Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort          

 Adare Village  Adare − Ireland

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A Lavish Welcome

Beyond Everything

Known. That’s how it feels. This is a place where even your first visit feels like a homecoming, where the first glimpse stirs something familiar down in your bones. When you arrive at Adare Manor, that moment of recognition is mutual. It’s your drink the way you like it and the best seat by the fire. It’s the feeling that everything is possible and the knowledge that nothing is left to chance.

A cherished heritage of hospitality has been distilled into the spirit of welcome you feel within these walls. Adare Manor was a labour of love from the very start, created to delight, astonish and impress. That legacy is vividly alive in the manor house itself: sumptuously restored, brimming with gothic splendor, and perfectly appointed in every detail. It is reflected by a world-class staff whose personalised, intimate service centres you in the heart of the home.

As you roam the 840 acres of pristine parkland, play your way through the magnificent golf course, and sound the depths of relaxation in the spa, you will start to understand the soul of Adare Manor. It’s prestige without pretense and magic without nonsense. Above all, it is the sense of belonging. You are known. You are family. You are home.

The Great Hall Reception

Your illustrious welcome to Adare Manor

The Great Hall Reception is a fitting first taste of the breath-taking grandeur that visitors will experience when they walk through the doors of Adare Manor. Here our dedicated guest relations team wait to greet our guests and welcome them home at the beginning of every visit. This is a space where guests can gather around the hearth and share stories of adventures around the estate and further afield. It is also a tribute to the many brilliant creative minds behind the design and building of Adare Manor.

This part of the manor house features designs by legendary 19th century architect and designer Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, whose genius for the Gothic Revival style left a trail of beauty across the British Isles and Ireland. Countless magnificent churches, colleges, schools, and private houses bear his unmistakable signature, perhaps most notably the interiors of the new Palace at Westminster. Pugin was hired by the 3rd Earl of Dunraven as he strived to fulfill his father’s vision, and though progress was slow, the results of the collaboration are magnificent.

The spectacular scale of this room is the first thing you notice: soaring ceilings, vaulted arches, and enormous windows. This ecclesiastical style celebrates the Dunraven family’s love for grand cathedrals and the architect’s prodigious talent for such monumental spaces. Even at this size, however, there is an unmistakable air of warmth and welcome in the room, something that was as important to its first inhabitants as it is to us today. Lady Caroline said of The Great Hall that it was: “...peculiarly adapted to every purpose for which it may be required. It has been frequently used with equal appropriateness as a dining-room, concert room, ballroom; for private theatricals, tableaux vivants, and other amusements. At the same time, when only one person is seated at the ample fireplace, where on medieval fire-dogs huge logs of wood are blazing, the coup de’oeil is so perfect, and the whole aspect of the room so comfortable, that one could not wish it in any way changed or diminished, notwithstanding its great size.”

That black marble fireplace still acts as the centrepiece and heart of The Great Hall Reception, carved with intricate heraldic designs and crowned with an ecclesiastic Old Master painting. Inviting armchairs and ottomans clustered around the hearth and velvet, mohair and silk soft furnishings add a cosy touch to the backdrop of marble and limestone, and bespoke hand-knotted silk and wool Tibetan rugs, so fine that only three inches can be woven in a day, sit boldly on the original parquet floor.

In the Dunraven family’s day, perhaps the most beloved feature of The Great Hall was the astounding pipe organ, designed by the famous Dublin Organ builder, William Telford. It took four years to be completed and occupied an elevated position over two small arches opposite the main entrance. It was well-enjoyed by accomplished musicians in the Dunraven family, particularly by the 3rd Earl’s wife, Augusta. When The Great Hall was redecorated a generation later in 1947, the organ was removed and never reinstalled. A new façade has been created to replicate where the original organ would have been, and now conceals a discreet lift, which provides easy access from The Great Hall Reception to the upper levels of the manor house.

One of the stranger highlights of The Great Hall is a large carved stone figure, dressed in 19th century coat, knee breeches and brogues, crouching with his right hand on his knee and his left under his jaw, with a slight grimace as if suffering from toothache. While his identity is still a mystery, it’s thought he may have a structural function as his feet are set on a ribbed corbel under the Minstrels’ Gallery, although the 3rd Earl of Dunraven appears to have disagreed. He asked his mother “to use your influence and get that frightful stone (figure with toothache) taken away from the Hall, it spoils the whole room and besides it is totally useless”. We must respectfully beg to differ with the 3rd Earl, as this figure is now a firm visitor favourite and an irreplaceable member of the Adare Manor family.

The History of Adare Manor

A step back in time

Adare Manor borrows its name from the nearby village of Adare, beloved for its delightful thatched roof cottages, lively pubs, and antique shops. Sitting on the banks of the River Maigue, Adare overlooks the fording point from which the village derives its name: Ath-Dara meaning ‘The Ford of the Oak’.

The plans for the Manor House as it exists today were begun in 1832. Until then, the 2nd Earl of Dunraven and his wife, Lady Caroline Wyndham, lived in a Georgian house known simply as “Adare House” and built in the 1720s by Valentine Quin, grandfather of the 1st Earl of Dunraven. By the 1830s Windham Henry Quin, the 2nd Earl, was laid low by a crippling and painful case of gout. Once an active outdoorsman and now largely confined indoors, he was desperately in need of diversion. His wife encouraged him to immerse himself in the immense and complex task of transforming their home into a spectacular masterpiece modeled after the great houses and cathedrals of Europe, in the hopes that working on the plains would distract him from his ailment.

As it turned out, it was a magnificent and timely suggestion: the building of Adare Manor provided labour for the surrounding villagers during the terrible potato famine that devastated the country during the mid-19th century. The house was built to the highest standards of the day by talented local craftspeople, while the 2nd Earl travelled Ireland, England and continental Europe in search of architectural inspiration. During this time, Lady Caroline Dunraven also established a School of Needlework to develop marketable skills and employment opportunities for local women: some of their magnificent work graced the walls of the Manor House for generations.

Adare Manor is a tribute to the Dunravens’ sense of exuberance, wit, and style. An example of a rare ‘Calendar House’, Adare Manor is adorned with 365 leaded windows, 52 ornate chimneys, 7 stone pillars and 4 towers to mark the annual tally of days, weeks, and seasons in a year. The Manor House is reminiscent of a chateau, sharing many features of the 19th century Gothic Revival in Britain and Ireland, and drawing inspiration from a romantic view of the chivalric past. The building displays a wealth of gargoyles, heraldry and decorative stone and wood carvings. Many of these carvings show creatures and monsters from the Bestiary, a medieval book of mythical beasts.

The interior spaces are designed on a grand scale. One of the most renowned interior spaces is The Gallery: a 132 foot long, 26 ½ foot high expanse inspired by the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles and lined on either side with 17th Century Flemish choir stalls.

By the 1860s this grand project had transformed the family's seat—a typical Georgian mansion—into the romantic Neo-Gothic gem that is Adare Manor. Though Lady Caroline went to great lengths to establish the myth that Adare Manor was planned entirely by her husband without an architect, it is fairly certain today that much of the design work was done by James Pain who, along with his brother George Richard, had been commissioned to design numerous public buildings and country homes. Over the three decades of construction, other renowned architects also contributed to the plans: PC Hardwick and Augustus Pugin. James Connolly, a local mason, supervised the actual construction until his death in 1852.

The 840 acre estate that surrounds the Manor House consists of sweeping parklands, cultivated gardens, formal French gardens, magnificent mature trees, and the Maigue, one of Ireland’s best trout rivers. PC Hardwick laid out the Formal Gardens in geometric box patterns in the 1850s. Among the trees southwest of the Manor House are Ogham Stones, which were brought to Adare Manor from Kerry by Edwin, the 3rd Earl of Dunraven. Ogham Stones date from the early 5th Century to the middle of the 7th Century. They are mainly Christian in context and are usually associated with old churches or early Christian burial sites. Ogham inscriptions are in an early form of Irish, frequently followed by Latin inscriptions and often read from the bottom upwards. A pet cemetery is located close to the Ogham Stones with carved memorials to the Dunraven pets.

As the seat of the Earls of Dunraven until the early 1980s, Adare Manor was a beloved family home; a place to enjoy the simple pleasures of everyday life and to celebrate holidays, birthdays and weddings. It has also been the setting for hunt balls, game fairs, concerts and even a Hollywood movie, The Last Remake of Beau Geste, starring Spike Milligan and Marty Feldman. Visitors over the years have included prominent politicians, musicians and members of the Royal Family, notably in 1897 from the Duke of York, who became George V on the death of his father in 1910, and his wife, the Duchess of York. One frequent visitor to Adare Manor was the poet Aubrey de Vere, a neighbour and close friend of the 3rd Earl, who remembered his time there with fondness, saying “It was a gay as well as a friendly and hospitable house...after dinner we had private theatricals, games of all sorts, dances, and in the daytime, pleasant wanderings beside the beautiful Maigue.”

That sense of warmth and welcome is still very much at the heart of Adare Manor, and those of us lucky enough to spend our days here experience the love that Lady Caroline expressed when, in 1856, she wrote in her book Memorials of Adare Manor:

“This charming spot was my home of unclouded happiness for forty years: may Heaven’s choicest blessings be poured with equal abundance on its present and future possessors!”

Conservation & Restoration

Preserving the Legacy for Centuries to Come

Undertaken in the same spirit of creative exuberance which inspired the Dunravens to build their magnificent Manor House almost two centuries ago, the recent conservation and restoration project at Adare Manor was a love letter to architecture and virtuosity. A profound attention to detail has underpinned every decision along the way, and our passion for quality craftsmanship is evident in every repair and enhancement.

The highly-skilled craftsmen and women who have worked on Adare Manor’s restoration over the last two years have applied their talents to every corner of the Manor House: from floors, ceilings and panelling to the chimneypieces, roof and windows. A total of 670 construction employees worked on a daily basis during the renovation work, and their immense cooperation has had spectacular results.

The Stone

There is a very special quality to the limestone from which Adare Manor was built. Exquisitely worked by local stone masons, it boasts very finely carved details including: gargoyles, parapets and mouldings, as well as over 50 carved stone chimney stacks, each with a different ornamentation. The Limestone was extracted from local quarries, tying the Manor House back to the soul of the land on which it stands. This Lower Carboniferous limestone has an innate character of beauty: blue and grey shot through with thin bands of red and purple colouring, caused by iron content. An original survey of the limestone back in 1860 worried that the multicoloured stone might not stand up to the rigors of outdoor building and “exposure to the atmosphere,” but thankfully its integrity has not been compromised over the years, and it still stands firm.

