Dating back before the time of the Norman Conquest this story book village has a wide thoroughfare and several thatched cottages.
The name Ath Dara (Adare) - the Ford of the Oak was given due to the fact that the River Maigue was fordable and that oak trees abounded in the area. As you approach the village you will glimpse the Franciscan Friary on the left and the Augustinian Priory on the right.
The Adare Heritage Centre, on the right hand side of the village, includes a Tourist Information Office and an historical exhibition just steps from this Limerick country house hotel.
The restored Washing Pool and watering place for horses is a reminder of a way of life that has passed. The surrounding site has been developed as a beautifully landscaped public park.