Adare, Co. Limerick

Adare (Irish: Áth Dara - Ford of the Oak) is a village on the River Maigue 16km (10 miles) from Limerick City. Renowned as one of Ireland's prettiest villages, Adare is designated as a Heritage Town.

Adare is a chocolate-box village and is an interesting and well-located destination, and also an excellent place to break a journey. In the pretty row of cottages along the main street, there are several restaurants (including The Wild Geese) and some unusual little shops selling everything from designer clothing to antiquarian books.

It is only a short drive into Limerick city, which has much to recommend it for a day visit of shopping and culture, including the treasures at the Hunt Museum and a performance at the Concert Hall, perhaps.

There are also several fine golf courses in the area (including the championship Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort), angling, hunting and horse riding.

Gardens

There is no featured garden in the area

Golf

View across the 10th green
Dromoland Castle Golf Club
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
Course Type: Parkland
Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club has been in existence since 1962 and golf has been played for 43 years over the lush rolling tree lined landscape that drains into Dromoland Lough with the Castle as a backdrop. The course has been entir ...

Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Newcastlewest Farmers Market - Co Limerick - Thursday & Saturday
Newcastlewest Farmers Market - Thursday & Saturday 9-3pm

Market Yard, Newcastlewest, Co Limerick

Contact: Eileen O Sullivan - 087 277 0679

Tourist Attractions

Adare Castle - Adare County Limerick Ireland
Adare Castle
Adare, Co. Limerick
Adare Castle, or Desmond Castle as it is popularly known, stands in a strategic position on the north bank of the Maigue and is regarded as a fine example of the medieval fortified castle in Ireland. It was an important stronghold of the Earl ...

Wedding Venues

Dromoland Castle Hotel - Newmarket on Fergus County Clare Ireland - Wedding Venue
Dromoland Castle Hotel
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
The ancestral home of the O’Briens, barons of Inchiquin and direct descendants of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, this is one of the few Irish estates tracing its history back to Gaelic royal families, and it is now one of Ireland’s ...
  • Taste of The Dunraven

    Experience the best of food and comfort with 2 Nights Bed, Breakfast and Dinner in the renowned Maigue Restaurant on one night and Dinner in the Hunters Bar on the second night
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