Things To Do

Live Irish music, golf, shopping, local crafts, arts and antiques, falconry and archery, Adare has plenty to offer our visitors.

 

Clonshire Equestrian Centre

Clonshire Equestrian Centre is set on 120 acres of rolling parkland, in the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of Clonshire Beg, Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland.  Whether you are a child or an adult, a beginner wanting to start your journey as a rider, or a rider with years of experience, then it's time you contacted Dan or Sue Foley.

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. Erected around the early part of the 13th century, it was the property of the Earls of Kildare for nearly 300 years until the rebellion in 1536, when it was forfeited and granted to the Earls of Desmond who gave the castle its present name.

Adare Village Park

In the heart of the village is a pretty oasis and gathering place in the shape of a public park. The land for this beautiful park, like most of the village, was once part of the massive Dunraven estate. One feature of the park is the lovely thatched gazebo, which plays a part in village events and is a popular photographic background for the many weddings that take place in Adare all year round.

Adare Walking Tours

Explore Adare's rich heritage with a guided walking tour by James Cavanagh of Adare Walking Tours or Adare Heritage Walking Tours.

Adare’s Weekend Market

Adare's Country Market takes place every Saturday and Sunday, at the Village Hall, located in the heart of the village. Opening times are: Saturday 11 am to 5 pm & Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.

Falconry & archery

Adare Country Pursuits provides a range of exhilarating outdoor activities including Falconry, Archery and Gundog Training on the beautiful grounds of Adare Manor.

Fishing

The river Maigue flows through the lush countryside of Adare parish. It runs alongside the village of Adare and offers great river fishing opportunities. Check the local fishing seasons in advance. Read more for more information on fishing tours in and around Adare.

Greyhound Racing

For a Great Night Out, Limerick Greyhound Stadium is a state of the art facility located 20 mins from Adare. Racing every Thursday and Saturday. The venue offers four bars and a choice of carvery and fast food. You can also enjoy a mouth watering meal in our atmospheric restaurant or in a private suite.

Enchanted Manor Tour

Experience the magic of the 840 acre Adare Manor Estate from the warmth & comfort of a Limerick Carriage Tours private carriage. Our weatherproof carriage features warm Irish lambswool blankets to snuggle into and an elegant table equipped with glass holders and a wine cooler for guests to enjoy refreshments on-board.

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 Normans to the ancient abbeys of the Middle Ages. The exhibition is located at Adare Heritage Centre.

Horse racing

Limerick Racecourse is located 4km from the village of Adare. Twilight Racing gets underway this year in May and there are five Twilight afternoons/evenings to enjoy! Thursday 30th May, Saturday 15th and Friday 21st June, Saturday 13th and Thursday 25th July. The races are only part of the fun. There is live music, entertainment and a variety of dining options to enjoy…

Knockfierna

Knockfierna which translates in English to “Hill of the Fairies” is located a short drive south west of Adare just outside the village of Ballingarry.

Live Music & Events

From Monday to Sunday you will find live Irish music in one of the bars or hotels in Adare. The musical events change from bar to bar so ask at the bar to find out who is playing. Throughout the Summer months, up to 29th August enjoy a night of Traditional Irish Music, Irish Dancing and a hearty 3 course Irish Meal at Woodlands House Hotel.

Manor fields & playground

The Manor Fields Adare is a community-owned, 25 acre amenity with ownership vested in Adare Recreation Community Complex CLG. It is located just off the main Limerick /Kerry road, with the turn for the entrance at the traffic lights. Adare Recreation & Community Complex CLG is the legal entity but the facility is better known by its trading name - The Manor Fields Adare.

Spa & leisure centres

The three local hotels in Adare cater for guests who wish to experience luxury spa and beauty treatments or just leisurely exercise in their gyms and pools. Choose from The Leisure Centre at Dunraven Arms, Revas Spa, Health and Leisure Centre at Woodlands House Hotel & Spa or The Spa and Fitness Centre at Adare Manor.

Walking Holidays

Adare is a visitor gateway to a variety of walking trails to suit all levels of fitness. Some of these trails extend outside the county boundary but are only a short drive from Adare.

Golf

Adare has two 18-hole golf courses and a pitch & putt course all within walking distance from the village. There are also over 20 golf courses within 1 hours drive from Adare.