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Adare Heritage Centre

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Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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Great meeting spot

Handy for a quick snack. Food good, but a bit pricey. The Adare Ice cream is a family favourite... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
itacul
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Limerick, Ireland
Nice visit

Nice place to visit for some souvenirs or lunch. Enough parking space available. Also some nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stefan H
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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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Main St., Adare, Ireland
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+353 61 396 666
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"heritage centre"
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"dovecote restaurant"
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"information desk"
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"small museum"
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"gift shop"
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"great information"
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"castle tour"
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"tourist information"
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"nice cafe"
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"helpful staff"
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"ice cream"
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"free parking"
in 8 reviews
"irish family"
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"first stop"
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"across the street"
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"lots of parking"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Handy for a quick snack. Food good, but a bit pricey. The Adare Ice cream is a family favourite. Very popular with Bus Tours. Good parking at back.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit for some souvenirs or lunch. Enough parking space available. Also some nice shops inside in the center.

Thank Stefan H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have to give this place a mention as it is a great place to stop off for a break on long journey.It has plenty of parking at the rear of building, and the Dovecote cafe is one of the friendliest in Ireland with lovely...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible visitor centre in the middle of ad are. A good base to get out and visit the town or just grab a bite to eat

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice shops and clean restrooms. We wanted to take a walk around Adare and got good advice and directions. Adare is a lovely village if you take the time to explore it. We stopped at the Holy Trinity Abbey Church, walked around the village and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here and food was ok, friendly enough service. Shops are catered to foreign tourists, with typical goods.

Thank shellpe76
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's very much one for the passing tourists but the food is excellent - huge slices of homemade cake being worth a mention. The staff are helpful and happy to warm things up for you or generally accommodate your requirements. Worth visiting.

Thank Marianne H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have everything you could need! Good, shopping, postcards, stamps and information...oh and parking and WiFi!

Thank Emily L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Heritage Center is the first place to visit for the first timer to Adare. There are plenty of guide brochures and pamphlets of all the places to see in and around Adare. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and are a geeat resource...More

Thank ckkng1
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Adare H, Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your very positive review I shall pass on your kind comments to the staff. Kind regards Maeve Martin-Kelly Manager

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

If you decide to stop in Adare because your travel agent recommended it, they have a wonderful parking lot behind the building. The woman at the information desk knows everything. She won’t recommend one restaurant over another though. I will. Go to Cafe Bistro Bakery,...More

Thank CarolAnn G
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Adare H, Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad to see the receptionist was helpful and professional and delighted you found something to suit your requirements on the day. We are very proud of our public park which was donated by the Dunraven family to the people of Adare Village in 1975 and...More

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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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