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Food Staples and more

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Food Staples and more

We are staying at the villas at Adare Manor over the dates of Thanksgiving in the States, and we'd like to make a modest fowl, potato, dressing meal to celebrate.

Is there a small, locally-owned butcher shop/grocery/green grocer in Adare?

We are NOT very interested in supporting big box Walmart-y types of places as we don't do so at home.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, and a wine shop. Is there a wine shop?

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1. Re: Food Staples and more

Adare is a lovely little village with one main street called, interestingly "Main Street".

The significant majority of shops are on this street which is about half a mile long. You should be able to find everything you want there.

There is a butchers - Costelloes and also a a Centra Supermarket. Centra Supermarkets are independent supermarkets affiliated into a large group for purchasing power. Central will be able to provide all your groceries and wine. A lot of Centras will also have butchers departments.

Enjoy your visit - if I wasn't living so close, I think its an area I'd love to visit as a tourist.

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Once again, thank you beanalainn for your helpful response. We are growing more excited to visit by the hour. Perhaps we can meet you on our visit? How nearby are you?

Here's another question. I have become quite intrigued by the Rock of Cashell (sp?) and am thinking maybe we'd rather do a trip there one day than make the trek/trip up to Galway. We are already scheduled for a full day in Dublin and a full day down Ring of Kerry way and I want plenty of time to just soak up the local so to speak. So many choices, so little time -- just a week. What would beanalainn do? My DH is the driver, and I don't want him parked behind the wheel every day. Should we maybe take a train or a bus tour to Galway? If so, are there any you'd recommend?

Thanks, you've been a Godsend!

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3. Re: Food Staples and more

Hi FineMind,

Glad I could be of help.

I personally think Galway would be better than the Rock of Cashel (btw Cashell is a surname here and we don't want all them Cashells thinking they own the rock, lol!!)

Whales has mentioned that there is a Continental Christmas Market in Galway from roughly the 3rd week in November up to Christmas - I have to head up that way for a quickie dental appointment and I'm going to bring the younger two children along with me because I think they'd enjoy the market.

Galway has a tremendous buzz and the road between Adare and Galway is now almost excellent. From Adare to beyond Gort is motorway and includes the Shannon Tunnel which means you avoid driving through Limerick City traffic (toll €1.80 but worth it for that trip). On the way you can see Bunratty Castle in the very near distance and also some lovely scenery.

If you want to meet with the locals and "enjoy the craic" then I think Galway would be the place to do.

Most of the tours are winding down at this time of year, and because the road is so good, my suggestion would be to drive.

Galway also has the added advantage of Salthill and the Atlantic. I was up and down to Galway earlier this year for some specialist dental work and I managed to get some lovely walks on the seafront in Salthill.

Whales will be able to fill you in on Galway more but its a nice place and I think you'd enjoy it.

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