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Adare Heritage Centre

Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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Good starting point

A place where you can get info on the area, pick up some souvenirs and sample local ice cream... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ronald2211
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Thousand Oaks, California
Adare's Visitor Center

It's very nice for a town to have a visitor center where one can get information, local gifts and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
onthemove22
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Los Angeles
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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%
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Main St., Adare, Ireland
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+353 61 396 666
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"small museum"
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"castle tour"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A place where you can get info on the area, pick up some souvenirs and sample local ice cream. There is also an historical exhibition recreating events in Adare's past.

Thank Ronald2211
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's very nice for a town to have a visitor center where one can get information, local gifts and souvenirs, restrooms, and in this case some delicious hand-made ice cream!

Thank onthemove22
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to explore the local area, buy momentos, lovely locally made linens and genuine Arran knitwear. There is a cafe on site or, just across the road is Aunty Lenas who serve delicious Irish themed food. There is also the opportunity...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a good shopping center. We went on a tour to a castle. They gave out a fake crown, sword, and sword holder for the kids. (You give it back at the end) Adare Heritage Centre is good for sending postcards to eating...More

Thank Sophia J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wrong turn on the way to Limerick lead my mother, brother and I to Adare. This wrong turn seemingly turned out right as we discovered a gem of a village. Our first stop was the Adare Heritage Centre which houses the Tourist Information Point....More

Thank quinni_224
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think as big as this place and as popular as it is with the tourists I think it's very bad that they don't hav a single room for changing a baby instead you have to go into the middle of the ladies toilets where...More

Thank Happycherry
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is perfect and it has everything you would want and need. They even have a place to eat that serves very good food. If you need information or maps, post cards or some tea, this is the place.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This center has a number of Irish gift shops to enjoy that are reasonably priced as well as a great information center.

Thank J G
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

A stop off as you enter Adare. Gives some information about the village, as well opportunities to shop. Adare itself is very pretty and worth visiting, but there is not an awful lot to see from what I could tell. The park is a pleasant...More

Thank Vinpin77
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great information source for the area right on the main road going through town. It has an eating place, bathrooms, and a few shops along with the tourism information.

Thank smilemaker63
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734irmas
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
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Jane M
20 April 2016|
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Response from Kinsy4 | Reviewed this property |
All parking in Adare village is free .
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bayleighmoon
24 February 2016|
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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
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