Adare Vacations

Check out the sights in Adare, which you’ll find 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the northwest of Limerick. If you are coming from the Shannon Airport in Limerick, Adare is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the southeast.

Many of Limerick’s most popular attractions are located within easy reach of Adare, so it is a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two attractions that should top every visitor’s list is the wonderful Adare Heritage Centre and the ever-popular Adare Golf Club. Also, be sure to check out the Irish Palatine Heritage Centre and the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.

Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region the special place it is. Walk through the exhibits and enjoy the quiet atmosphere of Hunt Museum, the Frank McCourt Museum and Limerick Museum. To experience Limerick’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the acclaimed live performance venues such as the LIT Millennium Theatre. Enjoy the wonderful displays at the Limerick City Gallery of Art.

If the sun is out, do what the locals do and head outside to the local natural destinations. Have a break in one of the parks and gardens, which include People's Park and the Arthur's Quay Park. Prepare for a day on the water with the children and head to Lough Gur.

Those with some time to spare in the Adare area should not miss out on the St. Mary's Cathedral, the Grange Stone Circle and the Treaty Stone. If you’re a history buff, the region’s past comes vividly back to life at the King John's Castle. Admire some of the places of worship such as Augustinian Church. Enjoy the atmosphere and gain an appreciation of the role religion in Adare.

Work on your drives and putting while on vacation; head for the greens at the Shannon Golf Club in Newmarket on Fergus and the Limerick County Golf and Country Club.

If you could do with a spot of retail therapy, head to the many stores at Milk Market and the Skycourt Shopping Centre in Shannon.

Experience Adare’s heartland at Thomond Park. This is home to Munster Rugby rugby union team and the Shannon RFC in winter. When the full-time hooter blows, follow the throngs of local sports fans to the nearby pubs to either celebrate, or commiserate, depending on the score.

After a day enjoying Adare, recharge your batteries in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. The Limerick City Hotel, the Bunratty Castle Hotel and the Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport are just some of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.

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