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Adare, County Limerick

county limerickAdare is 20 minutes drive south of Limerick City on the N21 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.

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.

Often described as Ireland's prettiest village, Adare is a magnificent location with many tourist attractions and places of interest and is designated as a Heritage Town by the Irish Government. 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.

Adare Golf Club is magnificant championship woodland course offering a fantastic challenge to both amateur and professional golfers alike.

For horse racing enthusiasts Limerick Race Course is located 4km from the village of Adare and has regular meets.

Adare Heritage Centre recalls the history of the village and hosts a number of craft shops and a restaurant. It documents the Counts of Dunraven and the arrival of Normans to the ancient abbeys of the Middle Ages.

Adare is a very popular wedding and conference venue and has become a major golf destination hosting the many important golf competitions of international standard.

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