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Adare Heritage Centre

Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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Good shopping. Interesting museum. Good information stop.

The Heritage Centre helped us get oriented in Adare and provided a quick shopping spree and walk... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Morganton, North Carolina
Too Expensive

Called here while passing through Adare on a Saturday morning. Service was very good and staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul D
via mobile
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Snuggled in a wooded setting among the rich quiet farmlands of the Golden Vale by the River Maigue, Adare is a model village dating from the time of the Norman conquest. It has been home to the Earls of Dunraven (Quin Family) for over three centuries and is located on the Limerick to Tralee road, the N21, a great pit stop for those on the way to the Ring of Kerry. The Adare Heritage Centre, located in the middle of this charming town with its many thatched houses, allows you to step back in time through an informative historical exhibition, also incorporating a tourist office, gift, craft and heraldry outlets, and a restaurant. During Summer months - June-September - The Desmond Castle tour exclusively runs from the Heritage Centre 7 days a week, with a new tour every hour.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Heritage Centre helped us get oriented in Adare and provided a quick shopping spree and walk through the museum. A great help if you’re visiting Adare.

Thank bpguy10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called here while passing through Adare on a Saturday morning. Service was very good and staff member was very friendly and polite. However, I ordered tea, toast and an egg for which I paid €7.95. In my opinion that was too expensive.

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Includes amenities, restaurant, information centre, gift shop, small museum and ticket office for Desmond Castle as well as a most convenient place to park the car out the back. A bit too commercial for my liking and very busy during the day with passing bus...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to shop of gifts to take home. Some of the gifts are a bit touristy, but we were able to find what we needed.

Thank Don F
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had a light lunch of soup and salads which we ordered in line. The food was delivered to our table. Busy and lively atmosphere full of visitors. The shops had hand crafted items from Irish artisans. Bought a number of items here.

Thank lfranc
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to gather info, cute gift shop, maps available. Historical museum interesting. Great stepping off point in a dare. Clean bathrooms! Good ice cream

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The Adare Heritage Center was worth spending some time at. There is an interesting exhibit with a timeline on the developement of Adare. Worth the visit.

Thank Stirling W
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We stopped here twice while visiting Ireland just after the US presidential election in 2016. Nice clean bathrooms, decent food, and good presents at the shops. The negative- the information desk attendant started telling me how pleased she was with DJT's win, and spoke of...More

Thank kodonnell2017
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

there is a small hall that introduces the history of adare and ireland. my friend likes the ice cream sold inside it. the grocery stores inside are cheaper compared to King John’s castle’s.

Thank PSY0215
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This place was very nice and welcoming, there are very nice gift shops and the ice cream stand they have there serves the best ice cream

Thank chinamanjw
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5 August 2016|
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Response from Adare H | Property representative |
Hi 734irmas, Tickets for the Desmond Castle Tour are charged at €8 for adults, €6 for student/concession, & €18 for family. The tour is fully guided, leaving from the Heritage Centre by minibus and takes approx. 1... More
Jane M
20 April 2016|
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Response from Kinsy4 | Reviewed this property |
All parking in Adare village is free .
24 February 2016|
Response from Adare H | Property representative |
Hi bayleighmoon, the Castle Tour costs €8 for an adult, with senior/students and family rates available also. The tour takes 1 hour, and you are brought to and from the castle by minibus, departing from the Centre. The tours... More