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Adare

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Adare is a village in the Mid-West of Ireland.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Adare is 15 km south-west of Limerick city on the principal Kerry-Limerick road (N21). It can be easily accessed by bus or taxi from Limerick, although a car would be an advantage.

By bus[edit]

The Bus Éireann bus stop for Limerick city and onwards is outside the Heritage Centre. For Kerry and the south the bus stops outside the Post Office.

Get around[edit]

As a village, Adare is best explored on foot.

Generally free on-street parking can be found. There is a free public car park (which is monitored by CCTV) behind the Heritage Centre on Station Road.

See[edit]

The best place to start viewing Adare is from the Adare Heritage Centre. The principal sights include:

  • Desmond Castle.
  • 1 Adare Manor. Adare Manor on Wikipedia Adare Manor (Q4680814) on Wikidata
  • Augustinian friary. Now the Church of Ireland.
  • Trinitarian friary. Now the Catholic Church.
  • Franciscian friary. Ruin.

Thatched cottages throughout the village.

Do[edit]

Adare has two golf courses, the Adare Manor Golf Club and Adare Golf Club. The Adare Golf Club, home to the 2007 Irish Open, also boasts a driving range.

Clonshire equestrian centre is a must for show-jumping enthusiasts.

There is a medium-sized park in the center of the village for walks and some R&R.

The library is located next to the Heritage Centre (across from the Village Hall).

Buy[edit]

There is a 24hr ATM outside the AIB bank next to the roundabout in the centre of the village.

There is a number of craft shops throughout the village. These are primarily focused on tourists.

Eat[edit]

Some restaurants shut for the winter and reopen around St. Patrick's day. Particularly during the summer period it is wise to make reservations for dinner. The main restaurants include:

  • The Abbots Rest.
  • The Aches.
  • The Blue Door.
  • The Golden Dragon. Chinese.
  • The Inn Between.
  • The Maigue (Dunraven Arms Hotel).
  • The Wild Geese.
  • Bia.

Bar food is widely served and there is a fast food restaurant known as The Pink Potato and Pizza Blue.

Drink[edit]

Adare has four pubs:

  • Bill Chawke's
  • Collins
  • Aunty Lena's
  • Sean Collins'

Café:

  • Heritage Centre

All three hotels have bars.

Most Restaurants have a licence.

Both Golf clubs have a bar and restaurant.

Sleep[edit]

  • Adare Manor Hotel. 5 star.
  • Dunraven Arms Hotel. 4 star.
  • Woodlands House Hotel. 3 star.

There are also numerous B&Bs and guesthouses.

Connect[edit]

The Post office is located in a pink building on the main street next to Collins' Bar (across from the Village Hall).

Stay safe[edit]

The Garda (Police) station is located in a yellow building across the street from the Post Office.

Go next[edit]

Adare is a good location for onward touring around the southwest of Ireland as Tralee and Killarney are about 1hr 30 min away by car. Adare is a nice location to cycle around and from as the local roads are generally quiet.

Adare is close-by to Limerick City, Shannon and Bunratty.


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