Draíocht Art as its name suggests brings a little touch of magic to Adare village with its wealth of original art by internationally recognised Irish artists and many aspiring talents. Draíocht is a must visit for those seeking quality art and craft items. The ever popular Jane Hilliard and Sheila Richardson are permanently on exhibit joining Charles Harper RHA, Syra Larkin, Mary Neville and Adare’s Henry Morgan.
The Art Gallery, based at the Dovecote Restaurant, exhibits works by local artists throughout the year, in oils and watercolours from local artists. The standard of paintings exhibited here is extremely high, and the subject matter in the main is of local landscapes and historical buildings. Featured also are still life, contemporary and abstract by budding local talent.
All paintings are for sale.
Manor Antiques, founded by the late Simon Quilligan, and now operated by his son Michael, have been supplying antiques to the trade and interior decorators worldwide for many years. It is a “must visit” antique shop for visitors to Adare and it’s not unusual to see visitors from all over the world browsing through the various well stocked rooms of furniture, paintings, antique Irish silver, books, toby jugs, etc.
George Stacpoole’s shop is an eclectic mix of fine antiques from the 18th, 19th, & 20th centuries, and contemporary art, along with books old and new, fine furniture and much more for antique lovers. Meeting George in his shop is a wonderful experience as he is the doyen of the antiques business in Ireland and he is highly regarded by the astute collector of fine art and quality antique furniture. The shop has a framing service.
Limerick City, bidding to become European Capital of Culture 2020, is renowned for its Performing and Visual Arts. “Read more” below for information on concerts, exhibitions and other cultural activities in Limerick City, at Limerick Gallery of Art, The Hunt Museum, University Concert Hall, Millennium Theatre, Lime Tree Theatre, Belltable Arts Centre, Friar’s Gate Theatre & Arts.