Adare Heritage Centre

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Adare Heritage Centre
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Visitor Centres
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09:30 - 18:00
Monday
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:00
Thursday
09:30 - 18:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 18:00
Sunday
09:30 - 18:00
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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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foodnwine5
Kerry123 contributions
Couples
Dovecote Restaurant is our "go to" as our coffee stop on our way through the wonderful picturesque town of Adare!! Not only is their coffee and array of scrumptious tasty treats 🍪🎂🍰🧁 on display a reason to call, an even better is the oh so friendly and helpful staff!! So lovely to get a warm smile and a little chat as you order, 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'s to you all!!!
Written 9 March 2022
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silverfox711
Stillorgan, Ireland399 contributions
Couples
While staying at the Dunraven Arms in Adare, we decided to stroll through the beautiful park & stopped for brunch at the heritage Centre. Due to Covid restrictions, the main entrance was 'exit' only & the actual entrance wasn't clearly signposted. However after a little confusion, with others, I might add, we managed to get in. We were greeted & Covid checked by a very pleasant young lady & we went directly to our table. Our food was taken to our table, eventhough, in normal times, it is self service. The food was hot & very well presented. However, our biggest treat came with the beautiful home made scones served with a selection of preserves. We would happily recommend this place as a perfect stop when visiting Adare.
Written 14 January 2022
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Humpgra
10 contributions
Couples
Excellent source of information to plan your visit. Guided Tour of the Castle is worth it specially if you get as lucky as us to get Mary as our personal guide. She is enthusiastic, very knowledgeable, and even lets you close the door of the Castle! if you are the last tour of the day.
Written 27 August 2021
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Jaume
Barcelona, Spain824 contributions
Family
This is a complex where they offer good information about Adare and also Limerick county, it is also the base for the guided tours to the castle, there are some shops, and also a restaurant, the Dovecote. The restaurant is a convenient place to eat. They offer homemade food at a reasonable prices.
Written 10 August 2021
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Ivy Ireland
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Stop here as a first call, and for your ‚urgent‘ call, and more!
The toilets were even open during most of 2020, what a relief, and so was the café with outdoors seating.

In more normal days, this welcome centre also spots a tourist information, an interesting local Norman History exhibition and a couple of shops, ice cream, and seating facilities.

A friend of mine once lost her handbag here in the height of the tourist season (yes, it does get very busy during the season) and we could not believe that Adare Heritage had it looked after and returned to her hours later. Now, that wouldn’t happen in many touristy places... Many folks warn you of Adare because of the many tourists, however, there is still a lot of heart and where would you find this infrastructure so well looked after. Travel to a big Irish town and you would hardly find a welcome and facilities like here in Adare!
Written 12 January 2021
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Michelle D
Hampton, VA4 contributions
Multiple shops offering a variety of wares and a small restaurant, well-priced. Employees were very welcoming.
Written 27 September 2020
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MaryCork
Cork, Ireland550 contributions
Booked a tour there and enjoyed the shops that were open. Lovely restaurant Dovecot. Super homemade coffee cake.
Written 27 September 2020
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tburke100
Galway, Ireland13 contributions
Couples
Visited the Dovecote restaurant on September 19th. 2020. Just for some light refreshments whilst traveling to Kerry. Covid tracing precautions non existent. No names or phone numbers taken. When seated at tables some were less than 2 metres apart.

Ordered two BLT's at €5.50 each ( not too bad) but adding a SMALL portion of chips for €4 extra is a bit excessive .
Written 21 September 2020
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Lisandro D
Galway, Ireland40 contributions
Family
We had a meal there, lovely place, quantity very small, price like in Monaco.... a bit too exaggerated also for the kind of food served....
Written 4 August 2020
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Kieran D
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Couples
Very helpful reception and information desk. Good range of booklets and guides. Good directions for local walks. Plenty of free parking out back too. Nice restaurant good menu and a good gift shop too.
Written 2 August 2020
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