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Take a Look Behind the Scenes …

The grounds of Adare Manor are full of action these days with construction teams and restoration specialists working diligently. Our skyline now features two large cranes and the Manor House is wrapped in scaffolding. Preparations for the construction of our new West Wing got underway in April with the excavation for foundations and the pouring…

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Living with the Old and the New

This #ThrowbackThursday we look back to the 19th century when the 2nd Earl of Dunraven and his family lived in their original Georgian home while the construction of Adare Manor was underway around them … Adare Manor as we know it today took over 30 years to be fully finished. In the initial stages, the…

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Honouring a Craftsman of the Past

As our construction team make preparations for the building of our new ballroom and west wing we look back to a key figure in the building of Adare Manor in the 1800s … In the midst of the many architects and designers who passed through Adare Manor during its construction in the 1800s, one craftsman…

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Our Refurbishment in Progress

We’re delighted to reveal a new artist’s impression of what Adare Manor will look like on reopening in 2017. The image below is our fine-dining Oakroom restaurant re-imagined for the new Adare Manor. Prior to our closure the Oakroom earned international acclaim for its excellence in fine dining. Named the Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland 2015,…

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Meet our New Adare Manor Team Member

We have long been missing our fluffy bunny friend Jellycat, who you might remember stayed a few extra nights with us back in January when his owner Kate mistakenly left him behind at Adare Manor. Last week a kind Limerick lady from Ronnie’s Bears sent us an Adare Manor bunny of our very own and we have gladly…

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Lady Caroline’s Private Sitting Room

We’ve put the angels that adorn the ceiling of Lady Caroline’s private Sitting Room to sleep for an 18 month rest as we carry out our refurbishment. We’ll reveal them again prior to our reopening in 2017, in the meantime read Lady Caroline’s description of her private Sitting Room in her own words … ‘The…

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The Creation of a Gothic Masterpiece

This #ThrowbackThursday as we prepare for our own refurbishment we look back to when the 2nd Earl of Dunraven, Windham Henry Quin, decided to undergo a redevelopment of his home in 1832, resulting in the Manor House we have today … Adare Manor rose from the ground at a time of catastrophic distress in Ireland,…

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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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