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Adare Heritage Centre

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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...more
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Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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All reviews heritage centre dovecote restaurant information desk gift shop great information nice cafe small museum nice stop tourist information clean restrooms helpful staff irish family castle tour first stop starting point across the street plenty of parking
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Visitor Center (Tracy, I believe) was so helpful to us to find bussing to Galway. There was also two gift shops with fairly priced Irish souvenirs and a cute coffee shop to get a quick snack. Very neat place with great friendly people

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a welcome center offering a some nice shopping, information on touring & a cute bistro restaurant. Stop in for a look around & relax.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

we were only passing through Adare and found this great cafe by chance, the staff were great, the food was good, we will call in again if in the area

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mandr268
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We stopped for a quick respite spot and the opportunity to stretch our legs through the village. The Visitor Center has a collection of the more obvious tourist shops including a family history kiosk.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Went to Adare Heritage Centre which was a delightful place to shop for gifts to take back to Wisconsin. Pretty good prices and authentic items. BUT Curran's Heraldry was a truly wonderful and fun experience. I believe the gentleman's first name was Steve Curran and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Adare for an afternoon tour on our visit to Ireland. We parked here in the parking lot and started our tour here. The gift shop had some pretty homemade sachets and there was a family arms booth to learn your crest

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

This Heritage Centre has a lot to offer. Aside from the shops and displays, the cafe has really good food. It also has a heraldry kiosk that seemed to be the most well researched and run by an Irish historian. We were able to find...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Tells the story of Adare village via models and story boards and is very informative. Lovely tea room to sit and relax in after.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

There are several shops selling souvenirs and sweaters. Rest rooms also available. Information on local places of interest.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Went in for a look around and thought it is a place for the wife to shop. There were plenty of people(mainly tourists like us) buying goods and chattels. Had a good look around and yes it was "interesting".

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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