The Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in County Limerick, Ireland offers vacationers many activities. Plan a golf vacation, a spa getaway, horseback riding, river fishing, or a peaceful place to wander through the formal gardens on your honeymoon.
Formal Gardens, Golf and Fishing
The exquisite 840-acre estate surrounding the Manor House consists of park lands, cultivated gardens, formal French Gardens, and the Maigue, one of Ireland's best trout rivers. The formal gardens were laid out in geometric box patterns in the 1850s by PC Hardwick.
Opened in 1995, the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed championship golf course traverses over 230 of the estate's 840 acres of lush Irish countryside. Plan on this unique course on your honeymoon vacation.
The Adare Manor Equestrian Centre provides excellent riding facilities to riders of all skill levels.
The River Maigue at Adare Manor has a good stock of Wild Brown Trout and there are two private Brown Trout lakes on the property.
You can arrange to rent bicycles at the front desk and tour the estate at you own pace on your honeymoon.
Rooms & Suites
The Adare Manor Hotel has three main accommodation options for guests: 63 rooms in the Manor House, 11 in the Clubhouse, and 23 Townhomes. The Manor House rooms are the most exclusive on the property and make this one of the best honeymoon vacation destinations in Europe. The Clubhouse rooms are right on the golf course and are therefore perfect for golfers. The Townhomes were opened in 1999 and are perfect for a family vacation or larger groups.
Where to Eat
Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at the Oakroom, the main restaurant at Adare Manor. Resident Head chef Mark Donohue and his staff prepare meals made from the best local Irish produce. A three minute walk from the Manor House, the Carraigehouse restaurant serves fine food in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the golf course.
Have afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, finish your evening with a drink and some live music in the Tack Room, and if you are still hungry you can always order room service.
Things to Do Nearby
Visit the picturesque village of Adare, browse some of the antique shops, visit the clothing boutiques, and get to know some locals over a pint in a local pub. Take a day trip to see the Cliffs of Moher on your honeymoon, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean.
How to Get to the Resort
Adare Manor is a 40-minute drive from Shannon International Airport. There are direct flights to Shannon from many cities, including Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, London and Orlando.
Room rates start at around $270 USD for a stardard room, depending on the season. Adare Manor offers excellent vacation packages so be sure to check their website for their latest packages before you book your vacation to Ireland.