Where the stone had run into trouble over the centuries, the restoration process addressed these issues. Chimney stacks and bay windows were repaired and rebuilt, using newly carved limestone to match. Cracked and deteriorated details in carvings and mullions were repaired with matching stone types. We carefully repointed every wall of the manor with lime mortar. The stone wall parapet and steps of the east side of the Manor closest to the river were beginning to collapse, so they were gently taken down and rebuilt to perfectly match the original detail and style.

The Roof

The fantastical angles and pitches of the original Killaloe slate roofs and towers are a major part of the Adare Manor’s charm, but they were extensively worn and damaged by many years of facing the weather. The decision was made to completely strip and re-roof the entire Manor House. Using Killaloe Slates from a local quarry, all thirteen pitched roofs were related. All of the old leadwork on the gutters, downpipes and other rainwater goods were in bad condition. We salvaged a few, and carefully copied the rest, using copper in some instances.

The decorative character of some of the most distinctive roof fixtures was carefully preserved. The original cast iron gutter to the pitched roof above the bay on the west wall, decorated with copper gargoyles was repaired in-situ to minimise damage. The wrought iron brandishing with copper finials on the top of the Hardwick tower was taken down, repaired and reinstated, along with the decorative leadwork and the timber structure supporting it.

The Windows

Adare Manor’s many windows are a wonderful mix, from a simple timber sliding sash to ornate leaded bay windows. One by one, we carefully restored and repaired the framing and the glass wherever it was showing its age. We kept original glass to reuse wherever possible, and all the non-historic single panes were replaced with slim double glazing. New frames of bronze replaced the aluminium of previous restoration and provided firm structure to windows where the glass was once directly glazed to the stonework. Perhaps the most delicate and impressive window conservation was the repair of The Gallery’s iconic stained glass windows, which now shine with brilliant colour and renewed clarity.

The Internal Fabric

In a house as fine and as old as Adare Manor, over-restoration is always a point for consideration. We took an approach of retaining the characteristics of aging and the existing elements of the building as far as possible, treating every venerable material with great care. Original timber in the doors, panelling and floors were cleaned, repaired, and reinstated. The original stone floors and walls were gently cleaned and restored to their original beauty. Chimneys were repaired, and wherever an inlaid tile was missing, it was carefully copied and seamlessly replaced. Original lime plastered walls and ceilings were repaired and augmented wherever required, then decorated using historically appropriate materials and finishes, including breathable paints, papers, and even gold leaf.

Throughout the restoration project, we have had a commitment to honour the past and preserve as much of the original character and material of Adare Manor as possible. With the supervision of an RIAI Grade 1 conservation architect and an adherence to best international conservation practice and with reference to the ICOMOS Charters, all new work was informed by the building methods and materials used in the original construction. When taken as a whole, these conservation works make up the next chapter in Adare Manor’s story. Just as the Earls of Dunraven built the Manor house with a future legacy in mind, we believe it that it is now our privilege and duty to preserve this beautiful place and its history for the enjoyment of many generations to come.

Step inside our bedrooms

Luxury Accommodation Beyond Everything

Every room in Adare Manor is worthy of the Dunravens’ grand legacy of beauty and luxury. Every decision has been made with your comfort and enjoyment foremost in mind, something that will become immediately obvious the moment you step across the threshold. Individually designed and beautifully furnished, full of personal touches and carefully considered details, your room is the perfect retreat, a place of ease and repose where you can reflect on the joys of the day and anticipate the pleasures of tomorrow. With inviting beds, gorgeous historically-inspired art and furnishings, marble en-suite bathrooms, and beautiful views from every window, your room was carefully crafted for indulgence and relaxation.

Hotel Information

Check in: 2.00 PM  -   Check out: 12.00 PM

Valet service

24h Concierge services

24h In-room dining

Our Amenities

iPad with access to the world’s online newspapers & magazines, Complimentary wireless & cabled internet, Controls for heating, air-conditioning, blinds & lights, State-of-the-art touch screen telephone,USB charger, 110 volt sockets, Luxurious 300 thread count, 100% cotton monogrammed bed linen, Aqua Di Parma luxury bathroom amenities, Ladies, gents & children’s bathrobes & slippers, 24 hour in-room dining, Goose down products (foam alternatives available), Turn down service, Complimentary filled bar, including soft drinks & snacks, Tea & Nespresso coffee making facilities, Bottled mineral water, Fresh fruit, Fresh flowers, Flat Screen TV with cable & movies on demand.

Signature Suites

Be transported to a world of gracious luxury

The lavish Signature Suites are the pinnacle of graceful living at Adare Manor, where the aristocratic legacy of the Manor House lives on in every luxurious detail. Offering a palatial 1076 square feet/100 square metres of space, your indulgent suite features countless thoughtful touches to make your stay with us an experience you will remember forever. Lose yourself in the ultimate comfort of your expansive king-sized bed for a deeply restorative night’s sleep in the peace and quiet of the Irish countryside. Relax in your spacious private sitting room with refreshments from your complimentary minibar, restocked daily with your favourite soft drinks and nibbles. Perfectly appointed and exquisitely designed, in a Signature Suite there is something beautiful to behold everywhere the eye rests. It’s an invitation to slow down and savour the gorgeous surroundings: historical tapestry wall hangings, original 19th century art, elegant Georgian-inspired furniture and just outside the window, spectacular views of the formal French Gardens, the peacefully flowing River Maigue, our glorious Tom Fazio designed championship golf course, or the tranquil Beechwalk.

With extraordinary moments come extraordinary people – the Manor Butler.  

As a guest in one of our opulent Signature Suites, the Manor Butler is your dedicated personal assistant for the duration of your stay with us. Your Butler can assist you with everything you require to make your experience at Adare Manor effortlessly enjoyable: no request is too large or too small. Attentive yet unobtrusive service is the hallmark of our exquisitely trained Butlers, who can coordinate your itinerary, make restaurant bookings for you, and communicate any and all preferences to the necessary departments to ensure that everything is to your total satisfaction. With a rich knowledge of the finest local eateries and authentically local experiences, your Butler can make personalised recommendations to enrich your holiday, and each and every decision will be taken care of with ease. From organising an Adare Manor chauffeur collection at the airport to helping you unpack and making you feel at home, your Butler will ensure that every moment of your time with us is truly beyond everything.

1 Bedroom Suites

Enjoy the refined luxury of your own spacious suite

Once you arrive at your 1 Bedroom Suite at Adare Manor, you’ll know you’ve come home. Every exquisite detail of this place sings of elegance, comfort, and indulgence. Spread across 926 square feet/86 square metres, you’ll find everything you need for a deeply relaxing stay with us. Lounge in your gorgeously furnished private sitting room, graced with Georgian-inspired furniture in warm mahogany wood, and enjoy refreshments from the well stocked minibar, refilled daily with our compliments. Gaze at original etchings and oil paintings from the 19th century, each specially chosen to compliment the rich colours and textures of the space, or take in the expansive views of the gentle River Maigue, the gracious courtyard, or the impeccable rolling greens of our championship golf course from the huge windows. The grand marble bathroom with double vanity invites you to refresh yourself under the rainfall shower or pamper yourself with a relaxing soak in the depths of the welcoming separate bath. In the perfectly appointed bedroom, a luxurious king-sized bed beckons, promising a deeply refreshing night’s sleep. This is a place where you can slow down and savour the finer things in life.

Staterooms

Classical style and unforgettable comfort

With an expansive 592 square feet/55 square metres of space, your Stateroom invites you to stretch out and revel in the grandeur of your surroundings. Outside the windows are glorious, restful views: from the gracious symmetry of the French Gardens to the rolling parkland of our championship golf course, the hushed majesty of the Beechwalk or the dignified elegance of the courtyard. Inside, the old-world opulence of our magnificent Staterooms is apparent in every individually chosen detail. Furnished and decorated in keeping with the gracious history of Adare Manor, these rooms boast mahogany furniture inspired by the Georgian period, impressive fireplaces, luxurious textiles and original oil paintings and etchings from the 19th century. A comfortable sitting area within your room invites you to linger and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings, with an elegant desk for correspondence. Lavish marble bathrooms with a double vanity, rainfall shower, and separate inviting bath, a spacious king-sized bed, and a minibar stocked with our compliments create an indulgent atmosphere designed for relaxation.

Dunraven Staterooms

Timeless luxury in the grand style of the Dunravens

 

Once the private apartments of the Earls of Dunraven and their families, these spectacular staterooms located in the historic Manor House retain all the character and grace with which they were originally conceived, now updated with the very latest in modern luxury. With an average of 753 square feet/70 square metres of floor space and enchanting views of the French Gardens, the River Maigue and the lush green expanses of our championship golf course, these are spectacularly beautiful rooms in which to revel in the magic of the Manor House. Your gracious stateroom has been individually decorated in grand historical style, with beautiful 19th century artwork and mahogany furniture modeled on Georgian antiques. A deeply luxurious king-sized bed and elegant marble en-suite bathroom with double vanity, refreshing rainfall shower and extra-deep separate bath invite you to relax deeply. With a spacious private sitting room, furnished with comfortable couches, tables, and a convenient desk, original fireplaces and a host of other unforgettable details, the Dunraven Staterooms have been designed to give you a true experience of life at the centre of a magnificent country mansion.

Deluxe Rooms

Indulge yourself with a little extra luxury

 

Our Deluxe Rooms are the perfect choice when you want to give yourself a little more room to enjoy the indulgences of life at Adare Manor. With 538 square feet/50 square metres of space, you can feel your spirit expand as soon as you walk through the door. A glance out of the window is rewarded with an awe-inspiring view: the graceful French Gardens, the flowing River Maigue, vast greens of our championship golf course, the tranquil Beechwalk, or the elegant Courtyard. Turn your eyes back to the beautiful sights inside, and you’ll know you’re somewhere very special. From the marble en-suite bathrooms with rainfall showers to the lovingly-chosen artwork, from the gorgeous Georgian-inspired furniture and welcoming king-sized bed, to the generously stocked mini-bar and luxury toiletries, everything here has been hand-picked to ensure that you can relax in an ambiance of beauty and comfort.

Classic Rooms

A true taste of luxury and tranquility

 

Leave the ordinary life behind in your own charming Adare Manor hideaway, decorated and furnished to perfection in grand 19th century style. Our beautiful Classic Rooms offer 463 square feet/43 square metres of space and lovely views of the majestic River Maigue, our pristine parkland golf course, or the peaceful woodland. Sink into the profoundly comfortable king-sized bed, soak your cares away in the luxurious marble en-suite bathroom with rainfall shower, and help yourself to the well-stocked minibar with our compliments. This is truly a place to indulge yourself and experience a slice of gracious estate living.

