The Office of Public Works has chosen an on official name for a well-known County Limerick castle.
The OPW is to adopt the wording ‘Desmond Castle, Adare’ as the name they will use for the famous castle in the picturesque Limerick village.
Commenting on the decision, local TD and Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan said “To many locals, the castle has always been referred to as the Desmond Castle and the OPW has decided that in the future, Desmond Castle, Adare will be the name that the OPW will use for official purposes. In making this change the OPW has decided that the naming convention which is in use in other sites will be used in Adare”.
Signage, websites, published material and social media will now be changed.
Patrick O’Donovan added that he will continue to highlight the importance of tourism in the Mid-West, and will use his role in the OPW to promote the many historic towns across the country where the OPW has responsibility for managing historic sites.
The Adare building is historically associated with the Fitzgerald’s, Earls of Desmond, the line dating from the mid 1300’s onward.
The OPW also manages and maintains Desmond Castles at Askeaton, Kinsale and Newcastle West.
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