adare ireland's prettiest village


ADARE VILLAGE is regarded as being Ireland's prettiest and most picturesque village. Situated on the river Maigue, a tributary of the river Shannon, Adare is steeped in history dating back to 1200ad. The mix of centuries is blended into everyday life as some of the thatched cottages are home to arts and crafts shops. The main street of Adare is punctuated with beautiful stone buildings, medieval monastries and ruins and the picturesque village park.
adare manor golf club
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GOLF COURSES are within easy driving distance of Piper Cottage. Golfers can enjoy the 18 hole courses which include Adare Manor Golf Club, Newcastle West Golf Club, Charleville Golf Club, making Piper Cottage the ideal base for your golfing endeavours.
southern trail walking cycling hiking trail

WALKING, CYCLING, HIKING, JOGGING
The Great Southern Trail is a 96km stretch of countryside in West Limerick /North Kerry and was once the route taken by the old Limerick to Tralee railway line. The Great Southern Trail has been developed into a walking, cycling and hiking route spanning 36km and is easily accessible from Piper Cottage. Features along the trail route include a tunnel and viaduct and access to the villages along the route.

clonshire equestrian centre

CLONSHIRE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE near Adare which is set in 120 acres of private parkland, provides excellent facilities for beginners and advanced riders. Visit and enjoy this historic estate where individual itineraries can be provided in Dressage, Showjumping and a full cross country course including banks and Irish ditches.
limerick racecourse horse racing

LIMERICK RACECOURSE is a short drive away near the village of Patrickswell. Comprising 400 acres of prime greenbelt farmland in a beautiful panoramic setting, Limerick Racecourse has all the ingredients for a great day out.
curraghchase house woodland estate

CURRAGHCHASE HOUSE and woodland estate is open as a State forest park and makes an ideal place to visit for a family picnic and enjoy the extensive walks throughout the parkland. The house (now a shell) and grounds, were originally the home of poet Aubrey de Vere,
irish palatine museum and heritage centre

IRISH PALATINE HERITAGE CENTRE & MUSEUM in Rathkeale, houses an exhibition that seeks to re-present in detail the Irish Palatine experience ranging from their German places of origin, to their migration, colonisation and settlement in Ireland, and their subsequent scattering all over the English speaking world.
foynes flying boat musuem foynes limerick
FOYNES FLYING BOAT MUSEUM which is in its original terminal building in Foynes, recalls that nostalgic era when Foynes became the centre of the aviation world from 1939 to 1945. On July 9th 1939, Pan Am's luxury Flying Boat, the "Yankee Clipper" landed at Foynes to become the first commercial passenger flight on a direct route from the USA to Europe. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, this quiet little town on the Shannon became the focal point for air traffic on the North Atlantic.

ballybunion by the seaside
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BALLYBUNION is a very popular seaside town on the west coast of Ireland. Ballybunion is a good destination for swimmers because of its wide sandy beach and warm Atlantic waters. Nearby cliffs overlooking the beach offer magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean where sometimes schools of dolphin can be seen in the water. Ballybunion is home to the world-renowned Ballybunion Golf Club and is ranked in the top ten golf courses in the world.

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SCENIC DRIVE on the N69 which runs from Limerick city to Tralee in Kerry and passes though a number of towns and villages along the south bank of the Shannon Estuary. The Foynes to Tarbert section offers breath-taking scenery as the road runs close to the shoreline and winds its way along the estuary to Kerry while looking across the expanse of water into county Clare.
clare glens walk
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CLARE GLENS are a wooded area along the banks of the Clare river near Newport in Co. Tipperary. The walkway boasts spectacular views with rock formations and waterfalls. From Piper Cottage, take N21 through Adare. At junction 5 continue forward onto the M20 motorway. At junction 1 continue forward, then join the M7 motorway. Leave the M7 at junction 28, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto R503. Continue forward entering Newport.