Accessible Rooms

Effortless luxury & extra space for a fully accessible stay

 

Adare Manor is devoted to the comfort and convenience of all our guests, particularly those who use a wheelchair or may require special assistance to fully enjoy their stay with us. All of our accessible rooms are located on the ground floor, and interconnecting rooms are available for those travelling with a companion or carer. Our accessible rooms feature thoughtful adaptations to enable mobility and ensure safety, so that every aspect of your time at Adare Manor is relaxing and indulgent.

Deluxe Accessible Rooms

Experience comfort without compromise in our beautiful Deluxe Accessible Rooms. With 592 square feet/55 square metres of space, navigation is eased and freedom of movement is assured. Enjoy the timeless elegance of your individually-designed room, featuring charming historical wall hangings in linen or tapestry and mahogany Georgian-style furniture. Your spacious marble bathroom features a roll-in shower and shower chair. Appropriate grab rails have been installed, along with emergency pull cords in the shower and beside the bed to give you full peace of mind. With lovely views of our impressive courtyard and a full range of luxurious amenities, your room is a haven of peace and beauty.

1 Bedroom Suite Accessible Room

Overlooking the grand courtyard and decorated with exquisite taste, our Accessible 1 Bedroom Suite offers you 1163 square feet/108 square metres of luxurious space so that movement and access is simple and hassle-free. The impressive marble en-suite features a roll-in shower and shower chair, with appropriate grab rails throughout the space. Additionally, emergency pull cords have been installed in the shower and beside the bed to assure that assistance is immediately available should you require it. Gorgeous silk panels and original 19th century oil paintings and etchings grace the walls, with impressive classical furniture in the Georgian style carefully selected for an ambiance of refinement and elegance. Your spacious bedroom features a king-sized bed for a profoundly restful night, and your beautifully appointed lounge area is the ideal place to relax with refreshments from your complimentary stocked minibar, replenished daily free of charge.

The Spa at Adare Manor

A Secluded Sanctuary

Welcome to The Spa at Adare Manor, a sanctuary of rest and relaxation. The atmosphere surrounding The Spa at Adare Manor is one of tranquillity and peace. This secluded retreat is an oasis of calm for even the weariest traveller, where a spirit of heritage and elegance is evident throughout our treatment rooms and manicure and pedicure bar. The luxurious products and revitalising treatments available here are complemented by exceptional amenities and expert advice from dedicated personal therapists. We invite you to surrender to the full experience, including extraordinary hands-on treatments from expert therapists, each designed to leave you feeling indulged and renewed. Afterwards, when you emerge into the vast brilliance and serenity of our grounds, you will carry the restorative power of our spa experience with you.

La Mer at Adare Manor

Experience the ultimate skincare indulgence

A truly unique experience, The Spa at Adare Manor is proud to be the first in Ireland to offer customised facial and body treatments featuring the legendary skincare brand La Mer.

A marriage of luxury and tranquillity, La Mer captures the renewing energies of the sea, sound and touch to create a unique sense of well-being. Deeply personalised facials are highlighted with a pure concentration of Miracle Broth™ — a priceless extract exclusive to the spa experience. Signature body treatments infuse skin with life. Mind and body harmonise with each bespoke session.

THE LA MER MIRACLE BROTH™FACIAL

90 min.  The crème de la crème of facials transforms with bespoke massage techniques and a pure infusion of our coveted Miracle Broth™. This priceless extract empowers the five facets of renewal – moisture, regeneration, soothing, smoothing and radiance – helping bring skin back to its centre.

THE LA MER FACIAL

75 or 90 min

The Lifting Facial: Personalised treatment targets facial contours with proprietary lifting massage techniques and the renewing energies of the Miracle Broth™, revealing a more youthful appearance.

The Hydrating Facial: A pure infusion of our coveted Miracle Broth™ is combined with La Mer’s unique massage techniques to energise and deliver deep hydration, plumping skin from within.

The Radiant Facial: Proprietary techniques and super potent Miracle Broth™ combine to diminish discolouration and uneven skin tone to illuminate and hydrate the skin.

THE LA MER PURIFYING FACIAL

60 min.  A steam purification process delivers a deep cleanse and detoxification to refine and restore pores. Pure diamond powder gently exfoliates revealing a pristinely polished, radiant surface.

THE LA MER BODY TREATMENT

60 min without Body Exfoliation   -    90 min with Body Exfoliation.  Luxuriate in a superbly restorative service that treats you to La Mer from top to toe. Skin is polished and refined with pure diamond powder, leaving it soft, smooth and supple. A signature blend of stretching, shiatsu, acupressure and Swedish massage help enhance circulation, balance energies and encourage an overall sense of well-being.

THE LA MER MIRACLE BROTH EXPERIENCE

180 min.  Skin is polished and refined with pure diamond powder and a signature blend of massage techniques help enhance circulation and encourage an overall sense of well-being. Your luxurious experience will conclude with the La Mer Miracle Broth Facial, for the ultimate renewal that has been tailored to your needs leaving your skin transformed.

Spa Treatments at Adare Manor

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is inspired by the ancient Celtic Wisdom and its Ogham alphabet. The Ogham, a sacred Druidic alphabet, contained many secrets, and forms a seasonal calendar of tree magic. Each symbol corresponds to a tree and has a spiritual meaning, medicinal and magical powers. Trees held a profound position in Celtic mythology and folklore, and remain powerful symbols of our connection to the earth.

We have selected four beloved trees from the Ogham alphabet which represent four essential aspects of wellbeing. Here you will discover Willow, Oak, Ash and Birch, which respectively represent Harmony, Balance, Renewal and Rebirth. Each has a message for us about finding peace and wholeness within ourselves.

Body Treatments

Receive the ancient gifts of the Irish forest

THE WILLOW TREE

HARMONY

The willow is a revered symbol of harmony with both your inner and outer environments. The magical flexibility of willow branches— to bend without breaking and to take root wherever they are placed—carries a powerful message of resilience and growth under any circumstances.

This selection of unique tailored treatments has been designed in harmony with your skin, and to foster a deep feeling of tranquillity within yourself.

AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

50 or 80 min.  With your chosen oil from Aromatherapy Associates, your therapist will use carefully applied pressures to stimulate the nervous system, Swedish and neuromuscular techniques to relieve muscular tension, and lymphatic drainage to encourage healthy circulation.

HOT STONE

50 or 80 min.  This treatment blends the therapeutic properties of heated basalt stones with deep cross frictions to melt away knots. Indulgent oils from Aromatherapy Associates uplift your spirits and condition your skin. A deep body massage to relieve tight muscles, improve micro-circulation and promote a sense of calm and well-being.

THE OAK TREE

BALANCE

The majesty of the oak tree has made it sacred in many cultures, but in Celtic lore it was the ultimate symbol of balance. The oak’s towering branches lifted to the sky are mirrored by an equally mighty root system reaching deep into the earth. This exclusive selection of treatments is intended to balance your skin and energies, restoring a sense of equilibrium.

DEEP TISSUE

50 or 80 min.  An intensive massage that works deep into stiff, tight aching muscles to instantly release pain and tension. Soothing oils from Aromatherapy Associates encourage full relaxation. Slow, strong strokes work through layers of muscle fibres in this therapeutic treatment to stretch and drain the body and restore comfort.

THE GOLFER’S CURE

50 or 80 min.  Get limber with this invigorating experience for golfers. A series of stretches created by golf specialists are incorporated into this personalised massage. The focus is on key areas for golfers: shoulders, back, and legs. This lavish ritual relaxes your muscles from head to toe through deep therapeutic massage to improve circulation and reduce joint pain. These techniques promote flexibility and restore balance to body and mind, leaving you free from tension and tight muscles and ready for another glorious round of golf.

THE ASH TREE

REBIRTH

Ash was honoured in ancient Ireland as a highly magical and useful tree, linking the visible and invisible worlds and particularly symbolising the unending cycle of rebirth. The tall, fast-growing ash tree is a reminder of the power of our own existence, new again in each moment. These extraordinary treatments have been created in that same spirit, offering a renaissance of mind and body.

MOTHER TO BE

50 or 80 min.  Gentle relief during the latter months of pregnancy. Your therapist will create a treatment suited to your specific needs using soothing oils from Aromatherapy Associates, support pillows and specially adapted massage techniques that lead to a sense of comfort and relaxation.

AROMATHERAPY FACE & SCALP MASSAGE

50 or 80 min.  This luxurious facial massage harnesses the regenerative properties of rose to nourish, soften and hydrate. Using the luxurious artisan blends of Aromatherapy Associates, this treatment helps to boost your circulation and promote cell renewal and regeneration, leaving your skin radiant, dewy and delicately scented.

THE BIRCH TREE

RENEW

The graceful birch tree has always been loved in Ireland, invoked as a tree of protection and courage and admired for its singular beauty. The soft white bark of the birch trunk rising straight and tall through the undergrowth is a lovely symbol of renewal: a fresh start. These luxurious treatments are intended to renew your energy and leave your skin radiant.

SLEEP SOUND – COLADH SAMH

50 or 80 min.  Pronounced ‘culla sauv.’ This Irish phrase is used to wish someone a ‘sound sleep.’ This is the perfect treatment for anyone who finds sleep elusive or is suffering from sleep deprivation. It is particularly soothing if you have crossed several time zones and need to reset your body clock. A deeply sedating exclusive massage, using carefully applied pressures and Swedish techniques, it is designed to balance the nervous system and ease an overactive mind. We conclude with a cooling ceramic stone treatment designed to induce a calming state of relaxation. Using our four magical Irish Ogham stones, this ritual will leave you feeling tranquil and ready to drift off into a sound night’s sleep.

BODY POLISH & ENVELOPMENT

50 or 80 min.  The ultimate trilogy of body brushing, exfoliation and mud mask stimulate lymph, remove dead skins cells while re-mineralising the skin. This enables the application of personalised active ingredients to penetrate efficiently into the body, resulting in a deeply recharged mind and re-energised body. Your therapist will help you choose your perfect Aromatherapy Associates oil to renew, detox or nourish to complete the treatment.

Hand & Foot Treatments

Reward your hands & feet for everything they do

Margaret Dabbs London is a globally recognised brand specialising in luxurious hand and feet products and manicure and pedicure treatments for both men and women.

