This week as we welcome you again to our townland whose heart pulsates at Ardkeen and as such acts as a focus for the area which has grown enormously over recent decades. So I thought I would look at the some of the history of the house and lands that gave the name and the hospitals that were developed there.

Ardkeen House or ‘Elva’ as it was originally called stood in the site of what now is the Waterford Regional Hospital. The original house was