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”.
Adare offers visitors a wonderful variety of activities including Golf, Walking, Fishing, Fashion shopping, Dining, Archery and Falconry and of course Historic Tours. See the full list of Things to Do and Sightseeing in our Heritage Village on this website.
Also,check out the full range of accommodation in Adare on this website.

We invite you to click on our video to get a flavour for Adare Village.




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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.

An Post confirms its support of the most vulnerable and those living alone. October 19, 2020

An Post have today announced an expanded range of post office and postal delivery supports for customers and communities to help everyone stay connected now and into the future. Titled ‘Community Focus’ – the initiative will offer a range of supports for customers, most particularly for older and vulnerable people who are living alone. Postage […]

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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 has a wonderful selection of shops to choose from this Autumn and Winter and we encourage everyone in Adare to support local retail businesses. Throughout the next few months, leading up to Christmas, you should look out for special offers which we will be signposting here on the website and on our Facebook. This is a new section on the website, which is presently being developed. Shop Local

Recipes and more

View some of the recipes from our award winning chefs in Adare! This is a new addition to our website and we will feature recipes from some of our top local chefs over the next few months, with a particular emphasis on delicious warm dishes for the winter months, including stews, broths, Sunday roasts, etc. View Recipes