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Adare Heritage Trail features the Franciscan Abbey pictured above. Adare Heritage Trail features the Franciscan Abbey pictured above.

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Delve into Adare’s history with Adare Heritage Trail

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Adare Heritage Trail features the Franciscan Abbey pictured above.

Delve into Adare’s history with Adare Heritage Trail

Adare Heritage Trail Pictured above is Desmond Castle

Pictured above is Desmond Castle

A new series of videos has been released allowing people to delve into the history of Adare.

Created by Adare Tidy Towns, the videos shine a spotlight on some of the premier heritage attractions of the village.

Beautifully shot by PJ Corbett and Brendan Landy with voiceovers by Katie Conway, each video focus on a particular location in the village.

A total of five videos have been created giving a flavour of the heritage and beauty of Adare. The subjects of the videos are: Desmond Castle; Augustinian Abbey; Trinitarian Monastery; Adare Franciscan Friary and Adare Manor and the Dunraven Estate.

Adare is designated as a heritage town with the main street punctuated with beautiful stone buildings, medieval monasteries and ruins and a picturesque village park.

The thatched cottages in the village are a highlight and have survived for hundreds of years, and some of those cottages are home to arts and crafts shops and restaurants, while others are still privately owned.

Adare Tidy Towns has compiled the Adare Heritage Trail which is a roundup of the historical attractions and features of interest which can be found on a self-guided tour of Adare.

These videos give visitors a sneak peek of what to expect when they arrive in Ireland’s prettiest village.

The Adare Heritage Trail is a primarily a self-guided tour of the historical attractions and features of interest which can be found in Adare, however access to Desmond Castle is by guided tour only from the Adare Heritage Centre and there is also limited access to the Franciscan Friary.

Among the other places of interest are Wash Pool, Dovecote, the Countess Dunraven Fountain, which is currently being restored, Fourteen Arch Bridge over River Maigue and the Detmar Blow cottages.

For more information on the Adare Heritage Trail check out HERE

For more stories about Adare go HERE 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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