Desmond Castle, Adare

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  • What a great tour we had of the castle! Kids loved it. Lots of fun facts from the tour guide. Got a real insight into its history.  more »
  • Desmond Castle is a beautiful ruin that gives you an excellent glimpse of life in the Middle Ages. Our tour guide was excellent and very informative. You need to make a tour reservation in advance at ...  more »
  • The castle ruin is to visit only with leadership. To book this at the Heritage Center. Then go by minibus to the Castle and get many information from the guide during the tour. Duration of the tour: about 1.5 hours.
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  • It rained ALL DAY when we visited, although the tour was great, it would have been much more enjoyable if the weather was a bit better as the Castle is completely open and there's not a lot of cover from the elements. You can only go on a guided tour (tickets purchased from the information centre), which we preferred as we got a great history lesson of the town and the castle. Our tour guide (Evan) was very informative and energetic throughout the tour. If you visit Adare, make sure you check out Desmond Castle. The Adare Manor was under construction (late Sept 2017), but if it's open when you visit, add it to your list!
  • Completely agree with Sarah. Excellent, low key, informative tour through hundreds of years of Irish history, as seen through the story of one ruined castle. Tour takes an hour, a five minute shuttle bus hop from the heritage centre, with no more than 18 going at a time. Our guide, Vera, was charming and well-informed, very careful to separate fact from legend.
  • Well worth the visit.
  • Beautiful castle with great history. Tours available.
  • Wonderful place

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