Adare Castle: A Source of Pride in Ireland and a Treasure Trove of Irish Expressions

Adare Castle is found in Southwest Ireland in a small town called - you guessed it - Adare. The castle is a major attraction in County Limerick and a source of pride for all those who live in Munster Province.

Adare Castle

If you want to reach Adare Castle from Dublin Airport, expect the journey to take just over two hours. The drive is a breeze and stays almost entirely on the M7 until you switch to the M21 after passing Limerick.

Things to Know About Adare Castle

On the banks of the Maigue River is the Adare Castle, an incredible manor house that dates back to the 18th century.

Located in the town of Adare in County Limerick, Adare Castle is a sprawling estate that takes up over 800 acres.

The castle boasts nearly 400 stained glass windows, and there are gargoyles scattered throughout the estate.

Perhaps best of all, Adare Castle is now a golf resort, which means that you can live out your fantasy and spend a night in an Irish castle.

Fun fact: the word Adare derives from the Irish Áth Dara, meaning "ford of [the] oak" (source: Wikipedia).

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That Was Fun!  Where Can I Learn More?

Great question! As you can see, lovely Adare Castle - and hundreds more castles on the Emerald Isle by the way - offer many opportunities for enjoying an Irish experience and expressing your personal Irish side!

For more information of this kind, you might pay a visit to our section on Ireland Castle Vacations here!

And for travel ideas in general, check out our section on Ireland Travel Destinations.

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