Attractions

Castle in Adare

Adare Castle

Dating from around 1200, this picturesque Norman ruin changed hands several times before being entirely wrecked by Cromwell's troops in 1657, by which time its strategic importance had slipped away. Highlights inclu…
Ruins in Adare

Franciscan Friary

The ruins of this friary, founded by the Earl of Kildare in 1464, stand serenely in the middle of Adare Golf Club beside the River Maigue. Public access is assured, but let them know at the clubhouse that you intend…
Abbey in Adare

Augustinian Priory

North of Adare village, on the N21 and close to the bridge over the River Maigue, is the Church of Ireland parish church, once the Augustinian priory, founded in 1316 and also known as the Black Abbey. The interior …
Church in Adare

Church of the Holy Trinity

The dramatic tower and southern wall of the Church of the Holy Trinity date from the 13th-century Trinitarian priory that was restored by the first Earl of Dunraven. Holy Trinity is now a Catholic church. There's a …
Museum in Adare

Adare Heritage Centre

In the middle of Adare, exhibits here explain the history and the medieval context of the village's buildings in entertaining fashion. Quality Irish crafts are on sale and there's also a busy cafe.