Often described as Ireland's prettiest village, Adare is 20 minutes drive south of Limerick City and 45 minutes drive from Shannon Airport. The name Adare is derived from Ath Dara, meaning 'the ford of the oak' and was historically a crossing point on the River Maigue.
Adare is a designated Heritage Town and a magnificent location with many tourist attractions and places of interest. Adare Heritage Centre recalls the history of the village and hosts a number of craft shops and a restaurant.
A guest staying in Adare will be impressed at the high level of hospitality and quality hotel accommodation this town. It is a major tourist destination with many tours of Ireland stopping off in Adare.
Adare has become a major golf destination and the Adare Golf Club is a magnificant woodland course offering a fantastic challenge to both amateur and professional golfers alike. Limerick Race Course is located 4km from the village of Adare and has regular meetings.
Fishing in the river Maigue, horse racing and Irish music in traditional pubs in Adare are enjoyed by the many visitors who stay in Adare.
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