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Beautiful Adare village in Ireland

Situated on the river Maigue, a tributary of the Shannon river, Adare dates back, at least, to the early 13th century. During its long history, Adare, as a strategic location, has been the subject of many conquests, wars and rebellions. These beautiful little village provides a rightfully pleasant feel for all visitors. It features beautiful thatched cottages, medieval churches covered in ivy, and gardens blooming in a variety of colors. Although the cottages are medieval in appearance as well, they were actually erected by the third Earl of Dunraven, who had a great interest in early Irish architecture, for his estate tenants in the mid 19th century.

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At the center from the estate stands the imposing presence of Adare Manor. This stately, Tudor-Gothic revival mansion was constitutional 1832 and was formerly the family home of the Dunravens. It now serves as an renowned deluxe hotel.

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Adare Village as well contains an variety of ruins to explore, including those of a castle on the riverbanks, a Franciscan friary from 1464 and the Desmond family chapel from the 15th century.

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Nearly the bridge across the River Maigue, you can see the remains from an fourteenth century Augustinian friary, which became a Church of Ireland parish facility in 1875. The refectory was transformed into a school and its cloisters later used as mausoleums.

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Adare are an major tourist destination with a lot tours of Ireland stopping off in Adare. The local heritage center gives a deep insight into the history of the village and also hosts a number of craft shops and a restaurant. Adare is a very popular wedding and conference venue and has recently become a major golf destination hosting the Irish Open at the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort.

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At that place is two equestrian centres at Clonshire and Adare Manor. Adare is home to a number of worls-renowned stables. Adare has a railway line passing through but has been closed for many years. The old station house is still standing today.

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