MARGARET DABBS SUPREME MANICURE

50 min.  An outstanding anti-ageing manicure treatment. Get exceptional results, with an indulgent experience using the full range of Margaret Dabbs Fabulous Hands products, finishing with a wonderfully creamy scrub, anti-ageing hand serum and a hand and lower arm massage.

MARGARET DABBS SUPREME PEDICURE

50 min.  This signature pedicure treatment delivers outstanding long-lasting results. Enjoy an indulgent experience with the full range of Margaret Dabbs Fabulous Feet products finished with exfoliation, a footbath and a wonderful revitalising and hydrating foot massage.

MARGARET DABBS FILE & POLISH

Margaret Dabbs File & Polish Fingers or Toes

Margaret Dabbs File & Polish – Fingers & Toes

GEL NAILS

Two Week Gel Polish – Fingers or Toes

Two Week Gel Polish – Fingers & Toes

Gel Polish Removal

The Pool & Fitness Centre

Whole-body wellness in a beautiful setting

Located within the peaceful sanctuary of The Spa at Adare Manor, our fully-equipped fitness centre and swimming pool is open daily. Guests can enjoy a wide range of gym and exercise equipment, including:

Treadmills

Cross trainer

Exercise bike and Wattbike

Rowing machine

Weight benches and free weights

A multi-training weight station with core/leg extensions, press/overhead press, and high/low pulley

The heated indoor swimming pool measuring 8 metres long, 5 metres wide and 1.2 metres deep and is surrounded by a spacious relaxation area with comfortable loungers, sauna and shower. Natural light streams through the vaulted skylight and the floor-to-ceiling windows, with beautiful views over the River Maigue and golf course. The soothing sound of water pouring over the weir just outside the windows creates the perfect ambiance for a relaxing swim.

 

How to enjoy The Spa with us

Planning Your Experience

To ensure your preferred time and treatment is available we recommend that reservations are made at least 7 days in advance to avoid disappointment. Guests must be at least 16 years old to enjoy our spa facials and over the age of 18 to enjoy massage and body treatments.

Arrival & Etiquette

Please allow sufficient time before your treatment to complete our Health Questionnaire. We recommend that you arrive 20 minutes prior to your treatment.

Please be advised that if you arrive late, the time of your appointment will be shortened in consideration of the next guest.

Attire

Please arrive to the spa in your robe and slippers. Disposable underwear is provided for your comfort during your spa treatment. Please bring a swimsuit if you wish to use the relaxation pool and sauna. 

Personal Belongings

We kindly ask that you refrain from bringing valuables to the spa, we cannot take responsibility for loss, theft or damage to personal items. We also request that for your peace and privacy, phones and other electronic devices are turned off whilst in the spa.

Activities Dress Code

We ask that correct gym attire be worn at all times in the fitness centre including suitable footwear.

Pregnancy

We have specifically designed treatments for expectant mothers after the first trimester and nursing mothers. Please note sauna use is not suitable during pregnancy.

Health Considerations

When making your spa reservation, kindly advise us of any health conditions, allergies, or injuries which could affect your choice of treatment. Please note the sauna is not recommended for people suffering from high blood pressure and circulatory problems, asthma or respiratory conditions.

Beauty Menu

We are delighted to offer an extensive beauty menu including waxing, tinting and tanning. Please contact spa reception for further information.

Upon Request

Sophisticated make-up professionals and hair stylists are available upon request with advance notice.

Cancellation

Cancellations received 24 hours or more before a booked treatment can be rescheduled at no additional charge.  Cancellations received within 24 hours of a booked treatment will require full payment. 

+353 (0)61 605 275 thespa@adaremanor.com 

Activities at Adare Manor

Immerse yourself in an itinerary of unforgettable experiences.

Fill your days with excitement and discovery with a range of fun and exhilarating activities, indoors and out. Taking place within the manor house and gardens, on the gorgeous estate grounds, or within a short drive of Adare Manor, these amazing experiences have something to offer every guest. For schedules and reservations, please contact our Concierge team, who would be delighted to arrange an itinerary for you.

The Golf Course at Adare Manor

Designed to inspire, challenge, and captivate

Masterfully designed, magnificently maintained, and perfectly set within the glorious estate of one of Europe’s most spectacular manor house hotels, The Golf Course at Adare Manor is ready to take its place among the best championship courses anywhere when it opens in March 2018.

Celebrated golf architect Tom Fazio has taken what was already an award-winning course and transformed it into a parkland paradise befitting a country in the top tier of global golfing destinations. The new course has been created in harmony with the outstanding natural beauty of its surroundings: lush, softly rolling terrain, mature tree scaping, and the sweeping banks of the River Maigue.

Each hole of The Golf Course at Adare Manor could be crowned the feature hole: each one has been entirely redesigned and reconstructed, with the very latest technology and course innovations, creating a challenging, characterful, and profoundly satisfying playing experience for golfers of every level. The final result is a course that is at once strategic and soulful, playable in all conditions, and future-proofed in preparation for premiere amateur and professional golf events. Cared for by an experienced, passionate team of devoted greenkeepers, the condition of this course and its velvet-smooth Pure Distinction bent grass greens is unrivalled.

Off the course, this commitment to perfection continues in the perfectly appointed clubhouse, which will open in April 2018. Luxurious, stylish, with a modern jazz-age sensibility and every convenience and indulgence you could require, The Carriage House is a worthy counterpart to Europe’s finest new golf course. This is where you will find our expert staff (expert team) and comprehensively stocked Pro Shop, our elegantly welcoming locker rooms, and exciting options for food, drink, and relaxation. The Carriage House features a world-class restaurant helmed by award-winning Chef de Cuisine Neils Van Oers, a smart and lively Bar serving light bites and a remarkable collection of fine wines, craft beers, and sophisticated cocktails, a gorgeous covered Terrace with panoramic views of the greens, and our snug, comfortable Cigar Lounge.

Taken together, The Golf Course at Adare Manor provides an unforgettable experience designed to inspire, challenge, and captivate the most demanding and spirited golf enthusiasts in the world.

The Golf Course

Evolve your game with a golf course designed for growth

Fully redesigned and rebuilt in 2016-2017 to championship-worthy specifications, with the very latest in course technology and construction methods, The Golf Course at Adare Manor offers a spectacular golfing experience amid the breath-taking surroundings of our parkland estate. Planted throughout with mature trees, gorgeously landscaped, and bounded by the peaceful waters of the River Maigue, the course offers ever-changing vistas and breath-taking approaches to each hole.

Every bit as strategic as it is scenic, this is a course which demands precision but rewards risk and courage. Whether you are new to the game or a passionate lifelong devotee, golfers of every level will encounter something to inspire, challenge, and improve their game every time they play through. Legendary golf architect Tom Fazio has created a golf course which thoughtfully explores the true character of the terrain, revealing new levels of discovery at every turn. 

Tom Fazio Design

A brilliant achievement by the best minds in golf

The Golf Course at Adare Manor was originally designed by internationally recognised golf architect Robert Trent Jones Senior in 1995. For over 20 years it has been highly respected, deeply admired, and loved by golfers from around the world. When Adare Manor began its spectacular redevelopment project in 2016-2017, we decided that the golf course also deserved a comprehensive redesign. Renowned American golf course architect Tom Fazio was invited to take on this impressive project, reimagining The Golf Course at Adare Manor quite literally from the ground up.

With over 50 years of golf design experience, Tom Fazio is responsible for some of the most iconic and award-winning courses across the United States and internationally. He holds the record for the living designer with the most credits on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses and Golf week’s collection of America's Best, and won The Golf Digest poll for Best Modern Day Golf Course Architect so many times in a row that the contest was discontinued. He has now brought this prodigious expertise and talent across the Atlantic to Ireland to create a course destined to take its place as one of the finest in the world, right here at Adare Manor.

Tom Fazio has designed a golf course where each hole boasts distinct character and unique playability, creating a complete golf experience to satisfy all levels of golfer, whether they play from the forward or back tees. Fazio’s philosophy of highlighting the natural beauty and existing topography of a site and his genius for playable design shine through every step of the course, from the 1st hole to the 18th.

While the order of the holes remains the same, everything else has been transformed. Each green and tee has been rebuilt and redesigned from scratch, with significant underground installations for drainage, new irrigation and watery delivery systems. Every bunker has been replaced with the latest Capillary Concrete liner drainage technology. All fairways and roughs are sand-capped for the driest playing conditions. The Golf Course at Adare Manor is now one of just a handful of courses worldwide to have the patented Sub Air technology beneath every putting surface, providing constant air movement for aeration and to moderate the temperature in the root zone. There is no long rough, which means that there is now twice as much cut grass as before: equivalent to 79 hectares, and every green has the advantage of Pure Distinction bent grass, providing the purest putting surfaces available. The result is a magnificent golf course which remains eminently playable in all conditions, whatever the Irish weather may have in store.

With major golf events in mind, Fazio has overseen a robust infrastructure of roadways, hospitality arenas and access areas, also ensuring services for tournament power, media and telecommunications. Thanks to his efforts, The Golf Course at Adare Manor is looking forward to a long and illustrious future.

Services & Facilities

Everything to enhance your round

Our team of talented golf professionals have put together a menu of exceptional services, facilities, and rentals to help you enhance your round and ensure an unforgettable day on our spectacular course. We have thought of everything a golfer might need and sourced world-class equipment designed to support you in the quest for a perfect game.

Golf Carts: Travel across the course in comfort and style with our deluxe golf carts, fitted with full GPS and scoring system, leather bucket seats and alloy wheels.

Club Hire: Let the experts in our Pro Shop guide you through our choice of Titleist and Taylor Made clubs in all specifications to suit every player.

Caddies: Single/Double: It is a prerequisite for all golfers at The Golf Course at Adare Manor to utilise the services of our elite caddie programme in order to ensure a flawless experience out on the course. The caddie will guide their player around the course, freeing our guest to focus on enjoying their game. In order to provide the ultimate individual service, we do not offer a double-bag caddie facility but a forecaddie is available between two golfers using a drive cart.

Practice Facility: Arrive early and put in some time warming up before your round at Ireland’s finest practice facility. A large chipping area mowed to fairway height offers an entertaining and enlightening short game practice experience. Hit tour-quality balls from our large practice tee to real greens with bunkers and approach fairways. You will have a chance to hit every club in the bag and hone your skills in a real shot-making experience. The greenside practice area allows you to take some bunker shots into the practice bunker featuring the best Scottish bunker sand. Beautiful views of the course and manor gardens from the Pure Distinction bent grass putting green make working on your putting stroke a real pleasure.

