Local attractions

Plan your stay in Adare with a host of activities for all the family

Limerick Hunt Museum

Located in the heart of Limerick City, The Hunt Museum is home to the eclectic collection generously donated by John and Gertrude Hunt to the people of Ireland.

King Johns Castle

Experience 800 years of history with dramatic stories brought to life. Exhibitions, 3D models, discovery drawers and audio visuals.

Curraghchase Forest Park

Curraghchase Forest Park and caravan park is located approximately 4km from the village of Adare. This unspoiled and natural forest land is an ideal spot to relax in County Limerick's finest parkland.

Stonehall Visitor Farm

Suitable for all ages, view and experience a wide range of animals and birds on the farm trail which covers 45 acres. Sheep, red deer, rare Soay sheep, ostrich, emu, ducks, geese, rabbits, guinea pigs and many more. Located beside curraghchase forest park, 4 km from Adare.

Adare Castle Tours

The Adare Desmond Castle is located on the edge of the village of Adare, just off the N21 on the main Limerick to Kerry road.

Carrigogunnell Castle

The castle is superbly situated on a volcanic rock with a marvellous view overlooking the whole Shannon estuary. It consists of a multi-sided enclosure, fortified by a strong wall probably of 15th century date.8km from Adare, and to the west of Limerick.

Historical Exhibition

Step back in time and take a journey through the historical exhibition, a reconstruction of Adare's unique past from the arrival of the Norman's to the ancient abbeys of the Middle Ages.

De Valera Museum

The De Valera Museum and Bruree Heritage Centre is dedicated to Eamon de Valera [1882-1975], former president of Ireland and one of the country’s most famous statesmen.

Limerick City

Limerick City is just a 20 minute drive from Adare and 20 a minute drive from Shannon Airport. The city is a must-visit location for visitors to Adare. It is the  third most populous  urban area in the state, and the fourth most populous  city on the island of Ireland. Limerick is a city steeped in history.

Shannon Ferry

Shannon Ferry will take you and your vehicle on a memorable 20 minute journey across the Shannon from Tarbert in County Kerry to Killimer in County Clare.

Foynes Flying Boat Museum

The museum recalls the 1930's and 40's when the port of Foynes was the fulcrum point for air traffic between the US and Europe.

Irish Palatine Heritage Centre

In 1709 several hundred families of German origin settled in Ireland. Known as the Palatines they established roots mainly in Rathkeale. A greatly extended display of artefacts, photographs, graphics etc.

Lough Gur Heritage Centre

Lough Gur is an archaeological gem of international significance. The site includes the remains of stone circles and standing stones, ancient burial chambers and Cairns.

Frank McCourt Museum

The museum showcases a classroom of the 1930’s and the McCourt home, as described in “Angela’s Ashes” and a bronze bust of Dr.Frank McCourt is displayed on a plinth at the entrance.