SOME AREA ATTRACTIONS: The following visitor attractions in the locality offer a range of things to see and do while staying at Fanningstown House.
The local abbeys, friary and Desmond Castle are steeped in a rich historical past that is a pleasure to be experienced during your stay, much of which is interpreted at the Adare Heritage Centre.
In the picturesque town of Adare itself, with its sophisticated shops and restaurants, such as The Gift Box, Lucy Erridge and Stacpoole Antiques, the avid shopper is well catered for, whilst The Blue Door, The Wild Geese, The Arches and Cafe Bia, together with the charm of the Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare Manor Hotel and Golf resort and the Woodlands House Hotel – which has recently added a sophisticated new spa facility – all offer great choices.
The town’s pubs offer a convivial atmosphere also, in which to have an enjoyable drink or a meal. Gift shops together with antiques dealers and beautiful boutique style premises offer much for the shopper to browse through.
At nearby Ballingarry, one of Ireland’s premier Country House Hotels – The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge offers superb dining in wonderful surroundings.
Adare has two superb golf courses and the world-famous Ballybunion Golf Course is only an hour’s drive away.
An excellent Pitch & Putt course is also located in Adare.
DINING AND SHOPPING: Adare itself, with its delightful restaurants, such as The Inn Between, The Blue Door, The Wild Geese, The Arches and Cafe Bia, together with the charm of the Dunraven Arms Hotel, world-renowned Adare Manor and the Woodlands House Hotel, all offering superb dining experiences.