Adare is a very pretty medievel village, picture perfect and world renounded for its Thatched Cottages, the ideal place to visit when planning your holiday in Ireland. Well known for its fine Restaurants, Cosy Cafes and Vibrant Pubs full of “Ceol agus Craic “, eat, drink and be merry no matter what the occasion for your visit to us in Adare, you are sure to ensure your stay.
On your visit to Adare why not visit some more local Visitor Attractions, some suggestions below include:
- Foynes Flying Museum
- Limerick Race Course
- Greyhound Stadium
- Thomond Park ( The Heart of Munster Rugby )
- Kilcornan Karting
- Rosemount Shooting & Archery
- Curraghchase Forest Park
- Gorgeon Houses Limerick
- King Johns Castle
- Bunratty Folk Park
- Lough Gur Medeaval Site
- Celtic fishing
- “Adare Heritage ” Guided Tours
- Stonehall Pet Farm
- Boyces Award winning garden
- Golf courses
- Pitch & Putt
- Clonshire Riding Centre
- Bunratty Castle & Medieval Banquetes & Traditional Nights
- Walking in Ballyhoura Mountains
Adare village is steeped in medieval history all through the ages and can be seen today in examples such as Desmond Castle, the Augustinian Friary, the Trinitarian Abbey, the Franciscan Friary, the ‘Washing Pool’ in the village and the imposing but magistical Adare Manor.
- Demond Castle Adare is an example of a 13th Century medieval fortified castles, one of the few existing examples of a Norman castle in Europe, located beside the River Maigue. Well worth a tour around this castle in the Summer months.
- The Augustinian Friary, of 14th Century origin initially was inhabited by the Augustinian Friars up until the 16th century and is today, due to preservtion and restoration is in good condition with lovely stained glass windows, the work was mainly thanks to the Dunraven Family.
- The Trinitarian Abbey located on the Main Street of Adare reaches back to the 12th Century, and has a wonderful interior from its ornamentation, statues, bronze screen and again stained glass windows. is a proud multiple winner in the Tidy Towns Competition.
- The Franciscan Friary ruins can be found just on the outskirts of Adare village, and is accessed through the Adare Manor Golf Club. The Friary was founded in the 14th Century and was inhabitied by the Franciscan Friars. Here you will find a tower, nave, cloisters and living quarters.
Adare Heritage Centre located on Adare’s main street has a trove of information for all visitors to Adare village, suppling ideas and information on what to do and see in Adare. Here you will find out a little of Adare’s history from the time of the Norman’s arrival and much more.
The village of Adare has been the proud multiple winner of the nationwide Tidy Towns Competition, famed for its beautiful thatched cottages in the village. To add to the serenity of the village, there is a beautiful green park area for all the family to enjoy and take a stroll around. This area was once also part of the Dunraven estate. Today it is a tree lined green park, with wonderful shrubs, trees, gazebo and through where a little of the River Maigue passes. Here you will find a little pool of water known loally as the ‘washing pool’ where the women of the area in olden times used bring their washing, and animals used drink from.
There are a large number of activities to enjoy in Adare whether it is Golfing at the prestidious Adare Manor Golf Club, Archery, Clay pigeon shooting, Horse Riding. Enjoy some of Adare’s numerous walks including the Curragh Chase Forest Park in Kilcornan.