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Desmond Castle Adare

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Adare Heritage Centre, Main Street, Adare, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)61396666
E: info@adareheritagecentre.ie

This castle was erected with an ancient ring-fort, around the early part of the 13th century. It became a strategic fortress during the following turbulent years.

This castle was erected with an ancient ring-fort, around the early part of the 13th century. It became a strategic fortress during the following turbulent years.

It was the property of the Earls of Kildare for nearly 300 years until the rebellion in 1536, when it was forfeited and granted to the Earls of Desmond who gave the castle its present name.