+353 (0) 63 91300 reception@ballyhoura.org

adare woollens

Adare Woollens Ltd is a well known woollen mills outlet stocking an exciting range of traditional woollens and knitwear. The Adare Woollens stock a wide range of Irish products from infants woollens to adults. The ideal gift for a loved one or a lasting memory of Ireland to take home.

This castle was erected with an ancient ring-fort, around the early part of the 13th century. It became a strategic fortress during the following turbulent years. It was the property of the Earls of Kildare for nearly 300 years until the rebellion in 1536, when it was forfeited and granted to the Earls of Desmond who gave the castle its present name. Tours of the 13th century Norman Castle operate from 1st June to 30th September, subject to demand and tickets are available on line or from the main reception desk at the Adare Heritage Centre.

Tel: +353 (0) 61 396666 info@adareheritagecentre.ie

Black Abbey Crafts have gained a reputation for original and quality gifts at very competitive prices. The very best of ceramics, crafts, jewellery and Irish linen and lace in one lovely shop awaits each visitor in Adare .

Tel: +353 (0) 61 396021 Email: crafts@blackabbey.com

The Tourist Office provides you will all the information you will need for your visit to Adare.  Adare Tourist Office provides a wide range of Visitor Services: comprehensive information, free Adare village map, nationwide accommodation reservations and medieval banquet bookings.  Also available: a broad range of maps, literature and gifts.  Tel: +353 (0) 61 396255 Fax: +353 (0) 61 396610 Email:touristofficeadare@ShannonDevelopment.ie

Curran’s Heraldry are family crest experts specialising in all aspects of the science of Coat-of-Arms.  Curran’s deal with the research, hand-painting, embroidery, shields, plaques, parchments etc., with a computer base holding fascinating information on 200,000 Irish, British & European names.  Tel: 061-396961 info@curransheraldry.com www.curransheraldry.com

Why not step back in time and take a journey through the historical exhibition, a reconstruction of Adare’s unique past from the arrival of the Norman’s to the ancient abbeys of the middle ages.  Trace the significance of the Earls of Desmond in shaping Ireland’s most picturesque village. The story is told through realistic model enactments and audio visuals in French, German, Italian, Irish and English.

Tours available

Tickets available online

School tours welcome

Tel: +353 (0) 61 396666 Email: info@adareheritagecentre.ie

Enjoy a hearty breakfast, lunch or light snacks. Savour some authentic Irish cuisine in a casual bistro style restaurant.  The restaurant is open daily and offers a wide range from the breakfast and lunch menus. Check out the daily specials or just stop in for a snack and a light refreshment.

Tel: +353 (0) 61 396449 Email: info@adareheritagecentre.ie

Adare Public Library offers a very large choice of literature, as well as a range of services including internet access, printing, photocopying & daily newspapers.  The library is Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am – 5pm. Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 8pm. (closed Saturday from 1 – 2pm) (closed on Mondays)

Tel: +353 (0) 61 396822 adarelibrary396822@hotmail.com

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 for over three centuries. Thatched cottages line its broad street, punctuated with beautiful stone buildings and picturesque ruins. The River Maigue flows under a graceful stone bridge and alongside medieval monasteries which quietly count the passing centuries. Adare Heritage Centre is located in the heart of the Village. Let us guide you through the history of this unique and beautiful area. We look forward to your company.
Adare Heritage Centre hosts an interactive historical exhibition which traces Adares unique history and operates tours of Adare Village and Desmond Castle, one of the few remaining authentic Norman Castles in Europe. The Dovecote Restaurant, the Centre’s 80 seater Bistro, offers breakfast, lunch and tasty homemade cakes. With shopping areas and the village Tourist Office on site, Adare Heritage Centre is a must for every visitor.

Facilities: Free Coach & Car Parking, Toilets & changing facilities

Open 7 Days a Week from 9am-6pm.Tel: +353 (0) 61 396666
Email: info@adareheritagecentre.ie