Adare Heritage Centre
Adare Heritage Centre
4
Speciality & Gift ShopsVisitor Centres
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles583 reviews
Excellent
277
Very good
196
Average
81
Poor
15
Terrible
14

roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
After walking around town for awhile we visited the heritage centre.
There was a lot to see and learn in there about the town, it is very interesting and well done. In the same building are a few nice shops and place to eat and drink. Also toilet facilities which are great to find when you’re touring around.
Written 24 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jim W
Sindelfingen, Germany2,975 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
My wife and I loved our visit to Adare. It is a must see town. The cultural center is where you buy tickets to Desmond Castle. You can also learn a bit about Adare's history and shop in several specialty stores. We did both. The guy who sold us a tickets to Desmond Castle was also our tour guide. Coming here is definitely worthwhile.
Written 27 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Francesca M
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
Pretty average people were nice.We had a nice little look around great history very cute .The staff were very friendly
Written 1 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jxx9595
Washington, DC1,470 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We stopped to use the free bathroom, but we found a bit more in the Centre than that. There were a few shops and some tourist information. It was all fine for what it was. Walking in the area was mildly amusing but no more
Written 18 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Patricia
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Many thanks to Mark, our informative, interesting and witty tour guide today. He made our tour of Adare Castle really enjoyable!
Written 7 September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kwagmeister
Newburgh, IN1,662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Cute center with parking in back for visitors to the village. The shops are nice and several in our group enjoyed the ice cream. Restrooms also available. Walk out the front and you’re in the heart of the village. Perfect!
Written 13 August 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

elaineh670
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I have been in Adare on many occasions and this was my first time in the Heritage Centre. The shopping was very good and the staff were excellent and very friendly.
Written 11 August 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

foodnwine5
Kerry132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Dovecote Restaurant is our "go to" as our coffee stop on our way through the wonderful picturesque town of Adare!! Not only is their coffee and array of scrumptious tasty treats 🍪🎂🍰🧁 on display a reason to call, an even better is the oh so friendly and helpful staff!! So lovely to get a warm smile and a little chat as you order, 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'s to you all!!!
Written 9 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

silverfox711
Stillorgan, Ireland399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
While staying at the Dunraven Arms in Adare, we decided to stroll through the beautiful park & stopped for brunch at the heritage Centre. Due to Covid restrictions, the main entrance was 'exit' only & the actual entrance wasn't clearly signposted. However after a little confusion, with others, I might add, we managed to get in. We were greeted & Covid checked by a very pleasant young lady & we went directly to our table. Our food was taken to our table, eventhough, in normal times, it is self service. The food was hot & very well presented. However, our biggest treat came with the beautiful home made scones served with a selection of preserves. We would happily recommend this place as a perfect stop when visiting Adare.
Written 14 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Humpgra
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Excellent source of information to plan your visit. Guided Tour of the Castle is worth it specially if you get as lucky as us to get Mary as our personal guide. She is enthusiastic, very knowledgeable, and even lets you close the door of the Castle! if you are the last tour of the day.
Written 27 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 538
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Adare Heritage Centre - All You MUST Know Before You Go (2024)

All Adare HotelsAdare Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Adare
All things to do in Adare
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars