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Adare Heritage Centre

Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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Same stuff I had seen everywhere else;.

Not much here but some souvenirs to take home, and some info about Ireland and things to see. It is... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Kevin H
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Rochester, New Hampshire
Restaurant staff member rude rude rude

I love Adare and this will not taint that. I went to the restaurant in the heritage centre Thursday... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Mary M
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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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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Not much here but some souvenirs to take home, and some info about Ireland and things to see. It is more of a giant gift shop than a heritage center. I could have mislead myself into thinking that this was some sort of Historical Center....More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I love Adare and this will not taint that. I went to the restaurant in the heritage centre Thursday last week. I was ignored a good bit while waiting and another lady was served before me. I ignored this as I thought at time it...More

Thank Mary M
Adare H, General Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your comments and apologies that we did not deliver our usual service on the day you visited. I'v noted your compliant and will be addressing these issues with my staff. Please reconsider a return visit, when we shall be pleased to extend...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Love visiting this centre, the staff are very friendly and it's user friendly. Theres a lovely lady called Kathleen on the information desk, really helpful and very approachable. The last few times I've called I haven't seen her. Hope to see her on our next...More

Thank KerryAnnaM
Adare H, General Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for you enquiry about our receptionist Kathleen , I shall be delighted to pass on your best wishes to her , when she returns later on in season. Kathleen took some time off during the summer to spend with her family. Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great little information centre with gift shops and cafe. All staff very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend doing Adare castle Tour run from here.

Thank Cookefamilyoffour
Adare H, General Manager at Adare Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for taken the time to send us on your positive review , I shall be delighted to pass on your comments to the staff at the information desk. Kind Regards Maeve Martin-Kelly General Manger

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Had a tour from the visitor centre to the castle by minibus with a guide. Very informative and knowledgeable guide. Good history of the Adare village. Nice to see the restoration work of the castle. A good way to spend an hour. Thank you.

Thank Adair1969
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Our tour Bus stop in Adair was very enjoyable, albeit far to brief. The cultural center was informative and interesting, and our tour of the nearby cathedral and thatch roof houses was a real highlight of trip through Ireland. Wish we could have spent several...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The town center of Adare is another Irish Postcard setting. The main attraction is the row of thatched cottages, but there are also historical abbeys and a few wonderful pubs to enjoy a pint and tasty lunch. The Heritage Centre itself is smack in the...More

Thank Life-travelers
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Had a lovely day in this attractive village. The Heritage Centre organize tours in a minibus, of Adare Castle and point out the other places of interest. The guide, Sandra, was very knowledgeable and entertaining and made the experience all the better. I would recommend...More

Thank Alexselkirk
Reviewed 9 August 2017

recommended and stopped on our way to Galway, waste of time would have been better to have more drinks in Galway. An example of great tourism advertising because the village has little to offer although I would be happy to spend a few nights at...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Provides a lots of info about Adare historic sites.also provides a n excellent route map of the site al of which are within walking distance. Center also contains 3 souvenir shops containing good quality items at reasonable prices.there is also a very nice cafe.

Thank John G H
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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
20 April 2016|
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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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