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, welcomes you to our village. As you wander through the streets, past our 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”.
Only essential retail outlets are open. Some of our restaurants, cafes and bars are providing excellent takeaway meals.
For full details of Level 5 please go to gov.ie/covid-19
Full details of Takeaway Services in Adare are posted on this website.


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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 appoints New Deputy Manager. May 6, 2021

FIVE-STAR hotel and resort Adare Manor has announced the appointment of a new deputy general manager. Gavin Couper has been appointed from within the organisation to serve as second in command. He moved from London to join the Adare Manor team in May 2019 and since then has led the food and beverage operation, overseeing […]

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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. 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 home deliveries of groceries in Adare. Shop Local

Recipes from local chefs and Hazel Vokes

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!Also, some exciting and flavoursome recipes from Hazel Vokes.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 you will find a full list of dining options in Adare for this time. Some were already operating this takeaway service, others have introduced new online ordering to keep the lights on and retain staff. Click for options