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Loved our Desmond Castle Tour

We really enjoyed our tour! Sandra was a great guide and provided interesting details about all the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ames, Iowa
via mobile

Take the official tour from the heritage center! I believe it's also the only tour, but it was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mike B
Reno, Nevada
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The Desmond Castle is located on the edge of the village of Adare, just off the N21 on the main Limerick to Kerry road. The castle was erected with an ancient ring-fort around the early part of the 13th century. It became a strategic fortress during...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Cork Street, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 666
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour! Sandra was a great guide and provided interesting details about all the rooms and history of the castle. I highly recommend a tour if you visit Adare

Thank robyndennis
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take the official tour from the heritage center! I believe it's also the only tour, but it was awesome. Don't miss this.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Guided tour from the heritage center was great. Tour guide Shawna was knowledgeable and fun! We had our 7 and 14 year olds with us and they both enjoyed it and stayed engaged.

Thank mobriengietka
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered our tickets from the Heritage Center and picked them up at the center. Then we boarded a bus to go just a mile or two up the rode(very nice little bus) Our tour guide was wonderful and entertaining and we didn't linger in...More

Thank amysS1914TJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting to use one’s imagination to fill in the gaps with what is left of this 13th century castle after it was ordered destroyed by Irish history’s great villain, Oliver Cromwell. The tour guide gave a great context for the general Irish history...More

Thank Kayla O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only way to see this castle is by guided tour and the price is very reasonable. Tickets are available at the Adare visitor center in town and the price includes a bus ride to the site. The castle itself is mostly in ruins but...More

Thank DCTraveler3716
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This was definitely worth the money. A great castle and a great tour. The tour leader answered all of our questions and was very friendly.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Even on the hottest day, we enjoyed the tour. Great history and imagery from our guide. Nice, quick bus ride from the information center to the castle and back. Love Adare’s history!

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Called in to the Heritage Centre and met yet another friendly Irish staff member who suggested the tour. It was just the right length of time with a great mix of history and stories. Our guide Shauna was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable and added to...More

Thank stillerm
Reviewed 11 February 2018

the guided tour is worth every penny as you learn so much history. however, if its raining you will get wet as there really is not any cover. about 1 hour

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