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Desmond Castle

Cork Street, Adare, Ireland
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A ruin

This beautiful old castle is on the golf course at Adare Manor beautiful golf course also with... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Worth a visit

A tour of Desmond Castle is from the Heritage centre in Adare . A mini bus takes you and brings you... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cork Street, Adare, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This beautiful old castle is on the golf course at Adare Manor beautiful golf course also with other ruins

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A tour of Desmond Castle is from the Heritage centre in Adare . A mini bus takes you and brings you back . The tour lasts about 1 1/2 hours and our guide Vera was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour ....More

1  Thank 992Barcelona024
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The ancient Norman castle is accessed via a guided tour with tickets available from the Adare Heritage Centre. We caught the last tour of the day (4pm) and there were just the two of us which was excellent as we had a very personalised tour....More

1  Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The roughly 90 minute tour was filled with much factual information on Desmond Castle, as well as fun and humor! I wish I could recall the names of our tour guide and bus driver, but they operate from the Adare Heritage Tours and were both...More

2  Thank Libb1968
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The tour of Desmond Castle was very informative and interesting. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank HappyNIreland2013
Reviewed 11 September 2016

You can only see this castle by taking the tour leaving from the heritage centre by small coach--only 5 mins drive. Sandra our tour guide took us into each room and brought to life the activities that would have taken place in each. There was...More

1  Thank pradoe
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very inexpensive tour €6 (senior), €8 adult. Evan was our guide. The only way to tour Desmond castle (est 13th century by the Earls of Dunraven) is to purchase a tour ticket at the information Centre in Adare. Small shuttle carries you up to the...More

Thank equiss01
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Magnificent castle.You have to purchase your tickets at the tourist office in Adore and they bus you down.Fabulous photos and our guide was excellent

Thank 213speedy5
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Vera is a legend! This tour starts at the Adare visitor centre and one is shuttled from their to the ruins of Desmond Castle. Our guide - Vera the Legend - was a wonderful blend of charm, wit, and knowledge. Faced with a placid yet...More

Thank Dermot O
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is not a tour of a fully restored castle like you may get many places. You are wandering mainly ruins. The setting for this castle is probably its best feature. It is on the river with green everywhere and a great bridge in front...More

Thank Brandon K
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Hello, we would like to arrange a tour for 4 adults on Wednesday May 10th ... Would this be possible? If so, what is the earliest time available? Thanks!
1 May 2017|
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Two of us would like to take a bus tour from Adare Heritage Center to Desmond Castle - would this be offered on Feb. 27, 2016? If so, how do we sign up?
3 February 2016|
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Response from tripplan2015 | Reviewed this property |
Oops may be accommodated
is there a Student discount?
15 February 2017|
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Response from LLUÍS C | Reviewed this property |
Nosotros no somos estudiantes, no tuvimos descuento pero me parece que si hay diferentes tarifas y puede que los estudiantes tengan descuento
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