Located in the heart of County Limerick just 15 minutes south of Limerick City on the N21, and 40 minutes from Shannon airport, Adare is the gateway to the southwest of Ireland, bordering the counties of Kerry, Cork, Clare and Tipperary. Adare is regarded as being Ireland's prettiest and most picturesque village, and is a haven for those wishing to escape and unwind taking in its medieval surroundings. Situated on the river Maigue, a tributary of the river Shannon, Adare is steeped in history dating back to 1200ad.
Adare boasts 3 hotels, an abundance of restaurants, bars, shops and stylish boutiques. Adare's thatched cottages, Manor and abbeys are complemented by the Adare Heritage Centre which celebrates the history of the picturesque Adare Village.
Local Adare attractions include 2 golf courses including the Adare Golf Club which is the 2008 & 2009 Home of the Irish Open. Two Equestrian Centres are also available nearby. Adare is the ideal location for exploring the following places of interest Limerick City - 20 mins drive Bunratty - 30 mins drive Killarney & Tralee - 1 hr 20 mins drive Dingle - 1 hr 30 mins drive Cliffs of Moher - 1 hr 30 mins drive Blarney Castle - 1 hr drive.
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Written by Ms. E. Fitzgerald - Owner of Property 99170 in County Limerick, Ireland