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Adare Heritage Centre

Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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A great place to start

If you visit this lovely little village, be sure to stop by the Heritage Center for information and... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2014
Carolyn T
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Charming town of Adare

Great place to get information on Adare, they were very helpful and had a great gift shop. Gave a... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 21 March 2014

If you visit this lovely little village, be sure to stop by the Heritage Center for information and a little shopping.

Thank Carolyn T
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Great place to get information on Adare, they were very helpful and had a great gift shop. Gave a good History of Adare and how it has kept it's charm.

1  Thank grammyq
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Lovely shops - great location- lots of variety from woolens to bags and post cards. Plenty of parking in the rear and the heritage centre program is excellent.

Thank aStoirin
Reviewed 1 December 2013

I did not think it was up to much, you have the tourist information and a café and a couple of shops for the tourists. The Exhibition was closed at the time that we were there, so cant comment on it. The only thing that...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 16 November 2013

During our stay in Adare we frequented the Heritage Center for a little rest during the day. There you can browse Irish handicrafts and wares, shop for souvenirs, and treat yourself to a wonderful fresh made pastry, breakfast or lunch with tea or coffee at...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Very helpful with regional info? Free books for every region of Ireland. Centrally located and lovely workers.

2  Thank Irie7nj
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Basically I'm just commenting on the city itself. Well worth the stop if your just driving through like we were. We toured around for a few hours before leaving. The heritage Centre is just a tourist trap as they say, but since most who stop...More

Thank sharon s
Reviewed 23 September 2013

I have family in Adare and visit whenever I can, Adare holds many happy memories for me and I wanted to share these with my children and husband. We came in from Limerick and hit the traffic on the bridge which was slowly crawling past...More

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 19 September 2013

The Adare Heritage Center is more of a tourist shop. The old town is a cute Irish village with several restaurants an a number of bed and breakfasts.

Thank JulianneN
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We came back to Adare for a second visit as we felt there was too much to see in one visit. While there, we realized there was a huge sporting event in Dublin on the last night we'd be there and we did not have...More

1  Thank CNRisser
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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