Famed Castle Golf Resort Begins New Chapter, Restoring Cherished Heritage of Hospitality

Ireland’s most anticipated luxury hotel project, Adare Manor, has reopened following a meticulous 21 month restoration, renovation and expansion to return the storied property to its 19th century splendor. Set on an 842-acre estate surrounded by medieval ruins, walled gardens and winding woodland paths, the preeminent European castle and golf resort welcomes a new 42-bedroom wing, expansive ballroom, La Mer spa, Tom Fazio designed championship golf course, and an exceptional gastronomy program to deliver an unforgettable guest experience.


Spearheaded by acclaimed architects ReardonSmith, the transformation preserved the building’s architectural heritage as a Neo-Gothic masterpiece, while incorporating contemporary luxuries and technological conveniences to meet the needs of today’s luxury traveler. The restoration involved internal finishes, furniture and woodwork, and repairing external stonework and windows. Most notably, the expansion added a new 42-bedroom wing and expansive ballroom, both of which are clad in limestone to honour the detail of the original Manor House.

A tribute to the sense of exuberance, wit and style of the original creators, Adare Manor is reminiscent of a chateau, sharing many features of the 19th century Gothic Revival in Britain and Ireland, and drawing inspiration from a romantic view of the chivalry past.

Today, the building still displays a wealth of gargoyles, heraldry and decorative stone and woodcarvings and maintains its identity as an example of a rare ‘Calendar House,’ adorned with 365 leaded windows, 52 ornate chimneys, 7 stone pillars and 4 towers to mark the annual tally of days, weeks and seasons.


Steeped in history and hidden secrets, each of Adare Manor’s 104 bedrooms is individually designed with its own personal touches, paying tribute to the creative force behind the original Adare Manor.

From Classic Rooms to Signature Suites, every room is individually designed and beautifully furnished, full of personal touches and carefully considered details. Guest rooms offer the perfect retreat, a place of ease and repose for guests to reflect on the joys of the day and anticipate the pleasures of tomorrow. With inviting beds, gorgeous historically inspired original art and furnishings, marble en-suite bathrooms, and beautiful views from every window, each guest room is carefully crafted for indulgence and relaxation.


The Great Hall Reception is a fitting first taste of the breath-taking grandeur that visitors can expect upon entering the new Adare Manor, complete with soaring ceilings, vaulted arches and enormous windows. Functioning as a lobby for guest relations and check-in, a black marble fireplace acts as the centerpiece of the room, carved with intricate heraldic designs and crowned with an Old Master painting. Inviting armchairs and ottomans clustered around the hearth, and velvet, mohair and silk soft furnishings, add a cosy touch to the backdrop of marble and limestone, while bespoke hand-knotted silk and wool Tibetan rugs, so fine that only three inches can be woven in a day, sit boldly on the original parquet floor. Today, a new façade has been created to replicate where once an astounding pipe organ stood, and now conceals a discreet lift, which provides easy access from The Great Hall Reception to the upper levels of the manor.

The perfect marriage of grand scale and exquisite detail, The Gallery is a masterpiece within a masterpiece. The monumental scale of the room is purposeful, its design inspired by the great cathedrals and long castle galleries of Europe, and by the legendary Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. From the soaring arch of the ceilings to the magnificent stained glass and ancient woodcarvings, to the delicate china of the teacups, The Gallery is a magical setting for an indulgent and unforgettable dining experience – Afternoon Tea. An experience to savor, Afternoon Tea in The Gallery features a jewel-box menu of sweet treats, dainty cut sandwiches, perfectly crafted miniature pastries and warm scones with clotted cream and daily-made lemon curd, paired with an extensive selection of first-flush and specially blended teas from around the world, including Adare Manor’s new signature blend, 1832.

Overlooking the lush formal gardens, The Drawing Room exudes warmth and style, making it an ideal spot to meet for morning coffee or to enjoy light meals and refreshments throughout the day. In the evening, guests can enjoy traditional and innovative cocktails or take an aperitif as a prelude to dining in the Cocktail Bar.


Setting the standard for culinary excellence in exceptional surroundings, The Oak Room features an intimate, lovingly restored oak-panelled dining room aglow in candlelight overlooking the River Maigue – the perfect accompaniment for an unforgettable dining experience. Specializing in the very best seafood from sustainable sources and prime Irish meats and game, guests will enjoy exquisite cuisine along with an extensive wine offering and pairing menu curated by the restaurants’ Sommeliers.

Located beneath The Great Hall Reception lies The Tack Room, a sophisticated retreat for lovers of fine spirits and companionable conversation. The unique architecture belies its original, more humble purpose. Originally serving as the servant’s hall, a common room for house staff to gather to eat meals and socialize after hours. That history of relaxation and ease still remains in the room, now enhanced by the lush opulence of its rich leather, marble, and bronze furnishings and the gentle glow of low lighting from traditional fringed lamps and grand limestone fireplace. The original limestone floor is laid with three bespoke rugs, woven by a local Irish rug company and feature an abstract design inspired by the stained glass windows within the Manor House. The Tack Room boasts an extensive selection of bespoke cocktails inspired by the history and heraldry of the Manor, an impressive small-batch craft beer list, and a coveted collection of rare Irish whiskeys.


Adare Manor’s crowning feature, the 18-hole, par 72 golf course, has been re imagined by legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio, and will debut in spring 2018.

Promised to be one of the best golf courses in all of Europe, the championship course is set amid magnificent mature trees and aquatic features including a 14-acre lake and the River Maigue, and has been completely restructured to include a new arrival experience, driving range, caddy program and clubhouse. The new course will match the timeless grandeur of the Manor with a classic and well-manicured look, while enjoying new modern conveniences for an unparalleled golfing experience.


The 840 acres of Adare Manor’s beautiful estate include walled gardens, walking trails and pristine park-lands, where over 1,000 additional trees have been planted. Enhanced through loving restoration and landscaping, they create a magical backdrop for a wide range of exciting on-site activities both indoors and out, including falconry, archery, Irish gundog experience, cycling, fishing on the River Maigue, woodland walks and historical tours, movie screenings, and more.


This castle hotel is situated in the heart of Adare Village in County Limerick. Steeped in history and surrounded by medieval ruins, Adare Manor is in the midst of a groundbreaking transformation set to debut November 2017. The largest restoration project of its kind in Ireland, the renovation and expansion honours the building's architectural heritage as a Neo-Gothic masterpiece while incorporating the latest in contemporary luxury. Most notably, the expansion included a new 42-bedroom wing, increasing accommodations to a total of 104 guest rooms, a ballroom which can host up to 350 guests, as well as a redesigned golf course by award-winning designer Tom Fazio. The 842 acres of Adare Manor’s beautiful parkland, walled gardens and walking trails were also enhanced and offer an extensive range of pursuits, including falconry, archery, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, state of the art spa and cinema.