Adare Manor Accomodation Guide
Noble Adare Manor is a delight in every sense - an architectural gem set in the timeless greenery of the rich and fertile landscape of County Limerick. Adare Manor though, has entered a new era. Home for over 150 years, to the Quinn family and Earls of Dunraven, the Manor was transformed in 1987 from a private one thousand acre estate to an elegant world class hotel.
The Second Earl of Dunraven, prevented by illness from outdoor pursuits of hunting and fishing, dedicated himself to the building of the Manor. Begun in 1832 and continued by his son, the construction of Adare Manor and the planting of some twenty acres of gardens extended over thirty years. Today, the Manor in all its preserved glory reads like a novel.
The beautiful oak stairway is dominated by finely carved ravens, which are reminders of the Second Earl's wife, heiress to the Dunraven Castle of Wales. The most recent addition to the estate is the fantastic Robert Trent Jones golf course, the layout of which is quite something to behold. Trent Jones sees the par 5 18th, as probably the best finishing hole to be found anywhere.
More than fifty individually carved fireplaces, enhance the ambience of the spacious bedrooms and suites, each a meticulous re-inspiration of the original design. Rich with history the Manor House of Adare stands witness to centuries of Ireland's fate. Once again though, the glamorous life has returned to Adare Manor.
ROOMS: 63 en-suite guestrooms, including 5 Dunraven staterooms, all of which boast individually fashioned wood panelling at the hands of local craftsmen. Most bedrooms offer fantastic views over the manicured gardens or River Maigue.
FACILITIES: 18 hole, Robert Trent Jones designed championship golf course Swimming Pool Fitness Centre Sauna Horse Riding Clay Pigeon Shooting Fishing
NEARBY GOLF COURSES: Adare is probably the perfect location from which to play the courses of the West and Southwest. As well as its own parkland course, Ballybunion, Tralee & Killarney are all within an hour and a half drive. The Old Head of Kinsale (2½ hours) and Waterville (3 hours) are the other gems of Ireland's Southwest. The courses in the West: Lahinch (1½ hours), Galway Bay (2 hours) and Connemara (2 ½ hours) are also within easy reach.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: The West and Southwest offer some of Ireland's finest scenic treasures. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is less than 20 miles away and offers an interesting insight into Irelands historical past. The Burren and Cliffs of Moher in the West and the Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry & Lakes of Killarney in the Southwest are each superbly spectacular and within driving distance. As regards shopping, Limerick City is less than 20 miles away and offers a great selection of shops.