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Adare Heritage Centre

Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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This is where you book the tours for the Adare Castle

The heritage center has a small historical display and souvenir shops and a snack bar. The tour... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Karin H
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Dovecote Restaurant is great - and the center is educational

We didn't feel like fighting the crowds on Sunday at noon so we popped into the heritage center to... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Jeff P
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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 28 June 2017

The heritage center has a small historical display and souvenir shops and a snack bar. The tour buses like to drop people off here.

Thank Karin H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We didn't feel like fighting the crowds on Sunday at noon so we popped into the heritage center to check out the Dovecote Restaurant. We were pleased with the variety of choices - from hot plates to sandwiches - and got some stuff to take...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The information counter was also the cashier for the gift shop so there were people in line to pay as well as people with tourist questions. Not sure if it was just the time we were there but felt hurried & couldn't ask more questions...More

Thank Traveldude1320
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A good place to start if you are new to Adare. They have maps and restrooms. Parking in town can be a bit of a problem.

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Located right on the Main Street the Adare Village Heritage center has so much information with exhibits and displays waiting to be discovered by visitors . It traces Adare's eventful past including the coming of the Normans, the construction of the abbeys in the Middle...More

Thank ukienomad
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We had high hopes for Adare and for the Heritage Center but it was a disappointment, and not nearly as good as the other Heritage Center we had visited. Adare, generally, was a disappointment and not worth going out of one's way to visit. Very...More

Thank shildon
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The Adare Heritage Centre was an excellent place for us to purchase our souvenirs. The Heritage Centre was easily walkable from the Carrabawn House. The Heritage Centre also had an quaint, and affordable cafe for dinning.

Thank adare20172017
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We stopped here because we thought it was just a Tourist Information office. It's so much more. Great gift shops, helpful sales associates, and free parking behind the building. Leave your car here and explore the town. There is a beautiful park across the street...More

Thank ChajuBenree
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The Heritage Centre, which is in the Heritage Village of Adare, also includes the Tourist Office, Restaurant, Historical Exhibition, and Craft Shops.I found the staff here very helpful and friendly. The food in restaurant was superb , and there was an excellent spacious free car...More

Thank sbb960
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Heritage centre is okay, like everywhere else too. Bur I already saw better ones. Adare as city was described in my travel guide as most beautiful city Ireland's. Don't know what the author ment by beautiful. We didn't spent more than 30mn here...Was quite disappointing...More

Thank Samiiireta
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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