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01st May 2016

Five Of The Best Places In Ireland For A Truly Decadent Afternoon Tea

Brought to you by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

For those days when you just want to treat yourself.

It’s far from cucumber sandwiches that most of us were reared, but that doesn’t stop us losing the run of ourselves for afternoon tea.

The Earl Grey tea, the fine bone china, the brioche buns. We can’t get enough of it.

To celebrate Alzheimer’s Tea Day on Thursday 5 May, we’ve picked five of the best spots around Ireland for a truly decadent afternoon tea.

Adare Manor, Limerick

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The beautiful dining room in Adare dates all the way back to the 19th century when the Duchess of Bedford had light refreshments served in her room between lunch and dinner. Today, lucky guests enjoy sweet and savoury snacks in the rooms overlooking the beautifully-kept French gardens. Total luxury.

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The G Hotel, Galway


Relax in the luxurious surroundings of The g Hotel’s stunning Philip Treacy-designed signature lounges and enjoy a truly delicious afternoon tea. Your taste buds will be tantalised with house-made pastries, freshly baked fruit and plain scones, open finger sandwiches and sweet bites, all gracing a three tier silver tea stand.

If you’re feeling really indulgent, try a glass of Jacquart pink champagne. Bliss.

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Ashford Castle, Mayo

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A long-held tradition at the beautiful castle, afternoon tea has been served at Ashford since 1868. And for good reason. The spectacular views from the glorious surroundings of the castle’s Connaught Room are worth soaking in. The impeccable service and freshly baked treats are to die for. This is a must-do for anyone looking for a real afternoon treat.

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 Castle Leslie Estate, Monaghan

Uncle Jack’s Great Afternoon Tea at this luxury castle is a real treat. Take a step back in time to enjoy the top-class old-world hospitality. Guests of the castle tuck into elegant savouries and home-made sweet treats while breathing in the rarefied atmosphere of the gorgeous castle.

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin


‘Art Tea’ at The Merrion is a very special experience. Probably the most lavish option in the country, guests are treated to a slice of 19th or 20th century art served on fine china with miniature sweet creations inspired by the work of Jack B Yeats, Louis Le Brocquy and more leading artists.

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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is running its annual Alzheimer’s Tea Day on Thursday 5 May. Last year the events around the country raised €400,000. All profits go directly to services which support people living with dementia in your local area. If you’d like to host a Tea Day at home, in your work place or at school, simply register for your Alzheimer’s Tea Day pack here. For more information click here.