Frequently referred to as "one of Ireland's most beloved properties," Adare Manor, a Neo-Gothic mansion in County Limerick, offers plenty to appeal to incentive planners. The five-star property has recently wrapped the final part of the largest restoration project of its kind in Ireland, after having been closed since November 2017, with the opening of The Carriage House in May.
A dining venue created to complement the property's redesigned golf course, The Carriage House includes an impressive grill restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge, terrace, cigar lounge, and private dining room.
The Carriage House's Terrace, serving breakfast and lunch daily, boasts striking views of the putting green and manicured landscape. An open-show kitchen allows guests to watch chefs at work.
The renovation and expansion of Adare aims to honor the building's architectural heritage while incorporating the latest in contemporary luxury. A new wing, linked to the original manor house, contains 42 rooms, increasing accommodations to a total of 104 guest rooms. The guest rooms have ornate molding, historically inspired art and furnishings, expansive views along with modern conveniences such as iPads that can be used to open the curtains, turn on the lights, or adjust the air conditioning.
The new wing also includes a new ballroom with a gold-leafed ceiling and gold-topped columns, which can accommodate up to 350 guests.
The Gallery, where breakfast and afternoon tea is served, is the second-longest room in Ireland, just behind the Long Room in Trinity College Dublin's Old Library [https://www.tcd.ie/library/old-library/long-room/].
An interesting feature is that the Adare Manor is a Calendar House, with 365 leaded windows, 52 chimneys, seven stone pillars and four towers to mark the annual tally of days, weeks and seasons.
The 842 acres surrounding Adare Manor that include parkland, medieval ruins, walled gardens and walking trails were also enhanced and offer an extensive range of pursuits, including falconry, archery, clay pigeon shooting, Segway outings, cycling and fishing on the River Maigue.