About Adare Cottage Shop
Adare is situated along the banks of the River Maigue and overlooks the fording point from which the village derives its name. Owing to the strategic importance of the river crossing, Desmond Castle was built in the 1200s. Adare developed as a market village during the Middle Ages and three monasteries were built during this period.
During the time of the English plantation in Ireland in the 1800s, the Dunraven Family designed the village as we know it today with its town hall at the centre and lined the street with a row of thatched cottages. Located in this row is Adare Cottage directly opposite the Dunraven Arms Hotel.
Adare Cottage established in 1979, was the very first gift shop to open in Adare.
Now in its third generation of ownership, it remains as one of the leading stockists in Ireland of Irish handmade items including fine porcelain manufactured by Irish Dresden and Belleek.
A wide variety of products made in Ireland are stocked including, throws from John Hanly Woolen Mills, Nicholas Mosse Pottery, Jerpoint Glass, Irish linen ware, Connemara marble jewellery and Julie Dillon knitwear for children.
Quality Irish Gifts.
Adare Cottage is one of the leading stockists in Ireland of fine Irish
handmade porcelain, manufactured by Irish Dresden and Belleek. We also
stock a selection of throws from John Hanly, Nicholas Mosse Pottery,
Jerpoint Glass, Irish Linens, Irish teas and chocolates, handmade Irish