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Adare Heritage Centre

Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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Very nice

This place was very nice and welcoming, there are very nice gift shops and the ice cream stand they... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Springfield, Missouri
via mobile
Great intro to the area

Good combination of shopping and information as we prepared to spend the day in Adare. The friendly... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Durham, North Carolina
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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
+353 61 396 666
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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
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Good combination of shopping and information as we prepared to spend the day in Adare. The friendly staff were cheerful and helpful.

Thank snowpegnc
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a great place to shop, and learn more about the area. friendly staff. beautiful building in the heart of Adare.

Thank barbaradB6359BQ
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a free visitor center with food, gift shop, and small historical museum. Although the museum was small it did a great job of providing the history of the area from the first settlers to the present day.

Thank William T
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We stopped in for the gift shop mainly. We did purchase a few goodies to bring home. The museum was interesting but not as much to it as I thought there might be. But worth seeing.

Thank ColoradoSunshine88
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Heritage Centre is where all the activity begins for most tourist. It provides information, local souvenirs, a spot to eat and of washrooms.

Thank Calex50
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a great place to shop for souvenirs, get information on the area, bus services or any other tourism information. A good place to stop for breakfast or lunch or coffee. The people are very friendly and very helpful.

Thank slm1351
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stop off the highway coming off N21 very very friendly Good Food a lot of insipid lights to go around Pat stucco one nice place to stop

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in when we were walking through town. The shops we're very nice, lots of souvenirs, and friendly merchants. The ice cream, made from local milk was absolutely delicious. Lots of local information too along with maps.

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I often stop in the Adare Heritage Centre for a cup of tea & sandwich in the fabulous Dovecote Restaurant when travelling to Dublin. I always enjoy my visit, the centre is well laid out with lovely gift shops & the historical tour. However, on...More

Thank Ann-Catherine-Dublin
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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