About Adare

The charming village of Adare, founded in the 13th Century, overlooks the fording point of the River Maigue from which the village derives its meaning “The Ford of the Oak” (Áth Dara). Located just 18 kilometres south-west of Limerick city, the village is widely renowned as one of the most beautiful in Ireland.

Adare, Co. Limerick

And it’s little wonder, because Adare delivers the Ireland of the imagination – in reality.

Surrounded by nature at its most verdant and gentle, Adare is a designated Heritage Town and has received many accolades over the years, including the prestigious Tidy Town Award.

With a history and culture stretching back centuries and a community as welcoming as you could hope to find anywhere in the world, Adare embraces the very best of Ireland. Picture postcard thatched cottages line its broad main street, housing craft shops and restaurants, while medieval buildings and outstanding ancient and archaeological ruins are particular highlights of the village.

But Adare is also dynamic and transforming. Like a growing acorn, it is multi-faceted and changing. A year-round destination, the village is an international wedding capital and the perfect location for adventures and outdoor activities. All of which is supported by incredible hospitality and a food scene and retail offering that is both innovative and unique.

Adare has advantages few other parts of rural Ireland can offer.

A destination with an edge, rooted in the past, yet embracing a global future.

Map of Adare