancient and cultural past, by promoting and staging family-friendly, community-based activities and events.