Adare, "Ireland's prettiest village," is a lovely day excursion
from Glocca Morra B&B.  From the thatched roof cottages
on the main road to the magnificent internationally
renowned
Adare Manor Hotel and championship golf
course, this village captures the essence of old Ireland and
photos are a must have.  Don't miss the ruins of
Desmond
Castle
just before the village and you'll then see a span of
Irish history from the 13th century to the present.

Afterwards take a nature walk through the
Clare Glens
along the River Clare in County Tipperary.  Set within
protected forest, this is a hiker's dream through Ireland's
enchanted land.  Visions of leprechauns and pixies
abound.  Bring your runner's (sneakers) or hiking boots and
perhaps a change of socks depending on how close to the
rapids and many small waterfalls you wish to adventure
around.
Adare Thatched Roof Cottage
Adare Manor Hotel
Directions

From Glocca Morra, turn right out of the drive towards
Killaloe.  In Killaloe turn left across the bridge to Ballina.  
After the bridge turn right at the mini roundabout and follow
this road straight through the roundabout to the M7 to
Limerick.  Turn right in the direction of Limerick on the M7
and follow signs to the N20 and then the N21 to Adare.  
Just before entering Adare you'll see the ruins of Desmond
Castle on your left hand side.  If you wish to take photos
you may turn right into the church parking lot just around the
bend past the bridge.  Continue on the N21 into Adare and
hopefully you'll find parking along the main road.  There is
the Adare Heritage Centre on the right and the thatched
roof cottages on your left.  You may walk up (or drive)
through the gates of Adare Manor Hotel and stroll along
their well maintained gardens.  Back to the thatched
cottages for lunch or light refreshment.

Retrace the road back to the N21 in the direction of
Limerick.  Follow to the N20 and the M7.  Exit at the R445
to the roundabout and take the 3rd exit for the R503 off the
roundabout in the direction of Newport.  Follow this road
through the picturesque town of Newport until you see a
GAA field on your right hand side.  Take the immediate  
right turn in the direction of the Clare Glens.  Follow this
road to the parking area on the right hand side.  The
entrance to the Clare Glens is just down the road to the left
at the bridge and you can take either the high trail around
the glens or the low trail and maneuver around the rapids
and small waterfalls.

Back to the parking area, retrace the road back to the
R503 and turn left through Newport.  About 1 km outside of
Newport take a right turn to Birdhill and the R445.  Turn
right on the R445 and then left to Killaloe/Ballina.  In
Ballina, turn left at the mini roundabout across the bridge to
Killaloe.  Turn right after the bridge in the direction of
Scarriff and 8km (5 miles) later you'll be back at
Glocca Morra B&B!
Desmond Castle
Clare Glens Bend
The Clare Glens
Clare Glens Bridge
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