I am torn between these two hotels for my family's first trip to Ireland in August (including three children ages 16, 14, 9). I know everyone would enjoy fly fishing, historical sites, an equestrian center, etc. I know both of these hotels are wonderful, but I wonder if there is more to do in the area around Adare. Which Hotel is more luxurious? Which is more authentic and beautiful? Better food? Also, what area has better dining options for a picky family used to Italian food (we usually travel to Italy every summer). I know both hotels are expensive, so I am willing to pay for a great experience. I appreciate any advice.