Golf Tuition: Fine-tune your swing, shave shots off your personal best, and perfect your putting. Tuition will take place on our brand new Driving Range and Short Game practice area built to tour standard. More details will follow closer to reopening.

 

Fishing on the River Maigue

Experience an angler’s paradise.

The picturesque River Maigue flowing through the estate is a centrepiece of Adare Manor’s gorgeous setting. It is also home to healthy populations of trout and even salmon in season, and the stretch of river running through the grounds is reserved for the exclusive use of our guests. Whether you have never cast a line or are an experienced angler, there is adventure to be had by the waterside. The noble art of fly fishing has been mastered by our expert ghillie, who would be happy to share his expertise. For those looking for a more relaxed affair, why not step aboard our Galway-made boat, crafted over three years by hand with larch and oak. Row out on our private lake, spending an afternoon in the company of our ghillie in search of a fish or two!

We have the finest tackle and equipment always on hand and available for Adare Manor guests. Whether you’d like to make it a family outing, or enjoy the peace and contemplation of a lone fisherman, this is a relaxing way to spend a few hours in the glorious outdoors. If your luck is in and the fish are biting, your catch can be transformed into an unforgettable meal: we will take it back to the manor house for you and have our distinguished culinary team specially prepare it for your enjoyment in our fine-dining restaurant, The Oak Room.

 

Falconry

Let your heart soar with the incredible birds of Adare Manor.

Get up close and personal with the world’s most majestic birds of prey. Within our beautiful walled garden, our professional resident falconer will introduce you to a selection of our family of impressive raptors from around the world. Meet the Western Screech Owl, Mexican Striped Owl, Chaco Owl, Steppe Eagle, Barn Owl, Eagle Owl, Bald Eagle, Saker Falcon, Buzzard, Harris Hawk and the Lanner Falcon.

For those who would like an immersive experience into the world of falconry, our Hawk Walks offer a thrilling one-to-one encounter with one of these magnificent creatures. Walk through our enchanted woodland as your own bird flies from tree to tree along the way, and learn to fly a falcon, the fastest of all the flock, which soars at over 200mph.

Falconry is suitable for all of the family to enjoy together, and a marvellous opportunity for spectacular photos.

  

Archery

Sharpen your eye and test your skill.

Would you like to step into the shoes of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest? Archery at Adare Manor has an exquisite backdrop, taking place in the magical walled garden. Both a gratifying recreational activity and a thrilling competitive sport, archery has something to offer the novice and the adventurous expert. Shooting a modern-style recurve bow is truly invigorating, and the medieval-style longbow, made to all traditional standards, offers a true test of skill and strength. Every session is carefully tailored to the ability of the participants. Our experienced instructors will lead you through every step of the experience, from how to hold the bow and arrow to how to aim and fire at a static target with extreme precision.

Archery is an activity suited to all ages, even children, as long as they are able to hold a bow. No experience is required.

For the thrill seekers, Adare Manor’s unique Moving Target Archery will hone your eye and get your heart racing. Targets are propelled high into the air: your task is shoot them down in style. It is a fantastic group activity, sure to ignite your competitive instincts.

  

Irish Gundog Experience

Meet our gorgeous, talented, and highly-trained pack.

In the days when Adare Manor was a private country estate, shooting season was one of the most important social events of the year. The game keeper would have kept a pack of highly trained gun dogs to assist in finding and retrieving game. Our trainer will demonstrate their important role with the most beautiful and eloquently trained Irish Labradors. In this charming activity you will get the opportunity to see Labradors at all the varied levels of training, incorporating obedience, agility, marking, water work and ability to work as part of a team of trained dogs. You will also learn how to handle these wonderful dogs yourself. This is an inspiring look at the communication and collaboration possible between humans and dogs.

 

 

  

Game Shooting

Experience the thrill of the hunt.

Located less than hour from Adare Manor, our good friends at Mulberry Shoot have created the perfect facility for you to enjoy some more traditional country sports. Experienced shooter John Forde and his expert team provides driven shooting from September right through to the end of February. Mulberry Shoot is situated in the heart of West Clare in a beautiful and inspiring landscape ideally suited to game shooting. They cater for a client base ranging from individuals looking for a walk-up day with twenty to fifty birds, to full corporate weekends with bags of three hundred plus.

After an exhilarating day’s shooting, you can put your feet up in the Keeper’s Cottage which provides excellent cuisine and personally-selected wines in a warm and cosy traditional Irish cottage, fully furnished with antiques collected by the owners over the years.

With their unrivalled knowledge and expertise, Mulberry Shoot can provide tailored packages to meet all of your expectations and goals.

 

Horse Riding

Equestrian adventures for riders of all experience levels.

Equestrian facilities are available to guests just a 15 minute drive from Adare Manor. The brilliant team at the Clonshire Equestrian Centre provide the following lessons and cross country rides for anyone who would like to experience the Irish countryside from horseback:

Beginner’s arena sessions are perfect for first-timers or those who may have only ridden once or twice before or just never in an English saddle.

Arena lessons combine flat work and jumping. This is the ideal way to get acquainted with the Irish Sport horse and their English saddles. Riders must be novice level and above for this lesson.

Gentle hack is a leisurely trek over roads and tracks on a nearby private estate. To join this group visitors need to be able to steer, stop and move on their mounts.

Cross-country instructional rides contain natural-style obstacles to suit various levels. In the interest of safety, we can only to allow visitors out on the cross-country course after they have first had an arena lesson with us.

  

Cycling

Explore the Irish countryside on traditional Pashley Bikes.

Follow your heart’s desire with a leisurely cycle in the lush Limerick countryside. A bike ride is always a fun time for all the family to enjoy. Grab a picnic for a memorable family lunch or relax and enjoy a leisurely ride around the estate. Our beautiful traditional Pashley Bikes are hand-built specifically for Adare Manor by a team of skilled craftsmen. Originated in 1926, Pashley Bikes have been making these timeless bicycles for generations. The wonderful design has stood the test of time, giving these bikes an inimitable elegance.

 

 

 

  

 

The Cinema

Comfort, luxury & a spellbinding movie experience.

Come join us in our luxury movie theatre and get lost in the magic of movies. Our movie screening room comprises of a 140” wide screen with deep comfortable seats and elegant surroundings. We screen a variety of movies throughout the day, with a focus on children’s classics. Later in the evenings, join us for viewings of classic and contemporary cinema for the grown-ups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Historical Tours

A step back in time

Adare Manor borrows its name from the nearby village of Adare, beloved for its delightful thatched roof cottages, lively pubs, and antique shops. Sitting on the banks of the River Maigue, Adare overlooks the fording point from which the village derives its name: Ath-Dara meaning ‘The Ford of the Oak’.

The plans for the Manor House as it exists today were begun in 1832. Until then, the 2nd Earl of Dunraven and his wife, Lady Caroline Wyndham, lived in a Georgian house known simply as “Adare House” and built in the 1720s by Valentine Quin, grandfather of the 1st Earl of Dunraven. By the 1830s Windham Henry Quin, the 2nd Earl, was laid low by a crippling and painful case of gout. Once an active outdoorsman and now largely confined indoors, he was desperately in need of diversion. His wife encouraged him to immerse himself in the immense and complex task of transforming their home into a spectacular masterpiece modeled after the great houses and cathedrals of Europe, in the hopes that working on the plains would distract him from his ailment.

As it turned out, it was a magnificent and timely suggestion: the building of Adare Manor provided labour for the surrounding villagers during the terrible potato famine that devastated the country during the mid-19th century. The house was built to the highest standards of the day by talented local craftspeople, while the 2nd Earl travelled Ireland, England and continental Europe in search of architectural inspiration. During this time, Lady Caroline Dunraven also established a School of Needlework to develop marketable skills and employment opportunities for local women: some of their magnificent work graced the walls of the Manor House for generations.

Adare Manor is a tribute to the Dunravens’ sense of exuberance, wit, and style. An example of a rare ‘Calendar House’, Adare Manor is adorned with 365 leaded windows, 52 ornate chimneys, 7 stone pillars and 4 towers to mark the annual tally of days, weeks, and seasons in a year. The Manor House is reminiscent of a chateau, sharing many features of the 19th century Gothic Revival in Britain and Ireland, and drawing inspiration from a romantic view of the chivalric past. The building displays a wealth of gargoyles, heraldry and decorative stone and wood carvings. Many of these carvings show creatures and monsters from the Bestiary, a medieval book of mythical beasts.

The interior spaces are designed on a grand scale. One of the most renowned interior spaces is The Gallery: a 132 foot long, 26 ½ foot high expanse inspired by the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles and lined on either side with 17th Century Flemish choir stalls.

By the 1860s this grand project had transformed the family's seat—a typical Georgian mansion—into the romantic Neo-Gothic gem that is Adare Manor. Though Lady Caroline went to great lengths to establish the myth that Adare Manor was planned entirely by her husband without an architect, it is fairly certain today that much of the design work was done by James Pain who, along with his brother George Richard, had been commissioned to design numerous public buildings and country homes. Over the three decades of construction, other renowned architects also contributed to the plans: PC Hardwick and Augustus Pugin. James Connolly, a local mason, supervised the actual construction until his death in 1852.

The 840 acre estate that surrounds the Manor House consists of sweeping parklands, cultivated gardens, formal French gardens, magnificent mature trees, and the Maigue, one of Ireland’s best trout rivers. PC Hardwick laid out the Formal Gardens in geometric box patterns in the 1850s. Among the trees southwest of the Manor House are Ogham Stones, which were brought to Adare Manor from Kerry by Edwin, the 3rd Earl of Dunraven. Ogham Stones date from the early 5th Century to the middle of the 7th Century. They are mainly Christian in context and are usually associated with old churches or early Christian burial sites. Ogham inscriptions are in an early form of Irish, frequently followed by Latin inscriptions and often read from the bottom upwards. A pet cemetery is located close to the Ogham Stones with carved memorials to the Dunraven pets.

As the seat of the Earls of Dunraven until the early 1980s, Adare Manor was a beloved family home; a place to enjoy the simple pleasures of everyday life and to celebrate holidays, birthdays and weddings. It has also been the setting for hunt balls, game fairs, concerts and even a Hollywood movie, The Last Remake of Beau Geste, starring Spike Milligan and Marty Feldman. Visitors over the years have included prominent politicians, musicians and members of the Royal Family, notably in 1897 from the Duke of York, who became George V on the death of his father in 1910, and his wife, the Duchess of York. One frequent visitor to Adare Manor was the poet Aubrey de Vere, a neighbour and close friend of the 3rd Earl, who remembered his time there with fondness, saying “It was a gay as well as a friendly and hospitable house...after dinner we had private theatricals, games of all sorts, dances, and in the daytime, pleasant wanderings beside the beautiful Maigue.”

