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Adare Heritage Centre

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Address: Main St., Adare, Ireland
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+353 61 396 666
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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Snuggled in a wooded setting among the rich quiet farmlands of the Golden...

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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There are three shops inside the center. Free bathrooms with plenty of free parking behind the center. There is a free and interesting exhibit of the history of the area inside... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
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Harker Heights, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here for coffee and snacks and the place was busy with tourists. Tourist busses were busy unloading tourists and everywhere people are taking pictures. The place was simply beautiful, the Black abbey was medieval and the houses are colorful and the landscape was just neat and tidy hence the title the tidiest town in Ireland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Tour guide was wonderful. Very informative and knowledgeable. Hearing about Viking castle life was exactly what we were looking for in a castle tour. Would recommend for families with older children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

There are three shops inside the center. Free bathrooms with plenty of free parking behind the center. There is a free and interesting exhibit of the history of the area inside the center. Lots of touristy souvenirs. The staff in the visitors center are very knowledgeable of the area and will call local places to help you make arrangements for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was a very nice pit stop on our way to Limerick. There main street is very cute with some gift shops, pubs and restaurants. Adare is supposed to be Irelands prettiest village. They have a beautiful garden across the street from their information centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here today. Its our usual stop off point on our trips to Limerick. Good food at reasonable prices and friendly staff. Good size portions and pleasant a athmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Now this is done really well. We loved our stop here and apart from the very good displays, we thought the toilets were very well kept. A 'tourist trap' is where you are surprised by the cost. Here this is not the case and if you want to buy fine. I find that many bus loads of tourists just want... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Stopped here to use the bathroom and get a snack. prices were a bit high but the little museum/ information center was neat.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Stale cake, vending machine coffee, vacant service, motorway services prices. Probably the worst place in the village.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Every time you get personal service, you are attended with perfect attitude and never forceful attitude.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My kids (12yr, 10yr, 8yr) and I really enjoyed this tour (Adare Castle), the fact that only 18 of you get to access this castle at any one time really makes this a very real and personal experience.As the bus pulls up to the wooden door and our tour guide Vera got out to open the door with a key... More 

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