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The name Adare is derived from Áth Dara, meaning 'the ford of the oak' and was historically a crossing point on the River Maigue. Renowned as Ireland's prettiest village, Adare is designated as a Heritage Town by the Irish Government.


Adare is a major tourist destination with many tours of Ireland stopping off in Adare. The local heritage centre gives a deep insight into the history of the village and also hosts a number of craft shops and a restaurant. Adare is a very popular wedding and conference venue and has recently become a major golf destination hosting the Irish Open at the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort. There is one other course in the village open since 1900. 

"We chose Adare Country House from the previous reviews and were not disappointed! Dennis and Eileen were so much fun and very gracious hosts."

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