Saturday, May 5 was a minor touring day as we drove from Dingle to the self-consciously quaint town of Adare, most notable for its thatched cottages, the church and friary, and as the seat of the Earl of Dunraven who had the cottages built for workers constructing his 19thcentury manor.
|The church and friary are fairly imposing both inside and out.|
|Some parts of the town are ordinary|
For us, crafts shops aside, its most notable feature was, surprise, dinner at 1826, Wade and Elaine Murphy’s award winning restaurant, rated as one of Ireland’s best. It offered the single best meal we have had here and one of our best meals ever. Wade has a fine palette of flavors and textures that enhance the very best provisions. It’s a winning combination and worth making the trip for, plus many of the shops are charming.