That sense of warmth and welcome is still very much at the heart of Adare Manor, and those of us lucky enough to spend our days here experience the love that Lady Caroline expressed when, in 1856, she wrote in her book Memorials of Adare Manor:

“This charming spot was my home of unclouded happiness for forty years: may Heaven’s choicest blessings be poured with equal abundance on its present and future possessors!”

 

The Woodland Walk

A wander through Adare Manor’s enchanted forest.

The very name of Adare Manor is intimately connected with the magic of trees. The Irish translation of Adare is Áth Dara, which means, the ford of the Oak Tree. Follow our woodland walk to a place forgotten by time, where trees dream their long dreams and leaves whisper their secrets. Here you will find poets’ huts handmade from wattle and reflective pools graced with ceramic art installations.

The woodland walk is punctuated with short poems, and fairies wait to guide you along the path: the Hawthorn Fairy, the Oak Fairy, and some of their playful friends. They have hidden beautiful ceramic toadstools high in the trees for you to find. Mysterious footprints of forest animals, encased in clay, invite children and adults alike to pause and wonder. Five hundred bluebell chimes hang from the branches of the ancient beech trees. If you’re lucky enough to visit in springtime, you’ll see them reflected in the carpet of blue at your feet as the true bluebells emerge from their winter sleep.

Greet the life-sized willow stag, a magnificent beast who will let you take a photo by his side, and look for his four little friends: three graceful willow hares and a willow squirrel chasing the biggest acorn he’s ever seen up along a tree. Weave through the live green willow tunnels, playing hide and seek with your shadow. Make the forest your own from the peak of the pirate fortress.

How can you make your way to this magical place? Here’s the secret: a graceful willow lady, a peaceful giantess twelve feet tall, beckons from the walled garden to the willow towers at the hidden entrance to the wood.

 

Luxury events in Ireland’s most beautiful manor house resort

With a stunningly scenic location, a huge range of luxury amenities, and a world-class team of professional, attentive staff, Adare Manor is a memorable choice for meetings and events of all kinds. Every event at Adare Manor—be it a grand banquet or less formal party, a business meeting, a conference, or a rewarding incentive—is handled with our signature warmth, style, and passionate attention to detail.

From small groups to grand gatherings, our experienced and dedicated events team will assist you in crafting a bespoke event designed to delight your guests. Whether you are looking for a boardroom or a ballroom, you can choose from a wonderful range of flexible, perfectly presented event spaces, each with their own distinct character. Our inspired culinary team can help you plan a menu using the very best of fresh, local produce from a hand-picked selection of artisan suppliers around Ireland.

The spectacular neo-gothic Manor House is set in a magnificent 840 acre estate of formal gardens, rolling parkland, and peaceful forests. With a brand new Tom Fazio designed championship golf course, the only La Mer spa in Ireland and the UK, and a full itinerary of exhilarating estate activities from falconry to archery and beyond, we will ensure that every guest has an unforgettable experience.

Social Events

Gatherings to gladden the heart

Adare Manor has a long and distinguished history of hosting showstopping social events. As the family home of the Earl of Dunraven, lavish dinners and glittering parties were the order of the day. Two centuries later, these rooms still ring with laughter and lively conversation, and that same spirit of welcome and hospitality blesses every corner of the estate. Now it’s your turn. Let us help you plan an event your guests will remember for years to come. Personal gatherings to mark important life events: a christening, a wedding, a significant birthday or anniversary. Social functions to celebrate the joys of community: dinner and dancing in the Grand Ballroom, a nostalgic fete in the Walled Gardens, or a rousing golf tournament on our championship course. No matter the occasion, Adare Manor is a natural choice for a luxurious and distinguished event that your guests will wish could go on forever.

Weddings

Adare Manor has a long and distinguished history of hosting showstopping social events. As the family home of the Earl of Dunraven, lavish dinners and glittering parties were the order of the day. Two centuries later, these rooms still ring with laughter and lively conversation, and that same spirit of welcome and hospitality blesses every corner of the estate. Now it’s your turn. Let us help you plan an event your guests will remember for years to come. Personal gatherings to mark important life events: a christening, a wedding, a significant birthday or anniversary. No matter the occasion, Adare Manor is a natural choice for a luxurious and distinguished event that your guests will wish could go on forever.

 

 

Special Occasions

Some moments in life deserve to be observed in style and luxury. A special birthday or anniversary, the day you propose to the love of your life, or a sophisticated cocktail party to mark a significant achievement: whatever you are celebrating, Adare Manor is a choice worthy of your most important occasions. With so many stunning event spaces to choose from, five star menus created by our expert chefs and sommeliers, and our experienced team by your side, we can ensure that your event is even more wonderful than you could have imagined. In the planning stages, our committed Event Managers will guide you through your options and offer personal recommendations for everything you might need: decor, entertainment, photographers to capture the magic of the event. Creating memorable moments is our passion. Let’s start planning yours today.

Private Dining

The private dining rooms at Adare Manor are distinguished options for smaller, more intimate gatherings. Our culinary team can help your create a menu to suit the unique needs and desires of your guest list. Within the Manor House itself, The Library can host parties of up to 16 in an atmosphere of splendour and sophistication.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Business Events

A compelling & convenient location for any business event

Premium facilities, impeccable service, and a setting of unmatched elegance make Adare Manor an exceptional choice for successful and meaningful business events. High-level business meetings, engaging conferences, private corporate entertaining, or irresistible reward incentives—whatever you’re planning, our professional and detail-oriented team is on hand to ensure a flawless experience for every participant.

Day delegate rates on an a la carte basis are available upon request.

An ideal location

Located just 25 minutes from Shannon Airport, Adare Manor is set in the charming village of Adare, Co. Limerick, where picturesque thatched cottages, medieval monasteries, and captivating heritage centres share the streets with high end fashion boutiques, antique shops, and art galleries. Adare sits on one of Ireland’s most dramatic scenic touring routes, The Wild Atlantic Way, where the magnificent scenery and legendary hospitality of the Irish west coast can be experienced from Donegal to West Cork.

VIP travel

Dublin Airport’s Platinum Suites and Shannon Airport’s VIP facility offer all the luxurious premium services required for an effortless travel experience.

With helipads located here on the estate, helicopter transfers to Adare Manor are a convenient option to help you make the most of your time with us.

Luxury accommodation for groups

Our magnificent newly restored and expanded Manor House has 104 bedrooms available, all perfectly appointed and boasting every modern luxury and convenience, including AC, wifi, and in-room tablet devices. Further two, three, and four bedroom lodges on the resort are also available. Exclusive use of Adare Manor for your group can also be arranged with our dedicated events manager.

Pre-clearance facilities for US Groups

For US groups, note that both Shannon and Dublin airports now offer full pre-clearance facilities to passengers travelling to the USA. This service means that when you’re flying home after a productive and memorable event at Adare Manor, your journey will be easier and faster. By undertaking all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Shannon & Dublin prior to departure, you arrive in the USA as a domestic passenger and will have a much faster process through the airport terminals after your flight. All baggage is checked through to your final destination, so if you have a connection you won’t need to pick it up or drop it off. This also means that you can take advantage of shorter connecting times and get home earlier.

Tax relief

Ireland’s preferential Tourism VAT rates of 9% offer substantial savings over other locations, and all rates are inclusive of VAT and breakfast. New Irish legislation also allows VAT reclaims on accommodation for business delegates attending a qualifying conference, whether paid by the business or by the delegates themselves. (Food and drink expenses do not qualify for VAT reclaims.)

A qualifying conference is defined as:

a conference or meeting in the course or furtherance of business

organised to cater for 50 or more delegates

at a venue designed for the purposes of hosting 50 or more delegates.

This allowance applies from the night prior to the date on which the conference starts and ends on the date on which the conference concludes.

Businesses registered for VAT in Ireland can include this as a deduction in their normal VAT return

Businesses established in other EU Member States can make a claim to the Irish VAT authorities under the Eighth VAT Directive (79/1072/EEC).

Businesses established outside of the EU can make a claim to the Irish VAT authorities under the Thirteenth VAT Directive (86/560/EEC).

The VAT refund can only be claimed on receipt of a valid VAT invoice as well as details in writing of the qualifying conference supplied by the organiser. To reclaim VAT, you can download and complete the necessary forms on www.revenue.ie

The Tax Back International system can assist companies in maximising their VAT returns. See www.irishrefunds.com/dcb for more details.

Group Dining and Gala Dinners

With bespoke banqueting menus designed by our world-class culinary team, the dining experience at Adare Manor bears the hallmarks of gourmet sophistication, fresh Irish produce from small artisanal suppliers, and attentive, unobtrusive service from an impeccably trained staff.

Begin the evening with a cocktail reception in our 2700 square foot pre-function space which features its own bar, staffed by our expert team of bartenders. An impressive sweeping staircase leads into our 4,800 square foot Grand Ballroom space. In the daytime, natural light pours through the floor-to-ceiling windows, which showcase sweeping views of the River Maigue and the Tom Fazio designed championship golf course. Breathtaking chandeliers on a massive scale provide a showstopping visual focus in a space defined by grandeur. With the flexibility to provide seating arrangements up to 350 guests, a dedicated bar in the room, air conditioning, and full AV facilities for awards and presentations, this is a stunning setting for a grand gala dinner your delegates will never forget.

Team Building

What better way to build collaboration and cohesion in your team than a five star getaway packed with thrilling activities and memorable experiences?  After a team building event at Adare Manor, each participant will leave feeling appreciated, refreshed, and recommitted to success.

Our events manager can help you put together a bespoke itinerary tailored to the interests and preferences of your team. Learn more about the estate activities available at Adare Manor.

Meetings and Conferences

The premium meeting and conference facilities and services at Adare Manor provide an exceptional environment for achievement and collaboration. When the working day is done, the luxurious setting of the Manor House and estate offer endless opportunities for team building, leisure, and relaxation. We cater for groups of all sizes, from small teams to large gatherings of up to 440. Whatever your goals may be for your time at Adare Manor, our team is by your side to ensure that your event runs smoothly and enjoyably for all participants, leaving you free to focus on the tasks at hand.

