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Adare Heritage Centre

Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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Well wort a visit

Provides a lots of info about Adare historic sites.also provides a n excellent route map of the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
John G H
lovely toasties

When the missus and I go anyway near Adare we always call into the heritage centre for a cuppa... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Galway, 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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Main St., Adare, Ireland
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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
Reviewed 6 August 2017

When the missus and I go anyway near Adare we always call into the heritage centre for a cuppa . this time we had a spot of lunch we both went for the toasties which came with chips and salad. It was lovely. the staff...More

Thank martinmortimer
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Our holiday coach stopped here while visiting Adare. It's a great stop for tourists who want to learn more about Adare which they do have inside and it's free. Also inside is the Dovecote cafe which serves up a great selection of food and has...More

Thank Adam A
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Met the nicest staff and volunteers at this welcoming visitor and heritage center. They were very accommodating and readily took care of a travel problem we were experiencing. There is a small walk through museum that is quite interesting and includes great dioramas of early...More

Thank Travelcrow
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Lunch recently with friends. The staff here are super friendly, Its a very busy place, lots of tourists and locals alike. The food here at lunch was really god and the treats for after lunch were very tempting. Great service

Thank Tuppefun
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I love stopping here when coming through Adare. Great info and friendly staff along with a nice combination of some last minute shopping stops.

Thank paidir65
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I was staying in the Dunraven Arms hotel two weeks. I thought the Dovecoat restaurant looked lovely from the outside so I went with my younger sister and my niece to sit outside the restaurant as it was a nice day and there was plenty...More

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

Thank you for your comments, I have noted your recommendations on employing staff and we will keep it in mind. Sincere apologies to you for the service you received on the day you visited, this is not our usual standard of service, and hopefully you...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Worth an hour of your time! It was a rainy day and we found this to be a very nice place to spend an hour or so.

Thank TrinketTobin
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We were only in Adare for a brief few hours. We parked near the visitor's center and opted to go and ask questions. They were most helpful and worth the stop. Plus the have a few shops and serve terrific locally made ice cream.

Thank daksterinwaltham
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Yesterday 12th July we had a stop at Adare Heritage Centre in Adare : Visited the Dovecote Resturant Had a wonderful meal "choice was many" After the food my Group spent some time shopping , a trip to the Castle :: All I can say...More

Thank Valentiaisld
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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