Activities at Adare Villas in Co. Limerick
Immerse yourself in an itinerary of unforgettable experiences.
Fill your days with excitement and discovery with a range of fun and exhilarating activities, indoors and out. Taking place within the manor house and gardens, on the gorgeous estate grounds, or within a short drive of Adare Manor, these amazing experiences have something to offer every guest. For schedules and reservations, please contact our Villa Concierge team at email@example.com who would be delighted to arrange an itinerary for you.
Get up close and personal with the world’s most majestic birds of prey. Our professional resident falconers will introduce you to a selection of eight raptors from our family of impressive birds of prey from around the world. We will always endeavour to free fly at least two of our birds during your display, our Harris Hawks will fly to your gloved hand. We may also fly one of our Owls or alternatively one of our Eagles or Falcons. Falconry is suitable for all of the family to enjoy together, and a marvellous opportunity for spectacular photos. Children must be a minimum of 3 years old to participate.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Clay pigeon shooting is a sport that quickens your pulse, sharpens your eye, and rewards a cool head. Not far from the Gamekeeper’s Cottage on the Adare Manor estate, you can experience the excitement of shooting a rapidly moving target out of the sky. Whether you have never handled a gun before or are an experienced sharpshooter, our expert instructor team will create a thrilling, challenging, and satisfying outing on our shooting rage, tailored precisely to your needs. Clay pigeon shooting can be enjoyed by the family, including children aged 11 and over.
The picturesque River Maigue flowing through the estate is a centrepiece of Adare Manor’s gorgeous setting. It is also home to healthy populations of trout and even salmon in season, and the stretch of river running through the grounds is reserved for the exclusive use of our guests. We have the finest tackle and equipment always on hand and available for Adare Manor guests. Whether you’d like to make it a family outing, or enjoy the peace and contemplation of a lone fisherman, this is a relaxing way to spend a few hours in the glorious outdoors.
Both a gratifying recreational activity and a thrilling competitive sport, archery has something to offer the novice and the adventurous expert. Shooting a modern-style recurve bow is truly invigorating, and the medieval-style longbow, made to all traditional standards, offers a true test of skill and strength. Archery is suitable for the family to enjoy together, including children aged 6 and over, as long as they are able to hold a bow. No experience is required.
Masterfully designed, magnificently maintained, and perfectly set within the glorious estate of one of Europe’s most spectacular manor house hotels, The Golf Course at Adare Manor is ready to take its place among the best championship courses in the world. Taken together, The Golf Course at Adare Manor provides an unforgettable experience designed to inspire, challenge, and captivate the most demanding and spirited golf enthusiasts in the world.
In the days when Adare Manor was a private country estate, shooting season was one of the most important social events of the year. The game keeper would have kept a pack of highly trained gun dogs to assist in finding and retrieving game. Our trainer will demonstrate their important role with the most beautiful and eloquently trained Irish Labradors. In this charming activity you will get the opportunity to see Labradors at all the varied levels of training, incorporating obedience, agility, marking, water work and ability to work as part of a team of trained dogs.
The Manor Fields Playground
The Manor Fields award winning playground is an All-Abilities Playground in Adare Village, a mere five minutes drive from Adare Villas with ample on-site parking. It was specifically designed to encourage inclusive play. Their facilities include: Junior Climbing Frame, Totem Climbing Poles, Sand Area, Zipwire, Picnic Tables, Wheelchair Friendly Trampoline, Teenage Hangout Area, Balance beams and Steps, Net Swing, Senior Swing – one with back support, Sand Chute and Table, Digger, Play Tables, Extra Wide Playground Paths, Dutch Disk, Junior Swings, Tunnels, Story Telling Area, Bridge, Extra Wide Hill Slide, Senior Climbing Frame, SeeSaw.