Welcome to Adare

Tourists arrive by the busload in Adare, 16km southwest of Limerick on the River Maigue, clogging its roads (the busy N21 is the village's main street). As it's thronged with visitors at weekends, book accommodation and restaurants in advance.

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$612.83 Multi-day & Extended Tours

All-Ireland 6-Day Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin-BelfastDepart Dublin and make the first stop at Monasterboice. You can take a world famous Black Taxi tour (own expense) to view the Peace Wall and political murals. Your driver will show you highlights of the city including City Hall, Queen's University, Albert's Clock, Botanic Gardens, and much more. Day 2: Belfast - Giant’s Causeway - Derry - LetterkennyWe initially visit the Dark Hedges, made famous by Game of Thrones. Then it's the jackpot visit of the day - we will trace the footprints of Celtic Giants, walk the Giant's Causeway! This afternoon we’ll visit the city of Derry. Learn why the city is officially known as Londonderry and the story of the long bloody siege here in 1689. Your guide will take you down to the well known Bogside district, scene of the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972.We’ll cross the border to nearby Co. Donegal where we’ll stop for the evening in Letterkenny. Day 3: Letterkenny - Co. Sligo - GalwayThe drive takes you through the beautiful counties of Donegal and Sligo, once home to Nobel Laureate poet W.B. Yeats. We visit his final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey. This afternoon we’ll arrive in Galway, City of the Tribes. Perhaps take a relaxing stroll along Salthill Promenade whilst the sun sets over Galway Bay.Day 4: Galway-KillarneyYou will have the wild Atlantic Ocean by your side as the tour cruises down the west coast. See the lunar landscape of the Burren, and visit the Cliffs of Moher, one of the most popular natural tourist destinations in Ireland. The last stop is the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages. Day 5: Killarney-DingleVisit one of Ireland's longest beaches at Inch, and then take the short drive to Dingle. Visit Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who you shall have time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores.Day 6: Dingle-DublinThe day begins by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Spend plenty of time visiting the Castle, and kissing the Blarney Stone. You'll make your way up through the battle fields of Braveheart to Dublin for the grand finale.

$288.46 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Galway, Kerry, Burren, Dingle Peninsula 3-Day Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin - Connemara - Galway We’ll depart Dublin this morning and make our way to the West of Ireland and beautiful Connemara. We’ll stop for refreshments in the midlands before arriving in the enchanting village of Cong. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara filmed the Quiet Man here and the village is also home to Ashford Castle, a stunning resort which is frequently host to celebrity weddings and royal families on vacation. We have time to visit Cong Abbey before continuing our journey through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy the unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys and mountain scenery. This area is Gaelic speaking and still maintains many of Ireland's traditional ways, despite suffering massive depopulation during the Great Famine of 1845 - 1851. Arrive in Galway mid afternoon for time at leisure in this atmospheric city. We have time to explore the Spanish Arch and ramble down colourful Shop Street with its many street performers, seafood eateries and quaint Irish bars. Overnight in Galway. Day 2: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Dingle Peninsula Today you will have the Atlantic Ocean by your side as we cruise down a portion of the Wild Atlantic Way. The coastal route is characterised by beautiful golden beaches and maybe even dolphins and whales breaching off the shore. Meanwhile, the limestone Burren region is a lunar landscape with unique features such as underground rivers and waterfalls dating back 300 million years. Today’s highlight is the Cliffs of Moher, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and easily most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, the ciffs mark the edge of Europe are home to some of nature’s most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. We'll cross the mighty River Shannon in County Limerick where Viking longboats once ruled the waves. Look forward to spending the night on the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula, in the heart of rural Ireland. Day 3: Highlights of the Ring of Kerry - Killarney - DublinThis morning we'll take in some highlights of the Ring of Kerry (which typically include Moll’s Gap, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall) before enjoying time at leisure in Killarney. Many guests enjoy an (optional) horse and carriage or horse ride. The journey back to Dublin takes us on a leisurely drive through the heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages and the Golden Vale, Ireland's finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures. We return to Dublin by 19:00 approx.

$45.18 Day Trips & Excursions

Dingle Peninsula Tour from Limerick

The tour begins with a first stop at the famous Inch beach, a beach of outstanding natural beauty and one of the most picturesque beaches in Ireland. Then continue on a drive of Slea Head, where you will marvel at the landscape of the Atlantic Coast as you travel on this spectacular road hugging the western shoreline. Sit back and relax, admiring views of the Blasket Islands and maybe even see the "Sleeping Giant." You will also stop at one of the most beautiful villages in Ireland - Dingle. Dingle town is truly the heart and soul of the Dingle Peninsula. The tour will depart from Limerick City and travel via the charming village of Adare down through the mountains to County Kerry. You make a stop in the wonderful town of Killarney, the most well known town in Co. Kerry, as you make our way towards the Dingle Peninsula You will next take a stop at Inch Beach, one of Ireland's most famous beaches and the home of a surf school. Experience the stunning views of Ireland's Atlantic Coast as you walk along this world famous beach. Next, you will drive around Slea Head, the most Westerly drive in Europe. From there, the tour will continue to travel along the Atlantic Coast with stops for photos at the most dramatic locations On a clear day, you will enjoy superb views of the Blasket Islands. Your guide will explain how the Island's people had to leave their Island home and move to the mainland. Following a chance to grab refreshments (own expense), you will make your way back to Limerick, arriving at approximately 7:30pm depending on traffic, after a magical day on the Dingle Peninsula.

