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Adare Heritage Centre

Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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Passing through

I often stop in the Adare Heritage Centre for a cup of tea & sandwich in the fabulous Dovecote... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Killarney, Ireland
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Convenient amenities

Stopped in to this centre looking for information. There is everything available here from public... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Katrina W
Saint John, Canada
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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
+353 61 396 666
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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
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Stopped in to this centre looking for information. There is everything available here from public washrooms, information desk, souvenirs, and a nice cafe. There is also some outdoor seating for nice days. The bus stops out front so a great place to kill some time...More

Thank Katrina W
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Good parking at the rear for cars and buses. The Main Street of Adare is very busy. Good assortment of crafts and a mini museum which is interesting but short enough for a quick tour. Restaurant with gluten free choices. Ladies room while clean could...More

Thank jetiamulligan
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The best part of the Adare Heritage centre is the exhibition. Sadly very few people seem to visit it. The displays are well presented, informative and interesting. Tables for children to study at are provided as well as highly decorated. Such a shame that more...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Adare Heritage Center has everything a tourist might need. There is a gift shop with reasonably priced souvenirs. There is a cafeteria style restaurant and clean rest rooms. There is a tourist information center and also a small museum with lots of information about...More

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 4 September 2017

It's right in the middle of the town, easy access and easy to find, It has gift shops, restaurant, information center and a very nice exhibition center which is free.It is very well organized and very clean! You can buy tickets here for the castle...More

Thank AriPadilla
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Good spot to stop if you're visiting Adare. Lots of parking, gift shop, restrooms, café. One of our group received tremendously helpful information about his Irish roots from the helpful, knowledgeable lady at the genealogy information desk. Historic thatched roof cottages just across the road....More

Thank GlobeTrotterGuy
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Limerick, be sure to save at least half a day for a side trip to the little town of Adare. Lovely town with thatched roof cottages, boutiques, and history galore. The Heritage center has an exhibit that explains the history of...More

1  Thank Joan P
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The heritage centre was really nice. It has 4 different gift shops, a little cafe, an ice cream station, a history exhibit and the information desk were you also purchase your tickets for the Desmond Castle tour. There is plenty of parking in the back...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Small exhibit area featuring info re: the Normans, the town's history (one of the prettiest in Ireland BTW), the castle, heraldry, and 3 major churches in the village. Also some life size dioramas portraying long-ago residents. Not bad, but definitely on the "touristy" side for...More

Thank Quasimama
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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