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Adare Castle

Category: Families, Outdoors, Culture, Sightseeing

Type: Castles, Historic Homes & Sites, General Attractions

Adare
Co Limerick
Tel: +353 61 396 666

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Adare Castle, or Desmond Castle as it is popularly known, stands in a strategic position on the north bank of the Maigue

Adare Castle

Adare Castle, or Desmond Castle as it is popularly known, stands in a strategic position on the north bank of the Maigue and is regarded as a fine example of the medieval fortified castle in Ireland.

It was an important stronghold of the Earls of Desmond where a strong, square keep forms the defensive core of the castle that stands within a walled ward surrounded by a moat. Beside the river is the great hall, with early 13th century windows looking out on to the river, and nearby is a kitchen and a bakery.

A major programme of conservation and restoration works has been completed and access to the site with guided tour is through Adare Heritage Centre by means of a shuttle bus service to and from the castle.

Opening Time:

Open daily 1st June - 30th Sepember.

Admission Charge:

Adults €6; Child/Student/OAP €5; Family €15.
Adare Castle - Adare County Limerick Ireland
Adare Castle - Adare County Limerick Ireland
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By River Maigue on Limerick side of Adare Village, however visitor access to the castle is through the Adare Heritage Centre in Adare Village

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