$31.28 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Small-Group Cliffs Of Moher Day Trip from Limerick

Begin the day with pickup from most accommodations in Adare, Limerick, Shannon and Ennis. Alternatively, meet your driver and guide at the Tourist Information Office in Limerick at 9:45am and Ennis 10.30.Make your first stop of the day at Leamanagh Castle, and take a morning refreshment at Caherconnell Fort. Then stop at Poulnabrone Dolmen, an ancient burial site thought to date back to 3800BC. From here, head across the famous Burren region, a unique Limestone landscape that is often compared to a lunar landscape; see breathtaking views across Galway Bay (weather permitting). Make a stop in Ballyvaughen for lunch (own expense).After lunch, drive with your guide along the Wild Atlantic Way, which will take you across the Blackhead Drive, with it's stunning views of Connemara and the Aran Islands. There will be time to stop for a few moments to reflect on this ancient region and admire the flora and scenery.Next is the the highlight of our tour: the majestic Cliffs of Moher along the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way. Here, take in awesome views from the cliffs, which rise 702 feet (approximately 214 mt) from the ocean. There will be ample time for photos. Here you can take an optional Atlantic Edge Tour (included in price) or simply enjoy a coffee.On leaving the cliffs, drive by the villages of Liscannor and Lahinch on the return journey to Ennis and Limerick.

$798.18 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day All Ireland Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin - Glendalough - Kilkenny Castle - Dunmore East Drive through Wicklow Mountains Explore Glendalough Kilkenny - Cathedrals, Church's, Abbeys, Castle Fishing Village - Dunmore East. Co.Waterford (overnight) Day 2: Dunmore East - Waterford Crystal - Blarney Castle - Dingle Peninsula Waterford Crystal factory Blarney Castle - Two hours to explore the castle and gardens Blarney Woolen Mills - Worlds Largest Irish Store Dingle Peninsula (overnight) Day 3: Dingle Peninsula - Slea Head - Killarney Dingle - Celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. Slea Head - Beehive Huts from 2000BC - Sleeping Giant - Blasket Islands Inch Beach - Ireland's longest beach Killarney (overnight) Day 4: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney Ring of Kerry - famous for it's jaw droppping cliff views, mountains, and ancient pagan forts. Horse and cart or Horseback ride through Killarney National Park (optional) Killarney National Park - Molls Gap - Torc Waterfall - Ladies View Killarney (overnight) Day 5: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher & Burren - Doolin - Galway Bunratty Castle (photo opportunity) Cliffs of Moher - over 700 ft in height The Burren - a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years  Galway (overnight) Ireland's cultural capital Day 6: Galway - Cong - Country Life Museum (Castlebar) - Letterkenny Cong - Ashford Castle Connemara to the Museum of Country Life. Drumcliff Abbey - Resting place of W.B. Yeats Letterkenny (overnight) Day 7: Letterkenny - Glenveagh National Park - Derry - Letterkenny Glenveagh National Park  Derry / Londonderry - in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1613) Letterkenny (overnight) Day 8: Letterkenny - Giants Causeway - Rope Bridge - Glens of Antrim - Belfast Giant's Causeway - 37,000 basalt columns form stepping stones leading from Ireland to Scotland Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge - (cross if you dare by making a small charitable donation to the National Trust!) Antrim Coast - fantastic views of Whitepark Bay Belfast (overnight) Day 9: Belfast - Dublin Belfast City Tour - City Hall, Queen's University, Botanic Gardens Titanic Belfast Black Taxi Tour (optional) - political murals and of course the Peace Walls which divide the Catholic Republican from the Protestant Loyalist communities. Arrive Dublin Airport approx 4.30pm, Dublin approx 5pm A full in-depth itinerary is available under the Additional info section.

$172.61 Multi-day & Extended Tours

County Kerry 2-Day Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin - Ring Kerry - KillarneyDepart Dublin, and travel through the midlands of Ireland to the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. Next it's off on a journey around the Ring of Kerry that combines emerald pastures and villages with jaw dropping views of cliffs, mountains, and ancient pagan forts. Highlights include vistas of the Skellig rocks, and the beautiful town of Waterville once home of the legendary Charlie Chaplin. After lunch find yourself in the homeland of Daniel O'Connell, known as the father of the nation and the man who brought Catholic emancipation to Ireland in the early 1800s. The afternoon is packed with many highlights including Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, and Torc Waterfall. Overnight in KillarneyDay 2: Killarney - Dingle - DublinToday embark on the world famous Dingle Peninsula. The day begins with a horse-and-cart ride through Killarney National Park (own expense) or horseback ride through the park (own expense). Enjoy a drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic-speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having the most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size — 52 pubs and 2,000 people. Don't forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who you shall have time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2,000 B.C. Regarded as one of the most beautiful peninsulas in the world by many photographic magazines, Slea Head has some of Ireland's most fabulous beaches and is definitely the highlight of Ireland's famed Wild Atlantic Way. This area is completely Gaelic speaking, and you may even get to hear some of the locals converse in this ancient language. Then it's back to Dingle where there's ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores and some refreshments in one of the many colorful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. The last stop is the famous Inch Beach, one of Ireland's longest beaches that stretches from Dingle Peninsula to the Ring of Kerry. Arrive back to Dublin late in the evening.