Adare, County Limerick

The lovely little community of Adare sits on the river Maigue and means ford of the oak in Irish.

The town dates back to the middle ages and is riddled with picturesque thatched-roof houses.

The oak was a sacred tree to the Druids in ancient times and there is some suggestion Adare once held mystical attraction.

However the early history of Adare has been lost after repeated invasions destroyed much of the oral history.

Since all written history of Adare pertains mostly to Church matters, the early Druid imprint has been all but lost.

It is known the area was inhabited as far back as three millenniums ago and, although most ancient buildings are found along the coast of Kerry and to the northwest part of Ireland, Adare's friendly climate and fertile soil must have lent itself to early inhabitation.

One of the most important archeological sites in Ireland is at Lough Gur near the village of Bruff just northwest of Adare.

This site dates from 3,000 B.C. and visitors can see standing stones and burial mounds there.

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Dunraven Arms, Limerick Dunraven Arms
Adare Leisure Centre

The hotel is ideally located 10 minutes from Limerick City on the N21and 30 minutes from Shannon International Airport.

A choice of two award winning Restaurants - the Maigue Restaurant with its classic Irish cuisine with a contemporary twist and The Inn Between Restaurant.

The Hunters Bar- Solid oak panelling and leather banquette seating give an old club feel to this famous bar.

The Dunraven Arms Hotel established in 1792 is an oasis of tranquility.

Surrounded by mellow thatched cottages, offering the old world ambience of a country house, along with first class service and friendly and efficient staff, the Dunraven Arms is "Paradise Found".

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