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    • Day 27


      May 29, 2023 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Our first stop after leaving Limerick was the pretty little village of Adare, on the River Maigue. It is a town of thatched cottages and three abbey's dating back to the 12th century. It has a manor house that is now a golf course and hotel.Read more

    • Day 7–8

      Bus time, stops and a night in Ballina.

      April 20 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

      Off to a stop in Adaire this morning as we head north up the west coast of Ireland. 🇮🇪
      Cute small town with a few remaining cottages with thatched roofs.
      Then onto Galway the 5th largest city in Ireland and home to five universities. Bustlying Saturday morning on a perfect sunny day, complete with Farmers Market. Local seafood harbor so lots of seafood menu options. Very “peopley” so not a favorite stop with me.
      Nice country ride to our overnight in Ballina. Tomorrow we head into Northern Ireland.
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    • Day 9


      May 21, 2023 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      Das "schönste Dorf Irlands 2022" hat seinen Namen schon zu recht verdient. Ungewöhnliche Reet gedeckte Häuser, die der Earl of Dunraven Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts für seine Bediensteten erbauen ließ, haben heute noch wunderbaren Charme. Die Hauptstraße, die die Autos nur im Stopp and go passieren lässt, ist allerdings weniger schön. Das Dorf hat wunderschöne Parks. Gern wären wir auch in den Park des angeblich schönsten Hotels Irlands - das Adare Manor House - gegangen. Aber zylindriges Personal verweigerte dem Pöbel den Zutritt.Read more

    • Day 21


      April 23 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Reet, auch Rohr genannt, bezeichnet das an Ufern oder auf sumpfigem Gelände wachsende Schilfrohr, das vielerorts in getrocknetem Zustand zur Dacheindeckung verwendet wird.
      Hier in Adare gibt es ein paar von diesen schönen Häuser.Read more

    • Day 5


      May 16 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

      Unser nächster Stop des heitigen Tages führte uns nach Adare. Es ist laut Reiseführer einer der hübschestens Dörfern Irlands. Es liegt ca 19 km südlich von Limerick City.
      Das Schloss genannt -> Adare Manor ist das Juwel des Ortes und soll wohl das stilvollste Manor Hotel sein (laut Reiseführer).Read more

    • Day 8

      Adare Manor ♥️

      November 14, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

      We spent the last two nights living it up at Adare Manor, complete with way too much food, estate walks, chess, clay pigeon shooting, and a lot of relaxation. This place is stunning and we lucked out and had two beautifully sunny days to explore the grounds (840 acres!).

      Adare Manor was built in 1832 by the Dunraven family (Earl of Dunraven that is) and over the more recent years turned into a luxury hotel and golf course (planned home for the Ryder cup 2026!). It is full of charm and cute nooks and crannies to hang out in, such as the cute cozy cocktail bar in the basement, or the drawing room complete with chess and shelves of books. And each room had a fire going!

      We spent our time lounging in the room, complete with fancy automated blinds and Avenger movies :) we were also lucky enough to get to go clay pigeon shooting! Which believe or not, we were pretty good at! Our instructor was fantastic and we spent the hour learning the best way to hold the double barrel shotgun and the different types of sport shooting events (and trying them out ourselves!) A lot of fun!

      Also along the grounds we got to check out the walled gardens, the river along the golf course, faerie Forest, and the sweetest pet resting place ♥️

      We capped off our second night with a dinner at the oak room! Oh my so much food, so good. It just received a Michelin star and it did not disappoint! Here was our many many courses:
      1. Welcome champagne
      2. Canapies: oyster with a zingy sauce, truffle goat cheese puffs (there is a fancy name for this but I don't remember!), and ??
      3. Beet salad with horseradish ice cream
      4. Raviolo with some tasty cream sauce
      5. Scallop
      6. Monk fish with caviar
      7. Duck with lentils and potatoes (main course at #7?!)
      8. Cheese plate - hand selected from 14 different cheeses, with truffle infused honey 😭
      9. Plum ice cream
      10. More dessert: macaroon, Adare chocolates, and frozen lollipop
      11. Seriously even more dessert - anniversary chocolate cake
      12. Food coma forever, good night 💤
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    • Day 18

      On the road to Dingle

      February 19, 2020 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

      We stopped for coffee in Moneygall where there is a fine local tribute to President Obama whose 2nd great grandparents are from there.
      President Obama’s visit to Moneygall is well chronicled and he and President Kennedy and
      President Clinton who helped with the peace talks to end the Irish Troubles, are highly liked here.
      This time of year is road
      construction and repair before the tourism season starts up again in late April.
      We continue to marvel at how well people navigate on roads that can be challenging. Joerg loves driving here !
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    • Day 9

      Sightseeing in Adare

      June 27, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

      After a filling and tasty lunch, we set out to explore Adare for a bit.

      When I picked Adare as the waypoint for today’s drive, it was because I wanted to see the thatched cottages in the village. Turns out that two of the cottages, built on the orders of the Countess of Dunraven, burned down in 2015 and the others house restaurants and shops. They weren’t the charming cottages I’d been envisioning. Oh well.

      I was also hoping to check out the ruins of a couple of monasteries. Turns out that in place of two of the ruins there are churches now — the Trinitarian Abbey, where the monastery by the same name once stood, and the Church of St Nicholas, built on the grounds of the Augustinian Friary. Both churches have beautiful stained glass windows, so at least we had a chance to see them.

      The third ruins — those of the Franciscan Friary — are indeed ruins, but they are only accessible from the grounds of Adare Manor … not open to the public, but can be seen on a tour. Since we had some exciting plans for later in the day, we didn’t have time for a tour unfortunately.

      But I at least got a shot of Desmond Castle reflected on the River Maigue before we left Adare ... even if it met taking my life in my hands to do so!
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    • Day 4

      Adare, Ireland

      April 26, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      In de namiddag bezochten we Adare, een klein historisch dorpje met een aantal traditionele huisjes en een indrukwekkend kasteel. We kregen ook uitle over de geschiedenis van het stadje door Lady Dungraven, een grappige dame die veel wist over haar familiegeschiedenis.Read more

    • Day 9

      Lunch Time!

      June 27, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

      The route we selected for our move today took us through the Village of Adare, where we hoped to visit some ruins ... possibly tour a castle ... and have lunch.

      Food first. After parking the car, we stopped at the Info Center and asked for a recommendation for lunch. We were given several options for pub grub ... all sounded good. What determined our final decision ... seating availability. Adare was hopping today!

      The food at Aunty Lena’s was delicious ... though the portions were a little bigger than we expected. The Beef & Guinness Casserole I ordered was essentially a stew topped with mashed potatoes and served with buttered vegetables. Mui got the “Goodness Bowl,” which included greens, as well as tasty tidbits of quinoa and falafel. He asked that it be topped with a fillet of salmon to increase the protein.

      I broke down and finally ordered a Guinness. I don’t care for dark-colored beers, but I figured I couldn’t visit Ireland and not taste it ... a bit malty with a molasses back note. I’ll stick to Rockshore, in the future ... also brewed by Guinness.
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