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Adare Heritage Centre

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Address: Main St., Adare, Ireland
Phone Number: +353-61-396-666
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Snuggled in a wooded setting among the rich quiet farmlands of the Golden...

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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Popped in for a tea and cake superb

Popped in on our tour of adare, decided to pop into the cafe for a quick bite, and it was excellent lovely fruit scone with jam & butter, lovely freshly cooked it was delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We utilized this site for free parking, bathrooms and shops. The exhibit of the area's history is lacking.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on our tour of adare, decided to pop into the cafe for a quick bite, and it was excellent lovely fruit scone with jam & butter, lovely freshly cooked it was delicious, so not in this part that fen, so will make a point on returning when I'm in and around Limerick in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop by here to get information and browse gifts! You can get maps, ideas of where to go, and also tour ideas from here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with the family and did the tour of the castle. Great service and reception by the tour guide and centre staff. Intimate tour, very knowledgeable and fun guide and driver. Mini bus was lovely and new and they helped with our double stroller and toddlers.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a one to avoid. A nasty tourist trap selling commercially produced tat ... ahmm souvenirs ... at inflated prices and with a very underwhelming cafe. Really a blot on the landscape in rather a pretty, if very touristy, village.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once parked in Adare, it is a nice walking town. The heritage center is a wonderful place to get an overall idea about Adare

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The heritage centre is right in the middle of Adare village, accessible from the main street, or from the rear via the free car park. Whatever you need to know about Adare, this is the place to ask. There is a small Norman exhibition and history of the area in the Heritage Centre and the local public library is next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was an interesting exhibition of Irish artifacts and an explanation of the history of surrounding area. There were many cultural items for sale as well as Arran knitwear and other items of clothing. Adare itself is also a women's fashion centre and the gardens all around the town are magnificent. The locals are obviously very proud of their town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stopped here on our tour to cliffs of moher, its just so informative and relaxin place to spend few minutes,

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food within these walls should not be served to living people! We ordered the cod plate and the salmon quiche. The food was cold, the fish had seen better days and the chips were the bottom of the barrel. The "salad".....well, I had to carefully remove it from my mouth. After three weeks in Ireland and some very good... More 

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