Spa Treatments at Adare Manor

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is inspired by the ancient Celtic Wisdom and its Ogham alphabet. The Ogham, a sacred Druidic alphabet, contained many secrets, and forms a seasonal calendar of tree magic. Each symbol corresponds to a tree and has a spiritual meaning, medicinal and magical powers. Trees held a profound position in Celtic mythology and folklore, and remain powerful symbols of our connection to the earth.

We have selected four beloved trees from the Ogham alphabet which represent four essential aspects of wellbeing. Here you will discover Willow, Oak, Ash and Birch, which respectively represent Harmony, Balance, Renewal and Rebirth. Each has a message for us about finding peace and wholeness within ourselves.