Things to do in Adare

Top Things to Do in Adare

Things to Do in Adare

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  • Sepp G
    1 contribution
    Such a great place rife with history! Justin gave us a long and engaging tour of the whole place. Excellent chance find! Don't miss this as you travel through Adare as we did on our way from Galway to Killarney.
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • bs0549
    Falls City, TX93 contributions
    Beautiful church in Adare. Attended mass Saturday evening. The priest gave a beautiful homily. Loved the gorgeous altar with the glass wall. A must visit if you’re in Adare.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Jacqueline R
    Cork, Cork, Ireland549 contributions
    A beautiful spot to stroll and enjoy the outdoors.
    Meticulously maintained, small but very well laid out.
    Written 11 October 2022
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  • Skibumlady
    Charlotte, NC815 contributions
    We made a quick stop at this historic church along the way from Limerick to Killarney. Spent about an hour here, self-guided tour (no pamphlets or attendants present).

    ABBEY: Formerly known as the "Black Abbey", church was an Augustinian Friary built in 1316. It is now St. Nicholas' Church and St. Nicholas' National School. We were able to see all of the site except the school which was in session. Some original buildings remain, including is a portion of the current church; the cloisters, walkways that formed the center of the monastic buildings; and the refectory, or hall where the monks ate. Walked through ancient walkways where the Franciscan monks used to work. Saw where they cooked (large brick ovens, no longer used).

    Monastery continued for about 200 years after founding. Then, in the 1530's, Henry VIII of England destroyed monasteries in both England, Ireland, and Wales, and the Augustinian Abbey was dissolved. Monks were driven out sometime between 1567 and 1585.

    The church then sat in ruins for more than 200 years. Congregation worshiped in other places during this time. Restoration of the Abbey took place through the early 1800's.

    CHURCH: The congregation of St. Nicholas Church is celebrated its 700th anniversary in 2015. Note the very large image on wall - Ten Commandments, creeds, prayers, etc. Wooden ceiling and stitched kneeling pads with each pew (wide variety of designs with Biblical themes). Large baptismal font, memorials on walls, and stained glass (intricate and colorful).
    Written 29 January 2020
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  • Leen H
    Belgium6 contributions
    The ruin is set on a golf course and once you announced yourself in the club house you are allowed to enter. Do not forget to announce yourself. The golfers are friendly but they will advise you where to go as to not be hit. I was there on one of the busiest days of the year and let me tell you, I raced to the abbey! A very nice view though and within the well maintained park it's a beauty.
    Written 15 August 2019
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  • Jaume
    Barcelona, Spain858 contributions
    This is a complex where they offer good information about Adare and also Limerick county, it is also the base for the guided tours to the castle, there are some shops, and also a restaurant, the Dovecote. The restaurant is a convenient place to eat. They offer homemade food at a reasonable prices.
    Written 10 August 2021
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  • lucyboo87
    Miltown Malbay, Ireland1,414 contributions
    A lovely market in the heart of Adare with local arts, crafts and produce. Home baking too. Friendly people and good array of products also.
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • Ivy Ireland
    5 contributions
    First time ever I walked the river walk, never knew it existed. It was ‚one way‘ due to Covid, not so easy to figure out where to start as you head down from the Heritage Centre, but this was a lovely new experience on a bright day, away from the traffic for some peace and quiet, watching lovely swans and enjoying the peace in the middle of this busy village. Just improve the signposting to find ‚the right way in‘, please.
    Written 12 January 2021
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  • BernDude
    Lake Elsinore, CA364 contributions
    Found it quite by accident. We had lunch at Aunty Lena’s and the museum is upstairs. Lots of history about the area and a recreation of the court. Very interesting and fun visit. When in Adare, go to court.
    Written 18 October 2019
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  • Catriona M
    1 contribution
    I went for the Ruby Package in Revas Spa and it was simply perfection! Siobhan could not have made the experience any better. I came out feeling like a new woman!! 10/10 I will be back
    Written 20 October 2022
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  • bmoflow
    2 contributions
    We rented a VW California Campervan from RetroVentures for 5 days. Everything went smoothly and all aspects of the operation of the van were explained and demonstrated before we left by Chris. The trip we took was honestly one of the best I've taken and it was magical to travel the West Coast of Ireland by van. I highly recommend RetroVentures and renting from Chris.
    Written 25 May 2021
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  • Pat Ahern
    Carlow, Ireland11 contributions
    My party of 4 family members played Adare in August and what an incredible golfing experience we all had! Simply put - golfing paradise!
    From the moment we reached the gate to leaving the estate that evening, we had a super day on this magnificent course. The entire experience is something I have never experienced before but without a doubt - worth it all!
    Meeting the Caddie Master who introduced us to our expert caddies, providing 2 complimentary buggies - all was a lovely welcoming experience and set us at ease and in the right frame of mind to take on the course.
    Our caddies were exceptional aiding with club selection, line off the tee, distance to every part of the greens and minding our clubs better than we do ourselves!
    The half way hut had the most delicious wraps and coffee and set us up nicely for the challenging back nine.
    Having played here about 13 years ago, and thoroughly enjoying it then, well the transformation to the entire course is remarkable. The bunkers are well placed, and in immaculate condition. Its around the greens though that the greatest test awaits and if the green has not been found then wedge play of the highest quality is required to ensure a good score. The greens have the most subtle undulations I have ever experienced and they were also immaculate.
    My favourite holes were the long par 5 9th and the last 4 - each with its own unique character and challenge.
    A golfing experience par excellence! Looking forward to returning in the near future!
    Written 27 October 2021
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  • cheryl h
    Durham, NC57,463 contributions
    I thought the clubhouse and restaurant were unbelievably nice. The foam on my Guinness was even stamped with the Carriage House logo. The practice area was huge and immaculate. Great golf balls, well defined targets, and after using a club a few times I set it aside and a man was right there to clean the clubs. I could get used to being pampered like that.

    Fazio did a great job with upgrading the layout. There were lots of variety between holes and great elevation changes. All of the greens were elevated and the SubAir system made them perfect. My caddie was a rookie but he did a great job helping me (also a rookie) navigate the course.
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • jan10860
    Vancouver, Canada100 contributions
    Cute shop with a lovely garden. Interesting art and lovely knitted garments. Worth stopping in. The service was good. It appears that the shop is up for sale so some items were available for a reduced price.
    Written 22 June 2022
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