Sitting prettily on the banks of the River Maigue in Limerick, Adare Manor is the former seat of the Earl of Dunraven. The neo-Gothic architecture is as grand as the decor within — think plush velvet, gold-leaf ceilings, chandeliers, works of art and roaring fireplaces.
There are subtle references to the Dunraven family throughout — keep an eye out for intricate wood carvings depicting the family’s crest. You might visit for the Tom Fazio-designed golf course, but with 840 acres of lush parkland there’s plenty of country pursuits on offer too, such as fishing, archery and falconry.
With your lungs full of fresh air, head to The Gallery for a delightful champagne afternoon tea, and for dinner, enjoy a five-course tasting menu by candlelight in the Oak Room.
Top suite: Signature Suite from $2,360 per night
Sláinte: The Tack Room has a whiskey collection of over 100 rare bottles, from Japan to Canada, but of course, many are Irish. Relax by the fire and sample to your heart’s content.
Contact: Deirdre Moloney, reservations manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, +35 361 605 200, adaremanor.com