Ireland's prettiest village

Adare Heritage Centre is located in the heart of one of the most picturesque villages in Ireland. Located in County Limerick, this heritage village is renowned as a picture-perfect postcard where traditional thatched cottages meet ancient stone walls.  

Adare Heritage is at the heart of this community offering visitors an exciting range of facilities for over 20 years. Visitors can browse some beautiful local craft shops or dine in the onsite Dovecote Restaurant that serves excellent locally sourced food with breakfast, lunch, homemade sandwiches and tea/coffee and scones.  

Don’t miss the one-hour guided tour of the 13th-century Desmond Castle, with convenient mini-bus transfers from the Adare Heritage Centre. Tickets can be purchased from Reception at the Adare Heritage Centre or through our website.  

No matter the weather, Adare Heritage Centre is the perfect base, offering a rich experience of history, delicious food, shopping for unique gifts, and essential amenities. 

  • Quality, quick service in a convenient location. 
  • Free Parking: 60 car spaces, 8 coach bays. 
  • Guided Tours of Adare’s Desmond Castle (1st June to 30th Sept) 
  • Historical Exhibition, a reconstruction of Adare’s unique past 
  • Local craft and gift shopping at Black Abbey Crafts and Adare Woollens. 
  • The Dovecote Restaurant that serves excellent locally sourced food.  
Open year round

Open Daily Year Round

Summer 9:00-18:00h

Winter 9:00-17:00h


 Admission Prices:

Free Entry to Historical Exhibition. Castle tour tickets can be purchased at Reception or through our website.  

Useful Information

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

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: The Dovecote Restaurant serves Breakfast, Light Lunch, Snacks and Desserts. 

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

Facilities: Public toilets, Baby changing area, Wheelchair accessible.  

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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