The Desmond Castle is located on the edge of the village of Adare, just off the N21.

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.

Desmont Castle Tour Flyer


Tours of the 13th century Norman Castle operate from 1st June to 30th September, subject to demand and tickets are available on line or from the main reception desk at the Adare Heritage Centre.

Tel: +353 (0) 61 396666