After almost two years, the five-star castle property reopens following the largest restoration project in Ireland.
The Adare Manor dates back to the 17th century to the second Earl of Dunraven. An active outdoors man who was confined to his house due to his ailments, he set out to build the Adare Manor, a project that would last for the next 30 years.
The first buildings were constructed in 1825, and subsequently completed by Lord Dunraven’s eldest son, the third Earl of Dunraven.
Lasting through the Irish Famine, the construction of the Adare Manor was a source of employment for the craftspeople of the village, as well as nearby areas.
The Neo-gothic design of the Adare Manor can be credited to the second Earl of Dunraven, who sought inspiration from travelling to Ireland, England and continental Europe.
Home of many generations of the Dunraven family before it was sold and converted into one of Ireland’s leading five-star properties, there is also a golf course on site, completed in 1900.
It was a 9-hole golf course designed under the instruction of the fourth earl and it was not until 1992 that the first 18-hole course, designed by Eddie Hackett, was completed.
In 2005, Adare Manor was chosen as the new home for the JP McManus Pro-Am, a fundraising tournament that takes place every five years for the past two decades.
The JP McManus Pro-Am has raised over €100 million for charity over five editions, featuring big names in the sport such as 14-time Major winner, Tiger Woods, and the big-hitting Dustin Johnson.
Last year in November, a 7,509-yard championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio was unveiled, along with the annouced return of the 2020 JP McManus Pro-Am.
Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington, Paul McGinly and Shane Lowry – four of Ireland’s golfing greats – competed in a charity match to mark the end of a two year construction period to design a course that could be ranked amongst the world’s best and host prestigious tournaments.
“Most golfers will never have seen anything like this course. It looks and plays like no other course in Ireland. This will be a stand out course in Europe and, with the Adare Manor house and estate as its setting, will be one of the finest stay-and-play venues ever created – everyone is going to want to see this place,” remarked Fazio after seeing his work come alive.
Situated in the Adare village, Adare Manor is a 25-minute drive from Shannon International Airport, 1.5 hours from Cork Airport and 2.5 hours from Dublin Airport.