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Restaurant 1826 Adare

One of Ireland's most highly regarded chefs, Wade Murphy continues to wow diners at this art-lined 1826-built thatched cottage. His passion for local seasonal produce is an essential ingredient in dishes like pan-se…
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…
Irish in Adare

Oakroom Restaurant

Dine like a lord at Adare Manor's atmospheric Oakroom Restaurant, where dinner service is lit only by candles. The superb Irish menu is backed by a fabulous setting with views overlooking the grounds and the River M…
Irish in Adare

Dunraven Arms

The restaurant in this charming inn has an ambitious menu (roast cod with crab risotto and pea purée, confit duck with rhubarb and port sauce), but the food in its sedate, wood-panelled bar (lamb burger, fish and ch…
Irish in Adare

Wild Geese

The ever-changing menu at this inviting cottage restaurant celebrates the best of southwest Ireland's bounty, from breakfasts of eggs Benedict with black pudding and colcannon, to dinner dishes of succulent scallops…
Cafe in Adare

Good Room Cafe

This homely but busy place prepares inventive soups, salads, hot sandwiches, bruschetta, baked goods, homemade jams, kids menus and huge cups of coffee in a cutesy thatched-cottage location. Arrive early before thei…
Irish in Adare

Blue Door

Hearty salads, open-faced sandwiches and lasagne appear on the lunch menu at this upmarket thatched cottage restaurant, while dinner ups the ante with dishes such as confit of duck with black pudding and Guinness sa…
Pub in Adare

Bill Chawke's Lounge Bar

Decked out in GAA (hurling and Gaelic football) memorabilia, this place has a good beer garden and hosts regular trad music sessions and singalongs.
Pub in Adare

Seán Collins

A friendly, family-run pub with good craic, good food, and live music on Monday and Friday at 8.30pm.