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"Celtic Heritage Day Trip from Dublin: Boyne Valley
"Celtic Heritage Day Trip from Dublin: Boyne Valley Hill of Tara and Loughcrew Celtic Tombs""Leave Dublin by bus and embark on a full-day trip to Boyne Valley for a unique Celtic experience. Stop first in the County of Meath to explore the passage tombs at Loughcrew with your expert guide and view the 6000-year-old artistic stone carvings that hold considerable historical importance for Ireland. After a scenic drive through Ireland's beautiful countryside arrive in the old town of Trim. Where we will visit the famous Trim Castle the largest best-preserved and most impressive Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.Travel farther to one of the most sacred sites of ancient Ireland‚ the Hill of Tara. A thousand years ago
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Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway
"Your full day guided tour departs from Galway you will then make your way to Connemara. A region which is famed for it’s natural beauty and landscapes. Listen to your expert driver/guide share there knowledge and the history of Connemara on your drive through the countryside. Climb off the c starring Richard Harris and John Hurt) and most recently Marley & Me (Starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).On your day trip you will be visiting Leenane Village this is a small mountain-side town which is full of Irish charm. This village was used for the setting for the film ‘The Field’ starring Richard Harris and John Hurt. Your next stop will be in Killary Fjord this is Ireland’s only fjord which serves as the natural border between the counties of Galway and Mayo.Your tour will then move onto Kylemore Abbey which is situated on a lake in the midst of the mountains. This abbey was originally built in the 19th century by Mitchell Henry as a gift to his wife
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Self-Guided Day Trip of Inishbofin Island and Connemara Coast from Galway
"Hop on the bus in the morning and depart central Galway city to Cleggan. Traveling through Connemara through Oughterard village then past the famous Quiet Man Bridge through Connemara's capital Clifden and on to the fishing village of Cleggan to catch the ferry at the pier.Then arrive in Cleggan and explore the village before making your way to the ferry and discovering the island time capsule that is Inishbofin. Punctuated by historical sites wild rugged landscapes the geology and natural history of the region are in a class of its own. Inis Bo Finne (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles (11 km) off Galway’s north-west coast. The island is five by three miles (4.8 km) long and the main activities on the island farming and fishing. There are five villages: West Quarter
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Adare Tips (17)

Bad Experience

Took some relatives to Adare in recent weeks; one elderly. Parking is a total mess, confusing and anything remotely available is a long way off. We drove back and forth a few times before finally giving up. Very tourist unfriendly. Never again. Don't bother, they put you through too much and nothing convenient. Too bad.

ChristyDee
May 26, 2015

Picture Postcard Adare

Adare is often called Ireland's most picturesque village and it is certainly quaint and beautiful. There is a visitor information and heritage centre in the main street near Holy Trinity Church which has free maps and information about the village and some interesting displays.

Most of the places to see are located in this street including some ancient churches and gorgeous thatched cottages. Its very compact and can be seen in an hour or two. There are a few cafes and pubs. I had a nice lamb roast at the pub on the left side of Main Street near the intersection with Rathkeale Road. Sorry but the name escapes me.

Desmond Castle, which can be seen on the left as you enter the village from Limerick is having renovation work done and may be closed.

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swissfondue
Nov 13, 2011

Adare

There's a big tourist centre with gift shops and cafe. But apart from that there are 3 main building structures to checkout. A monastry, friary and another... i wasnt really paying attention to much this day as I was keen to get to our next hotel. But if your going through do stop and have a look!

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nylo
Mar 27, 2008

4 great friaries

In the small village of Adare you will find the ruins of 4 different friaries and you will find them close to the castle. One of these friaries is even placed inside the golf-court of the hotel and might be visited by hotel-guests only. In summertime there will be guards sending away all tourists, who dont stay in the hotel, but I came once in April and had no problem at all to take these pics of Adare castle-hotel and the friary at the golf-course.

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Jan 06, 2008
 
 
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wonderful straw-thatched houses

Adare with all these wonderful straw-thatched houses is one of the places I always made a stop for a few hours, when I got into the area around Dingle-Island.
On the main street, close to the castle ( that is used as a luxury-hotel nowadays ) you will find 6 or 7 of these beatifully decorated houses.
Most people say, that Adare is a tourist-trap, but I like it a lot and may highly recommend it for a stop-over. For a place to stay overnight, for souvenir-shopping etc., you better check the prices in advance, they are a bit higher because they are used to hundreds of bus-tourists every day in summer and tourists staying only a short time will accept almost any prices !

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globetrott
Jan 06, 2008

Adare

The village of Adare is often called "the most beautiful village of Ireland". In my few days in the country I haven't seen enough to give my opinion about this though, but it definitely was the most beautiful one I've seen. Adare is situated in the County Limerick at about 20 kilometers southwest of the city Limerick.

Adare is famous for its Adare Manor, a 19th century manor that is used as a luxurious hotel nowadays, right in the middle of a golfcourse. But of course the village is even better known for its beautiful cottages that border the mainstreet through the centre.

These cottages look typically English with thatched roofs, perfectly maintained gardens, and colourfully painted walls, doors and windows. And besides this, Adare also has a nice old church, a park and a lot of small shops, restaurants and pubs in which you can try the local specialities.

Want more information about this village? Check out my Adare-page.

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Pieter11
Jul 01, 2007

ADARE MANOR

We stayed in Adare. Lots of thatched roof homes, but the best part of ADARE is the ADARE house, castle. It is fantastic. It costs about $400.00 a night to stay but I am telling you it is worth every penny. I had a friend so we could split the cost but DO NOT MISS staying here if you can. I would go back to Ireland again just to stay in this place. Look it up on the internet and see for your self.
The grounds of this place are fantastic. It is like a royal home in the country. Can't begin to describe it. Go, GO, go!!!

gardenglenn
Jun 02, 2007

Adare, The Fransiscan Friary

This monastery is amazingly enough surrounded by The Adare Manor Golf Club.:-)
It is well taken care off and still used once a year for a methodist service!
Just walk on to the greens and take a look.......:-))))

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Adare

Adare is one of the Heritage Towns of Ireland and has a very charming centre.
If you are a golf fan this will be heaven for you cause there are two beautiful courses here.
A good place to have a stop and breath in the atmosphere.

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Oct 07, 2005

A quaint little village.

Adare is the typical kind of village one pictures in their mind when they think of old Ireland. More than anything the village retains it's chocolate box image these days more for the tourist than anything else. Most of the little thatched cottages are just fronts for one shop or another. All that said and done it is still a place worth a visit if only to say you have seen it and take some pictures. And if you are on a tour of Ireland I dare say you will see it as a lot of tour busses passed through while I was there.

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Vintom
Oct 02, 2003

Lovely thatched cottages in Adare

Adare is a small farming market town with nice welcoming people. The thatched cottages adorn this lovely quiet place and give a sense of a more romantic past compared to a lot of modern towns.

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Dec 12, 2005

Adare, The Adare Manor Hotel

This hotel is located in a gorgeous Tudor, gothic style building and has an impressive list of famous guests like Bill Clinton for example!

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