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Address: The Square, Kenmare, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-64-41233
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Worth a visit if you are in Kenmare

A small but really nice exhibition with great staff. Kenmare is full of attractions, but do set aside an hour or two to explore this lovely centre. They also give out excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A small but really nice exhibition with great staff. Kenmare is full of attractions, but do set aside an hour or two to explore this lovely centre. They also give out excellent free maps and guide books.

Thank maryrosedouglas
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

While Mrs W was visiting the Kenmare Lace and Design Center I popped into the tourist office in the same building to pick up information, and was surprised to find this interesting little museum. What's nice about it is that the sites described are all very close by--some within sight of the doorstep of the museum, others only a short... More 

Thank TheWolfMann
Sacramento, California
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We viewed the Torc waterfall which was fantastic. We wanted to see the Muckross house and working farms but the farms had closed for the season and the house tour was an hour off. Absolutely stunning views driving through the park. Lakes galore.

Thank lplein9820
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were quite thankful to come across this centre. We learned so much about the area and were able to acquire loads of knowledge and information to make our visit in this area of Ireland even better than we had expected.

Thank Ellen B
Santa Cruz, California
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The people were very knowledgeable and friendly. They were able to answer all my questions and recommend places to see and things to do. Lots of books and brochures to help you have a great time in Ireland.

Thank kimlaughlin
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538 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a wonderful place to get an insight into the way things were. It must have been a tough life but it sure built people of character. Take your camera ---

Thank rollinsthomas
Washington, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Helpful staff and lots of information and exhibits. Lace center upstairs consists of one room, but you should visit.

1 Thank captcalculus
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very helpful woman at the center provided us with the information we needed. Loved the little historical area as well. My husband had been looking to pick up a piece of artwork and we found a gallery--Brushwood galllery (from one of the prints hanging in the center) and ended up finding a piece we loved!

1 Thank Dede M
New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Pleasant hospitable people were a good source of information to us about the Kenmare. The place stresses the regional characteristics and traditions. The tourist center gave us a lot of information.

Thank podrozniczka60
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I would like to highlight the week long Halloween experience we have had with our 3 & 5 year old boy & girl this week in Kenmare. Both the community and retailers/Pharmacy's/Publican's/Restauranteurs etc have totally excelled themselves in coming together to enbrace the Halloween festivities. In doing so they have made this Halloween week a really memorable one for my... More 

Thank Gar

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