Archive for February 2016

Refurbishment Commences at Adare Manor

We have now waved off our last guests, packed up our antiques for storage and temporarily closed our doors for our exciting refurbishment project. Construction workers are now on site busily preparing and protecting Adare Manor for her delicate transformation. But don’t think we are going to disappear for the next 18 months, we’ll be…

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The First Building and Its Setting

The construction of the first documented family home in Adare is often attributed to Thady Quin. The house incorporated within its core a square or oblong tower. This may have been part of the ‘Spidal Gate’, which appears in this location on Sir William Petty’s 1659 Down Survey map of Adare, or perhaps a remnant…

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