Fan­tasy Ire­land

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near the dar­ling vil­lage of Adare and sur­rounded by me­dieval ru­ins, Adare Manor is a jewel in the Emer­ald Isle’s crown. The renowned cas­tle prop­erty closed for an ex­ten­sive mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar ren­o­va­tion in Jan­uary 2016 and re-opened in Novem­ber 2017 with an in­cred­i­bly lux­u­ri­ous new look and range of ser­vices that truly em­body ev­ery­thing you want in a dream honey­moon lo­ca­tion.

Lo­cated on 840 rolling acres of park­land with walled gar­dens and walk­ing trails, ev­ery­thing from the orig­i­nal Adare struc­ture, which dates back to the 18th cen­tury, was re­stored and re­fin­ished, in­clud­ing the in­tri­cate stonework, fur­ni­ture, wood­work and win­dows. A new 42-bed­room wing was added to the orig­i­nal struc­ture, bring­ing the count to 104 guest rooms. For a truly mem­o­rable stay, we rec­om­mend book­ing your honey­moon in one of Adare’s Sig­na­ture Suites. With a spa­cious 1,076 square feet of liv­ing space, you will have your own sit­ting room, an in­cred­i­ble over­size bath­tub with panoramic views of the prop­erty’s stun­ning for­mal French gar­dens and tran­quil River Maigue, and a bed­room with the plush­est king-size bed.

Other new ad­di­tions to the re-imag­ined Adare Manor in­clude the amaz­ing Grand Ball­room, which can hold up to 350 guests (this is a dream des­ti­na­tion wed­ding spot!), the in­house cinema and a lux­ury spa serv­ing up sta­teof-the-art La Mer treat­ments and prod­ucts. We rec­om­mend try­ing a taste of some­thing lo­cal with your ser­vice and book­ing the Sleep Sound mas­sage, which in­cor­po­rates four mag­i­cal Ir­ish Ogham stones into a re­lax­ing ther­a­peu­tic treat­ment de­signed to help you re­ju­ve­nate and kick the ef­fects of jet lag.

Ev­ery­thing about Adare Manor is per­fec­tion and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped straight onto a movie set. From fal­conry to in­cred­i­ble cui­sine (the Oak Room, the Draw­ing Room and the Car­riage House are where most meals are served, and af­ter­noon tea in the Gallery is a par­tic­u­lar de­light) and the awe-in­spir­ing grounds (Adare is home to a new Tom Fazio 18-hole golf course), it is truly an idyl­lic coun­try es­cape, trimmed with the most lux­u­ri­ous bells and whis­tles. From the mo­ment you ar­rive in the mag­nif­i­cent Great Hall Re­cep­tion you will be swept away by the ro­mance of Adare Manor and never want to leave!—A.M.

The stun­ning rear view of Adare Manor, com­plete with lav­ish French gar­dens. In­side one of Adare’s in­cred­i­ble sig­na­ture suites You will sleep in style at Adare Manor One of Adare Manor’s lux­u­ri­ous bath­tubs with a view. The Gallery is an awe-in­spir­ing...

The Grand Ball­room’s floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows over­look the River Maigue.

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