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Adare Heritage Centre

Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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Trip with Auntie

Stopped here last Sunday with my 4 nephews and niece for a treat. Great service from all the staff... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Deirdre O
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Limerick, Ireland
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Lovely cafe in the heart of Adare. Beautiful.paintings on display that u can buy. Food is very... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Ann612015
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County Limerick, Ireland
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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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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here last Sunday with my 4 nephews and niece for a treat. Great service from all the staff as one of the kids is coeliac Plenty of choice They loved the homemade banoffi pie and meringue roulade I sampled both and were delicious !!!...More

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Adare H, Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Well done to you Deirdre for taking the time to make such a positive review on the Dovecote restaurant within the Adare Heritage Centre Delighted to hear that we fulfilled your health requirements and always appreciate customer feedback it assists us greatly going forward. Very...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely cafe in the heart of Adare. Beautiful.paintings on display that u can buy. Food is very wholesome and tasty. Great value for money and they make a lovely pot of tea. The centre has nice shops for gifts including knitwear Gifts, jewellery. Good spot...More

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Adare H, Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

We are delighted you enjoyed lunch and your experience in the Adare Heritage Centre. I would like to thank you for your positive review and appreciate that you took the time to do this. Kind regards Maeve Martin-Kelly

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful visitor’s centre with a cafe, information centre, craft shops, toilets and library. There is also a small but informative Museum (free) that tells the history of Adare through the centuries.

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Adare H, Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

We are delighted you had such a positive experience and appreciate that you took the time to do this review Kind regards Maeve Martin-Kelly

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This little museum has a fair bit of information about Adare and its history. There are many displays with information boards to read throughout. They tell of not only the more prominent families in the area, but also about the abbey and some other buildings...More

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Adare H, Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you very much for your positive review, appreciate that you took the time to do this. Kind regards Maeve Martin-Kelly

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We arrived in Adare late at night and so decided to spend the next day exploring the village and getting settled and rested to spend the next four days exploring areas that were further out. Adare is such a cute little village, and the staff...More

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Adare H, Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for your positive account on your visit to Adare, with regard to your comments on the Adare Desmond Castle, apologies that you were unable to experience the wonderful tour. The guided tours are conducted from the Heritage Centre from June 1st to the...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

My sister-in-law and I appreciated the help we received from the tourist office staff. The shops were clean and open. The parking in the back made it easier for us to tour the village. We visited the thatched cottages first because of the unique style...More

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Adare H, Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Donna, delighted you had a great experience in the Adare Heritage Centre - On June 2015 when the fire occurred 7 units of the fire services were at the scene but unfortunately due to high winds two of the thatched cottages were lost. As you...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The Heritage Centre is located right in the centre of Adare village. It is a fantastic amenity for Adare. The centre is directly across the road from the lovely village Park and the bus stop is right outside the door. There is extensive car parking...More

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Adare H, Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Ann, Thank you very much for your complementary comments on the Centre and Adare Village, always very encouraging to receive positive comments. Regards Maeve Martin-Kelly Manager

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

During our travels in Southern Ireland, we stopped at the Heritage Center in Adare for food and information on the local area. From there we toured Adare including the Augustinian Priory and Thatched Cottages. We also visited several of the shops and the gallery.

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Very helpful for information of whatever you desire! Staff are pleasant and knowledgeable. This was our starting point for local information, clean restrooms, with gift shops and food available, as well. I did not go through the Visitor Centre museum, as we had limited time,...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

you get a really good picture of the history and NOW with everything from the people, food, culture....if you only have time for one thing you must go here...

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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
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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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