Things To Do

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


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.

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.

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 Friday Market

Adare's Friday Market takes place every Friday at the Village Hall and has been growing in popularity since it commenced some weeks back.

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.


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. 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.

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 Norman's to the ancient abbeys of the Middle Ages.

Horse racing

Limerick Racecourse is located 4km from the village of Adare and hosts 18 race meetings per year. It is the first purpose built racecourse in Ireland for 50 years and has exceptional modern facilities. The unique atmosphere means we have loyal customers returning year after year, for fun, fashion, and to have a wager on a few favourites.


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 25 acre, community owned recreational facility, which is home to one of the best playgrounds that you will find, anywhere.

Spa & leisure centres

The three local hotels in Adare cater for guests who wish to experience luxury spa and beauty treatments or just to leisurely exercise in their gyms and pools.

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.


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.