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Staying in Adare Manor - Reposting a Private Message.

Limerick, Ireland
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Staying in Adare Manor - Reposting a Private Message.

I received the following PM overnight and feel the individual concerned would be better served by posting their query on the forum:

We are staying at the Adare Manor Villas in July. We are 4 adults in our 60's. We know that the manor will be closed. Suggestions of activities---is there water nearby? I have to look at a map to calculate driving distances. We fly into Dublin and it looks it will take us about 2.5 hours to get to Adare. What unit of currency does Ireland use? I am assuming we can change money after we get off the plane. Any suggestions for the best place to do this?

Any suggestions to visit? Would it make sesne to go to see the Atlantic Ocean ( are there beaches?) or would that be too far? THanks for your help.

This is my response -

I can't understand why you didn't post this on the forum considering you have already posted on the forums. You would be far better served.

I also think you need to start looking at guide books. If you don't know what currency Ireland uses (the Euro is used in the Republic, Sterling is used in Northern Ireland) then you need to do more research.

I'm going to post this on the forums for a number of reasons:

1. More people will chip in and give you better ideas.

2. Others will benefit from the advice.

3. A few years ago I made a decision not to engage in providing information via PM that was not private and personal.

As promised I will respond with information.

Dingle, Ireland
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1. Re: Staying in Adare Manor - Reposting a Private Message.

Do not change money at all, and never at an airport, get 50 euro before you come and then use ATMs for cash or pay by credit card as you need to.

Limerick, Ireland
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2. Re: Staying in Adare Manor - Reposting a Private Message.

Answering the questions in order:

1. The Manor will be closed for approximately 18 months for a major refurbishment.

2. The River Maigue runs through Adare and part of the Adare Manor Grounds. It is a fishing river rather than a boating or water sports river.

3. Google Maps and www.theaa.ie/routes Get an average then add on between 10% and 20% for more accurate timings.

4. It will take between 2.5 hours and 3 hours to get to Adare. However at certain times of the day and week there is a huge traffic jam going into the village. The last time we were there it took longer to get into Adare from the roundabout on the outskirts than it did from our home in Limerick City.

5. The Republic of Ireland uses the Euro, Northern Ireland uses the Pound Sterling.

6. Use an ATM machine to take money out - it is far more cost efficient. Be sure and inform your bank and credit card companies that you will be in Ireland and how long you will be in Ireland for. Otherwise your accounts may get frozen,

7. There are lots of places to visit. Suggestions depend on your interests and how long you will be here. I will provide my standard list of things to do in Ireland. But as stated you really need to get a guide book. There must be reasons why you are visiting.

8. Yes, there are beaches on the Atlantic coast :o) Lots of fabulous beaches - again I am wondering what sort of research you have done. The nearest beach to Adare is probably Ballybunion but Banna Beach and others are well within reach.

I will post my Limerick List later

Connecticut
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3. Re: Staying in Adare Manor - Reposting a Private Message.

Thank you. I just bought a guidebook and it hasn't arrived yet. I am going to watch some videos also.

Tralee, Ireland
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4. Re: Staying in Adare Manor - Reposting a Private Message.

Totally uncalled for choco.

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6. Re: Staying in Adare Manor - Reposting a Private Message.

There are a number of posts which are trip reports and itineraries posted by folk who have stayed at the villa's https://www.tripadvisor.ie/SearchForums?ff=88&geo=186591&scope=2&q=Adare+Manor+trip+report&x=15&y=8&pid=34633&s=+

Local Libraries are a good resource when it comes to Guide Books, It doesn't matter if they are out of date as scenery generally changes little, although there are places that have been plagued by holiday bungalows in the past 30 years.

Limerick, Ireland
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7. Re: Staying in Adare Manor - Reposting a Private Message.

As promised - list of things to do in the Limerick area:

The Hunt Museum www.huntmuseum.com (free to visit on Sundays!!)

King John's Castle www.shannonheritage.com/KingJohnsCastle/

St, Mary's Cathedral www.cathedral.limerick.anglican.org

Thomond Park Interactive Rugby Museum www.thomondpark.ie/museum/index.php

Then out a bit further:

The National Self-Portrait Collection

The National Watercolour Collection

The Living Bridge - Ireland's longest Pedestrian Bridge.

All in the University of Limerick

www.ul.ie

For Shopping, the Crescent Shopping Centre is excellent.

Then out a little further:

Adare Village www.adarevillage.com A lovely village

Lough Gur www.loughgur.com

Palatine Museum, Rathkeale www.irishpalatines.org

Bunratty Castle (Co. Clare) shannonheritage.com/BunrattyCastleAndFolkPar…

Craggaunowen http://www.shannonheritage.com/Craggaunowen/

Castleconnell en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castleconnell

Clare Glens en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_Glens

Glenstal Abbey www.glenstal.org

Killaloe and Lough Derg www.discoverkillaloe.com

Birr www.birrcastle.com

Foynes Flying Boat and Irish Coffee Museum www.flyingboatmuseum.com

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