Ireland's prettiest village

Adare Heritage Centre open all year round, houses a number of outlets including:

  • Adare Historical Exhibition , a reconstruction of Adare’s unique past. The story is told through model re-enactments with storytelling in English.
  • Adare Woollens Ltd Traditional Irish woollens & knitwear.
  • Black Abbey Crafts Extensive range of Irish crafts & gifts.
  • Currans Heraldry The family crest experts with a database of 120,000 Irish, British, & European names.
  • Desmond Castle Tours Visit a 13th century Norman Castle. For more information on guided tours, visit the website.
  • Enjoy authentic home-cooked food in the Dovecot Restaurant.
  • Guided Tours of the Desmond Castle (June to Sept)
  • Historical Exhibition, a reconstruction of Adare’s unique past
  • Tourist Information Point
  • Local craft and gift shopping
  • Restaurant serving homemade food
Open year round

Open Daily Year Round

Visit the website for details.


 Admission Prices:

Free Entry to Historical Exhibition

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: The Dovecote Restaurant Authentic serves home cooked food open all day

PARKING: Convenient and free parking at the rear of the Adare Heritage Centre

ACCESSIBILITY: The centre is wheelchair accessible

GROUPS: Castle tours by arrangement

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi is available in the reading rooms to registered readers.


Getting There

Located on the main street in the village of Adare.

Map Location: 52.564560, -8.789674
Contact Adare Heritage Centre

Main Street, Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Eircode: V94 DWV7
T: +353 (0)61 396 666
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