Incentive Groups

Reward your team for their commitment to excellence with the incentive trip of a lifetime. Adare Manor offers five star luxury accommodation, amenities and dining, warm and sophisticated bars and lounges, a spectacular new Tom Fazio designed golf course, the only La Mer spa in Ireland and the UK, and an exhilarating menu of estate activities to suit every member of your team.

Horse and Hound Welcome

Adare Manor’s bespoke Horse and Hounds Welcome is the perfect way to signal to your group that they are about to embark on an unforgettable experience. Your guests will be greeted at the grand gates of the estate by a group of talented riders on horseback and their pack of highly trained hounds. This unique welcoming party will escort your vehicles down the tree-lined avenue as the magnificent Manor House comes into view. As guests disembark, our team will be waiting on the steps to meet them and offer a personal welcome to Adare Manor.

  

Event Spaces

Spectacular venues for your special event

The Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom at Adare Manor is one of Ireland’s most impressive banqueting and conference spaces. Catering for groups of up to 350 guests, the 4,800 square foot Ballroom is approached by a grand sweeping staircase and boasts beautiful natural light flooding through floor to ceiling windows which look out over the River Maigue and the gorgeous Tom Fazio designed golf course. Massive crystal chandeliers command the room, further enhancing the impression of grandeur and luxury. A flexible and accommodating space for conferences, meetings, and gala dinners, the Grand Ballroom can be divided into three separate suites by fully soundproof folding doors with built-in AV and screens. The space is fully air-conditioned and also offers full vehicle access for the convenience of your guests.

 

The Boardroom

The executive Boardroom at Adare Manor provides an impressive and comfortable setting for meetings of up to 30 guests. Featuring a customised, hand-crafted table, this room enjoys air conditioning, natural daylight, and wonderful views overlooking our beautiful golf course and the peaceful River Maigue. Full AV facilities are available.

 

 

 

 

 

Library

The Manor House Library is an elegant private dining room to accommodate 16 guests. Ideal for smaller gatherings, you can host an intimate lunch or dinner for your team or guests with a customised menu designed by our passionate culinary team. Air conditioned and featuring baronial arched ceiling, floor-to-ceiling bookcases of warm, rich wood, a gorgeous bay window overlooking the formal gardens, and a magnificent fireplace designed by legendary architect Augustus Pugin, this is a distinguished and memorable setting for a special meal. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks together in the Drawing Room, a grand space with impressive views and a dedicated bar.

 

 

The Cinema

Our luxurious private cinema is an elegant venue which can accommodate up to 28 guests. Arrange private screenings of movies for your team or use it as a comfortable breakout room with a difference. AC and AV facilities are available in the cinema room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Carriage House Restaurant

The new Carriage House Restaurant and Terrace, located a three minute walk from the Manor House, is a wonderful choice for a less formal evening. An exciting menu of grill favourites features some of the best cuts of meat in the world, along with fresh Atlantic seafood and other gifts of the Irish landscape. The main restaurant provides an ambiance of relaxed elegance for parties of up to 68 people, with art deco-inspired styling and booth seating. The fully glazed Terrace offers an al fresco dining experience whatever the weather, and can seat a further 70 guests. For smaller groups of up to 22, the refined private dining room enjoys its own separate entrance. You also have the option of opening up all three interconnecting rooms to accommodate up to 160 guests.

Dining at Adare Manor

A world of delicious, innovative, & unforgettable cuisine

Experience a gracious evening of fine-dining by candle light in The Oak Room, where Head Chef Michael Tweedie’s tasting menu has distilled the essence of Ireland’s best artisan ingredients, paired with Head Sommelier Jurica Gojevic’s lovingly curated wine collection. In the mornings, the magnificent Gallery offers a breakfast menu designed to give you an inspiring start to the day. Our Afternoon Tea in The Gallery is a refined indulgence, where expert Head Pastry Chef Xavier Torne has created a divine menu of delightful confections, pastries, and hand-cut sandwiches, served with a selection of exquisite teas from around the world.

For freshly brewed coffee or light bites to enjoy alongside a glass of champagne or an aperitif before dinner, The Drawing Room is a luxurious setting overlooking the beautiful formal gardens. Connoisseurs of fine spirits and imaginative libations will find a warm welcome in The Tack Room, where a menu of savoury snacks and sharing platters are the perfect companion to a world-class whiskey collection and specialty cocktail list. Whatever you might be in the mood for, the talented and passionate culinary team at Adare Manor has perfected a menu to match.

The Oak Room

The best in contemporary Irish cuisine

The Concept

The gracious splendour of The Oak Room sets the scene for Adare Manor’s fine-dining experience. Providing a genuine taste of the best that contemporary Irish cuisine has to offer, The Oak Room restaurant invites guests to explore the culinary treasures of Ireland. The presentation of each dish adds another layer of regional character to every meal. The culinary team has collaborated closely with local artists working in wood and ceramic to create bespoke serving pieces, including some sourced from Adare Manor’s own woodlands and some inspired by the River Maigue which flows through the estate.

The Cuisine

Award-winning Head Chef Michael Tweedie has devised spectacular tasting menus for The Oak Room, drawn from the rich gifts of the Irish landscape. Every care has been taken to source the highest-quality ingredients from Irish artisan producers, including many local suppliers. Exquisite seafood, sustainably farmed meats and game, the bright flavours of freshly-picked vegetables and some special touches foraged from the grounds of Adare Manor itself will take guests on a journey through the distinctive terroirs of Ireland. The result is a collection of simple but innovative and refined dishes which allow the true personality of these exceptional foods to shine through. An extensive and adventurous wine-list, curated by expert Head Sommelier Jurica Gojevic, offers thoughtful pairings to perfectly complement each dish.

The Design

The Oak Room was the original family dining room, host to countless intimate family meals and glittering dinner parties throughout its long history. The distinguished oak-panelled room has been lovingly restored and extended to encompass a glorious stone colonnade. The colonnade, once an open terrace leading to the gardens, is now fully enclosed in glass, allowing beautiful views of the formal parterre. When the sun has set, it is a magical setting for dinner by the soft glow of candlelight. High in the arches of the colonnade are a series of heraldic roof bosses, carved from stone to commemorate the marriages of four generations.

The main dining room overlooks the beautiful Maigue river which meanders through the timeless water meadows of Adare. The warm glow of the oak panelling is complimented by wall coverings of deep Irish green pure wool fabric, with walnut furniture upholstered in gold woven fabric. Silk damask curtains and bespoke wool and silk damask rugs add a layer of luxurious softness to the surroundings. The centrepiece of the room is the magnificent carved wooden over-mantel which graces the large fireplace. It was designed by Augustus Pugin, the celebrated architect genius whose mastery of Gothic style can be felt throughout the manor house. Like many of the notable carvings throughout Adare Manor, it is inspired by the natural world and by the heraldry of Dunraven ancestors. The blank shields and scroll intertwined with rose branches were likely intended to be filled with coats of arms and a family tree, though it was never fully completed. The existing carvings, however, are more than enough to enchant the eye: birds with outstretched wings, finely realised leaves and flowers, and an imposing barred helmet carrying an Earl’s coronet. The Quin family motto, carved into a banner, reads “Quae sursum volo videre” or “I wish to see what is beyond.”

We take great care sourcing our ingredients from artisan Irish producers, including as many local suppliers as possible. The result is a menu of simple, refined dishes which allow the true personality of these exceptional foods to shine through. Our presentation adds another layer of regional character to each meal: we work closely with local artists in wood and ceramic to create bespoke pieces, including some sourced from our own woodlands and some inspired by the river Maigue which flows through the estate. Our goal is to give you a genuine taste of the best that Irish cuisine can offer, served in an unforgettable setting.

Monday - Sunday

18:00 - 21:30

The Drawing Room

The ideal surroundings for a tranquil interlude

The Concept

Overlooking the formal gardens, flooded with natural daylight, radiating warmth and exquisite style, The Drawing Room is the ideal spot for a tranquil interlude. From 8am guests can take their morning coffee by the vast windows, drop in for light meals and refreshments until 5pm, and sip a flute of champagne beneath the ornate gilded ceiling at any time of day. The dress code is semi-casual in the daytime, transitioning to smart casual in the evening, when The Drawing Room provides a graceful setting for cocktails and sparkling conversations.

The Cuisine

The vibrant flavours of fresh Irish produce shine through The Drawing Room’s menu. Exciting ingredients from artisan suppliers such as Duncannon smoked salmon and Toons Bridge baby mozzarella elevate the selection of delicate salads and elegant sandwiches. Whether guests are seeking refreshment in the midst of a busy day of estate activities or wish to linger over a peaceful lunch, dining in The Drawing Room is an indulgent and luxurious experience.

The Cocktails

Curated by our expert mixologist, The Drawing Room’s list of traditional and innovative signature cocktails is a tribute to Adare Manor’s distinguished history and setting. Enjoyed as an aperitif before dining in The Oak Room, or savoured as a nightcap before retiring, a cocktail in The Drawing Room evokes a mood of inspired relaxation. Each drink features specialty liquors and sophisticated flavours, giving even the most classic of cocktails a fresh and subtle twist.

The Design

Lady Caroline described The Drawing Room as “noble” and that aristocratic adjective still applies today. The magnificent restoration of the ceiling, with its gold leaf and original plaster details of clustered shamrocks, casts a glow of opulence over the space. The room’s furnishings are an echo of this luminous presence: woven pale vanilla fabric on the walls, armchairs in soft warm shades of gold, and bespoke draperies adapted from an archived 18th century French brocatelle, re-woven for Adare Manor on traditional looms.

The Drawing Room is graced by the work of two historically important architects. The stamp of Philip Charles Hardwick in evident in the grand bay windows, which bathe the room in natural light. Framed by those same windows are gorgeous views of the formal Parterre Gardens, painstakingly designed by Hardwick and the 3rd Earl of Dunraven over the course of several years. Hardwick also contributed one of the imposing fireplaces in the room, adorned with carved crocodiles, a pegasus, and a wolf’s head, among other emblems of the Quin family. The other grand fireplace, carved in Melograno marble, is the work of architectural genius Augustus Pugin, and exhibits his romantic interpretations of heraldic design. The piece features many masterful carvings, particularly of gently twisting oak leaves and acorns: a reference to Adare whose Irish name Áth Dara means “the ford of the oak tree.”

The Tack Room

A haven of welcome and warmth

The Concept

A sophisticated retreat for lovers of fine spirits and companionable conversation, The Tack Room is a haven of welcome and warmth. Delicious food, great company and a legendary collection of the world’s finest libations come together to create an extraordinary atmosphere. A drink by the fireside or at the timeless green marble bar is the perfect end to an evening at Adare Manor, although when the drinks and conversations are flowing, a visit to The Tack Room can easily stretch into the wee small hours.

The Whiskey Collection

The Adare Manor whiskey collection includes more than 100 rare quality bottles sourced from the best producers internationally. The very finest Scotch, Bourbon, Canadian and Japanese bottles are represented here, but the focus, of course, is on the legendary Irish whiskeys. There are some very recognisable names as part of the collection, and many more exclusive releases for the connoisseur to discover. Some of the most complex, sought-after, and outstanding examples of whiskey distillery are featured here, and the collection is always growing.

The Cocktails

Our extensive selection of bespoke cocktails has been specially created for Adare Manor by our expert mixologist. These exclusive and imaginative mixed drinks are inspired by the history and heraldry of the manor house itself and incorporate a wide range of speciality liqueurs, bitters and infusions, many hand-crafted here on the estate with ingredients from our own gardens. From reimagined classics to completely original recipes, The Tack Room cocktails invite you to explore and discover new lifelong favourites.

The Premium Craft Beer

Supplied by a local brewery with a reputation for depth of flavour and aroma, our selection of small-batch brews offers something to please every palate.

The Cuisine

The Tack Room serves an exceptional menu of tempting light bites, served from 5pm until 9pm. Every item has been carefully crafted for savouring and sharing. Artisan cheeses and charcuterie and elevated versions of favourites such as beef sliders and chicken skewers offer an elegant accompaniment to the most sophisticated drinks.

The Design

The unique and impressive architecture of this space belies its original, more humble purpose. In the days of the Dunravens it was the servant’s hall, a common room where the house staff would gather to eat meals and socialise after hours. For all its grandeur, The Tack Room has always been a place of comfort and conviviality. That history of relaxation and ease still remains in the room, now enhanced by the lush opulence of its rich leather, marble, and bronze furnishings and the gentle glow of low lighting from traditional fringed lamps. The original limestone floor is laid with three bespoke rugs, woven by a local Irish rug company and featuring an abstract design inspired by the stained-glass windows within the Manor House. A blazing fire in the grand limestone fireplace is an invitation to draw up a chair, sit back, and luxuriate in the warmth and hum of lively conversation with a glass of something marvellous by your side. The most arresting element of the room’s original architecture are the massive stone piers which support the vaulted arches of the ceiling, in a design drawn from the 12th century. These columns also form the base and support of The Great Hall overhead: a testament to their timeless strength and fortitude.

Afternoon Tea

An indulgent and unforgettable dining experience

The Concept

The Gallery at Adare Manor is the perfect marriage of grand scale and exquisite detail. From the soaring arch of the ceilings to the delicate china of the teacups, every aspect of The Gallery experience is steeped in history and graced with beauty. This is a magical setting for an indulgent and unforgettable dining experience; Afternoon Tea at Adare Manor, an elegant tradition which has endured since the days of the Dunravens. Surrounded by magnificent stained glass and ancient wood-carvings and delighted by exceptional tastes and flavours, every moment in The Gallery becomes a memorable occasion.

The Cuisine

Afternoon Tea in The Gallery at Adare Manor is an experience to savour. Our Executive Pastry Chef Xavier Torne has created a jewel-box menu of sweet treats paired with an extensive selection of first-flush and specially blended teas from around the world, including our very own signature blend, 1832. Dainty cut sandwiches, perfectly crafted miniature pastries and warm scones served with clotted cream and daily-made lemon curd; this afternoon tea is an indulgence to dream about long after your visit.

The Design

The Gallery at Adare Manor is a masterpiece within a masterpiece: the Dunraven family’s favourite room, and the centre of their family life in the manor house. In 1832, the 2nd Earl of Dunraven and his wife, Lady Caroline, decided to embark on a complete redesign of their family home, building a grand new manor house in a legendary gothic style. Of all the superb apartments in Adare Manor, The Gallery was the most intimate expression of their creativity and love for beauty, a family sitting room adorned with every beautiful architectural flourish and ornament they could imagine: a process of furnishing and decoration which spanned years. The 2nd Earl once wrote: “The Gallery looks almost like a Cathedral...I do not know how we shall ever fill it.”

The monumental scale of the room was not an accident: its design was inspired by the great cathedrals and long castle galleries of Europe, and by the legendary Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. Its star furnishings were drawn from the treasure troves of the continent in a series of European tours. The deeply expressive woodcarvings, including choir stalls (known as misericords) and the 15th century door found at the western end of The Gallery, came from the Church of Saint Paul in Antwerp, Belgium. The breathtaking stained-glass windows, which trace the noble lineage of the Wyndham and Quin families, were commissioned by the Earl from the finest glass artists in London, and dedicated “in the love and honour of Caroline Wyndham, his countess.” Other pieces were sourced closer to home. A copy of one of those gorgeous carved choir stalls was completed so expertly by local woodcarvers that no one could tell the difference, and further massive oak carvings were commissioned to fill the room with scenes from scripture. Lavish tapestries to cover the walls were embroidered by local schoolgirls. Imposing marble fireplaces were created from “neighbourhood marble.” These masterworks by local craftspeople were more than adornments for a mansion: they became a source of employment and financial support for Adare village during one of the most devastating periods of Irish history, sheltering the community from the worst deprivations of the famine.

For all the grandeur of the space, this was very much a living room: a place of comfort and warmth for all the family. Lady Caroline, describing the felicity of their everyday life here, wrote: “Musical instruments and games of different kinds are scattered throughout the room, a constant supply of rare and beautiful plants is brought in from the conservatory, and their perfume, added to the delicious tones of the organ, and the beauty of all that the eye rests upon, forms a most perfect combination of refined enjoyment.” Today, the reimagined Gallery at Adare Manor continues that legacy of elegance and joy.

 Afternoon Tea in The Gallery  

The Gallery at Adare Manor is the perfect marriage of grand scale and exquisite detail. From the soaring arch of the ceilings to the delicate china of the teacups, every aspect of The Gallery experience is steeped in history and graced with beauty. This is a magical setting for an indulgent and unforgettable dining experience; Afternoon Tea at Adare Manor, an elegant tradition which has endured since the days of the Dunravens. Surrounded by magnificent stained glass and ancient wood-carvings and delighted by exceptional tastes and flavours, every moment in The Gallery becomes a memorable occasion.

Monday - Sunday

13:30 - 15:30

The Carriage House

Enjoy an exclusive taste of The Carriage House

The Concept

Adare Manor presents a special preview dining experience: a curated selection of dishes from the upcoming Carriage House Restaurant, served with an aura of effortless elegance. Taking up temporary residence in the magnificent surroundings of The Gallery, The Carriage House in Adare Manor Pop-Up Restaurant will offer guests a true flavour of the exceptional food and impeccable service they may expect from The Carriage House when it launches in Spring 2018.

The Cuisine

The Carriage House Chef de Cuisine Neils Van Oers has created an exciting menu with a particular spotlight on fresh local produce from Ireland’s best artisan suppliers. Locally farmed produce, fresh seafood, and Irish dry-aged beef take centre stage in exquisitely prepared dishes designed to delight. The pop-up restaurant menu will feature hearty favourites elegantly prepared: Connemara lamb, Atlantic lobster, and some of the best prime cuts of beef in the world, grilled to order.

The Design

The Gallery at Adare Manor is a masterpiece within a masterpiece: the Dunraven family’s favourite room, and the centre of their family life in the manor house. In 1832, the 2nd Earl of Dunraven and his wife, Lady Caroline, decided to embark on a complete redesign of their family home, building a grand new manor house in a legendary gothic style. Of all the superb apartments in Adare Manor, The Gallery was the most intimate expression of their creativity and love for beauty, a family sitting room adorned with every beautiful architectural flourish and ornament they could imagine: a process of furnishing and decoration which spanned years. The 2nd Earl once wrote: “The Gallery looks almost like a Cathedral...I do not know how we shall ever fill it.”

The monumental scale of the room was not an accident: its design was inspired by the great cathedrals and long castle galleries of Europe, and by the legendary Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. Its star furnishings were drawn from the treasure troves of the continent in a series of European tours. The deeply expressive woodcarvings, including choir stalls (known as misericords) and the 15th century door found at the western end of The Gallery, came from the Church of Saint Paul in Antwerp, Belgium. The breathtaking stained glass windows, which trace the noble lineage of the Wyndham and Quin families, were commissioned by the Earl from the finest glass artists in London, and dedicated “in the love and honour of Caroline Wyndham, his countess.” Other pieces were sourced closer to home. A copy of one of those gorgeous carved choir stalls was completed so expertly by local woodcarvers that no one could tell the difference, and further massive oak carvings were commissioned to fill the room with scenes from scripture. Lavish tapestries to cover the walls were embroidered by local schoolgirls. Imposing marble fireplaces were created from “neighbourhood marble.” These masterworks by local craftspeople were more than adornments for a mansion: they became a source of employment and financial support for Adare village during one of the most devastating periods of Irish history, sheltering the community from the worst deprivations of the famine.

For all the grandeur of the space, this was very much a living room: a place of comfort and warmth for all the family. Lady Caroline, describing the felicity of their everyday life here, wrote: “Musical instruments and games of different kinds are scattered throughout the room, a constant supply of rare and beautiful plants is brought in from the conservatory, and their perfume, added to the delicious tones of the organ, and the beauty of all that the eye rests upon, forms a most perfect combination of refined enjoyment.” Today, the reimagined Gallery at Adare Manor continues that legacy of elegance and joy. 

Monday - Sunday

18:00 - 21:30

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Hotel: Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort

Address: Adare Village  Adare

Region: County Limerick

Country: Ireland

Official website: http://www.adaremanor.com

Telephone: +353 (0) 61 605200

Fax: +353 (0) 61 396124

Hotel email: reservations@adaremanor.com

Where to find Adare Manor
Adare Manor is situated in the heart of Adare Village in Co. Limerick and sits neatly on the gateway to south-west Ireland.
Shannon International Airport is a 25 minute drive away, Cork city lies 62 miles due south on the N20 and Killarney a similar distance on the N21. Limerick is a mere 10 miles north-east.
Staying at Adare Manor provides the ideal base from which to explore some of Ireland's most notable visitor attractions. The Cliffs of Moher (an hour and a half drive), The Dingle Penninsula (a two hour drive), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (a 20 minute drive) and Killarney (an hour and fifteen minutes drive).
Connecting flights to most major European and US cities can be taken from Shannon, Dublin and Cork Airports.

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