Welcome to Adare

Ireland’s prettiest village

Adare, County Limerick, founded in the 13th century, abounds with a rich history and a strong heritage, which remain ever present in its monuments, its thatched cottages, its streets and its people.

Visitor Information

Welcome to Adare

Adare, host to the 2027 Ryder Cup, wishes all visitors a céad míle fáilte, a hundred thousand welcomes. As you wander through the streets, past the thatched cottages, with their tiny windows and low walls, past ancient churches and quaint shops, coffee houses, restaurants and cosy bars, you can fully understand why Adare is considered by many to be “Ireland’s Prettiest Village”.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, many of our businesses, such as our fashions stores, restaurants, bars and hotels are closed. So also are our golf courses. Check this website for full information on the many options for take away meals and other services.

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The hotels in Adare offer excellent accommodation to those staying for a short or a long time. There are spa breaks, golf breaks and other great deals on offer throughout the year. Browse Hotels

Bed & Breakfast

Adare B & B accommodation has been welcoming visitors to Adare for many years. Stay in the village close to the hotels, restaurants and bars or relax in the beautiful countryside on the outskirts. Browse B&Bs


Adare offers visitors a choice of well appointed luxurious Self-Catering houses and apartments, some within walking distance of the village and others just a short drive from the village. Browse Self Catering

Latest News

The latest news from Adare.

Adare Manor’s New Online Boutique October 23, 2020

We now have a wide range of Adare Manor branded luxury items, keepsakes and gifts for all occasions available for you to purchase online. Some of our most popular gifts include our candle and diffuser in our signature scent which fills Adare Manor’s public spaces, our sumptuous bathrobes which guests enjoy during their stay with […]

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Food & Drink

Adare is considered to be one of the best dining locations in Ireland, catering for all tastes. Our restaurants and hotels are regular winners of prestigious national and international food awards and due to their popularity you are advised to book in advance. Our bars also serve superb food and are open until late each day to cater for visitors and they hold regular music sessions, which include traditional Irish music, to be enjoyed while you savour your favourite tipple. Home catering is also available. Browse Food & Drink

Shopping & Fashion

Adare offers visitors an excellent choice in fashion boutiques, stocking exclusive ladies fashion brands. That is why Adare village is considered to be The Fashion Centre of the Mid-west of Ireland. Our many boutiques stock leading high street labels and many of them have carried out extensive improvements to their premises to cater for the increase in interest in shopping for fashion in Adare. Adare has well stocked supermarkets with fresh produce, vegetables and bread, and off licences. Fashion in Adare

Things to Do

Listen to live Irish music, play golf, shop for local crafts, visit arts and antiques shops. Try falconry and archery; explore Adare's rich heritage with a guided walking tour or plan a walking holiday of the region; visit our weekend country market; go horse racing or greyhound racing in nearby tracks. Experience luxury spa and beauty treatments; Adare has so much to offer visitors. https://youtu.be/G4lFllsBmrAThings to Do in Adare

Getting Married in Adare

Adare is one of the top wedding locations in Ireland and has been chosen by world famous sports people and actors to celebrate their weddings. We have three churches dating back hundreds of years. Our hotels, Adare Manor, Dunraven Arms, Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel and the Mustard Seed are renowned for hosting wedding receptions and there are spectacular photographic locations to choose from including the Desmond Castle. Read More

Local attractions

Adare is the perfect holiday base for those who love to walk, explore and relax. With over twenty exciting visitor attraction locations, including ancient castles, museums, cathedrals, Ireland’s first hydro-electric power station, stunning views of the river Shannon and scenic walks, all within a short distance away, Adare is the ideal place to stay, the whole year round. Visit our historical sites and buildings of universal interest, as outlined in “History and Historic Sites” on this website. View Local Attractions

Shop Local Adare

Support your local community by shopping locally and also check out local businesses trading online for Christmas Vouchers. You will then be bringing job security to all those employed in retail jobs in Adare. Click the SHOP LOCAL button below for links to assist you when shopping locally. These links contain all contact details to help you when ordering Take Away meals or home deliveries of groceries in Adare. Shop Local

Recipes from our local chefs

View some of the recipes from our award winning chefs in Adare! During Covid -19 restrictions on dining out at any one of our award winning restaurants in Adare, or going to our favourite local bar for top class bar food, the website will regularly publish recipes from local chefs. It's bringing the restaurant home!Support local restaurants and bars by ordering take away dishes from those listed on this website. View Recipes

Takeaway Food during Covid-19 Level 5

Living in Adare and you would like a meal from your favourite restaurant or bar? Here you will find a list of cafés, restaurants, hotels, bars and home caterers offering takeaway service. During Level 5 restrictions which run up to 1 December 2020 – you will find a full list of dining options in Adare for this time. Some were already operating this way, others have introduced new online ordering to keep the lights on and patrons fed. Click for options