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“First stop on our visit to Adare”

Adare Heritage Centre
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Adare
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The woman at the information center was very friendly, eager to answer questions and gave us some maps of the area. Toured the museum and learned a lot about the history of the local community. Had a delicious and affordable lunch in the café. Perused the shops and purchased a couple gifts. Enjoyed a conversation with the gentleman at the coat of arms shop. The Heritage Center also offers ample parking and access to clean restrooms.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Stopped at Heritage Center to learn about the history of the area. The coffee shop was an excellent place for a quick lunch. The staff was very helpful giving advice for the area. The gift shops and Heraldry Center stocked interesting items.

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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped of here for a look around. The place it's self if very tired looking. Could do with some money being spent on it. The food in the coffee shop was nice. Location perfect for looking around the picture perfect village.

Thank rhbw19
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The Heritage center has a very small museum. There is a gift shop and visitor info booth inside. The whole place can be done in 15-20 minutes. The girl at the info booth did advise us to take a pleasant walk via the back door, up a side street and down following the river. It was refreshing and we saw a bit of wildlife (swans, blue herons and ducks). Parking in back of center is large.

Thank Samsbeetle
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

A good location with plenty of parking in the middle of the town. Nice history exhibition, nice shops and good restaurant. Very informative.

Thank paulnarch
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