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Actually Family (Older Child)

Lovely tour with tour guide Sandra! Lots of history to be learned and beautiful scenery of the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Victoria F
via mobile
Great tour despite the rain!

Sandra our tour guide was excellent and gave us some history of Adare on the shuttle bus to and... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
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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
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Cork Street, Adare, Ireland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 May 2012

this castle dominates the skyline as you come into the town of Askeaton and is truely a wonderous site. The history that surrunds it is fantastic. the whole town is full of history and well worth a visit. the people are very friendly and i...More

3  Thank floLimerickIreland
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 March 2012

The Castle was closed to the public. Scaffolding was visible on one side, however, it still is a great photo opportunity. The property lie on the side of the river so you can get some great shots from the bridge. Take the side street on...More

10  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely tour with tour guide Sandra! Lots of history to be learned and beautiful scenery of the castle ruins to be seen!

Thank Victoria F
Adare H, General Manager at Desmond Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Sandra our tour guide was excellent and gave us some history of Adare on the shuttle bus to and from Desmond castle and the tourist info centre. She also gave us a great tour of the castle.

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Adare H, General Manager at Desmond Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We really enjoyed our tour of Desmond Castle in Adare. The town itself is very cute but the tour of the castle was great. My son even got to lock up as we left!

Thank summeriwnd03
Adare H, General Manager at Desmond Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Lovely thank you for your review

Reviewed 2 September 2018

But this one is better preserved and protected. You can only visit on a guided tour from the visitor centre, and the tour is worthwhile. Medieval Ireland comes to life.

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Adare H, General Manager at Desmond Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 19 August 2018

We took this tour with Sandra from the Adare Heritage Centre, which is the only way you can get in to the castle. She was very knowledgeable about the history and inner workings of the castle and did a great job helping us imagine what...More

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Adare H, General Manager at Desmond Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you I shall pas on your positive review to Sandra

Reviewed 13 August 2018 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
Adare H, General Manager at Desmond Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to send us this lovely review - much appreciated

Reviewed 12 August 2018

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
Adare H, General Manager at Desmond Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review we appreciate you taking the time to let us know

Reviewed 12 August 2018 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
Adare H, General Manager at Desmond Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Terrific we love to get opportunity to impart our wonderful history to children as well as adults, thank you for sharing your experience and we are delighted you all enjoyed the guided tour

Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

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Adare H, General Manager at Desmond Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you sincerely for your positive review I shall be very pleased to pass on your comments to the guides

Reviewed 24 July 2018 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

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Adare H, General Manager at Desmond Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review appreciate you taking the time, we had the busiest season this year,

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