Hidden Characters and Unexpected Details

  Adare Manor is rich with unexpected details that are literally woven into the very fabric of its building through stunning wood and stone carvings. These decorative finishes and hidden characters are a wonderful reminder of the talented craftsmen who created them and are an important part of our story. For us, capturing these exquisite…

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Our Top 5 Tips for Planning a Wedding

Are you in the midst of planning your wedding or perhaps you know someone who is? Our Wedding and Events Manager, Sandra Flavin, knows just how much organisation goes into making a wedding day run smoothly, so she has compiled some of her top tips for taking the stress out of your big day. 1.…

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Tree Planting at Adare Manor

Over the last few months an exciting project of tree planting has been underway on the Adare Manor estate.” Over a thousand trees including English Oak, Turkey Oak, Hungarian Oak, Red Oak, Maples, Dawn Redwood, Beech, Copper Beech, Golden Beech, Sweet Chestnut, Horse Chestnut and Lime trees have been carefully selected, prepared, delivered and planted…

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The Open Championship Analysis from our Golf Pro, Gary Howie

The Open Championship begins today at Royal Troon, a course very close to my own heart having grown up only 20 minutes away on the Ayrshire coast and having played the course many times. I am really looking forward to seeing the top players in the world compete for the oldest Major on a real…

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Some hidden treasures found during the restoration at Adare Manor

We have found some real little gems during the restoration work; amongst them were this old bottle of Guinness and packet of Players Navy Cut Cigarettes. The label on the bottle also specifies the batch number and the date the barrel was dispatched from St James Gate. The barrel would have traveled by horse drawn…

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A Labour of Love: Restoring Adare Manor

Our current closure is not just to allow for refurbishment and development, it is also for conservation and renovation of the magnificent Manor House. Numerous skilled craftsmen are working with us to restore stone and woodwork such as floors, ceilings, panelling, chimneys, roof and windows. One of these experts is Lambstongue, historic window specialists. They…

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The Gallery at Adare Manor: Past and Future

In recent years the Gallery at Adare Manor has been the impressive setting for many weddings and events but, on reopening in 2017, the Gallery will be reimagined to serve as the unique surroundings for our guests to enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the morning and a sumptuous Afternoon Tea from midday. Considering its great…

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Inspiring Interiors

Take a closer look at the lavish mood boards that are inspiring the interior design of the new Adare Manor…  

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Beasts and Beings at Adare Manor

Though Adare Manor was built in the 19th Century much of its decoration recalls the Middle Ages. The exterior of the building displays a wealth of gargoyles, window surrounds and heraldry harking back to an earlier era. Many of these carvings, both in stone and wood, show beasts and monsters taken from the Bestiary, a…

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