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Adare Heritage Centre

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Address: Main St., Adare, Ireland
Phone Number: +353-61-396-666
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Description: Snuggled in a wooded setting among the rich quiet farmlands of the Golden...
Snuggled in a wooded setting among the rich quiet farmlands of the Golden Vale by the River Maigue, Adare is a model village dating from the time of the Norman conquest. It has been home to the Earls of Dunraven (Quin Family) for over three centuries and is located on the Limerick to Tralee road, the N21, a great pit stop for those on the way to the Ring of Kerry. The Adare Heritage Centre allows you to step back in time through an informative historical exhibition, in the middle of this charming town with its many thatched houses. This reconstruction of Adare’s unique past, from the arrival of the Normans to the foundation of ancient abbeys in the Middle Ages, is also retold in five different languages.
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Currans Heraldry

Excellent shop with very imformative staff, not only was the lady able to provide me with information on my own family she was able to do the same with my wifes family as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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scotland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent shop with very imformative staff, not only was the lady able to provide me with information on my own family she was able to do the same with my wifes family as well and provide me with a coats of arms for both families, even though my wifes was not in stock it has been posted to my home... More 

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Dublin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Tourist office booked us a taxi to Hunt Gallery as local bus was full. Dunraven Arms was superb as was staff in Adare Manor

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a very simple home-style cafe. We had breakfasts there in the mornings and really enjoyed the time there. It is a nice quiet place to start the day. The shops were pretty typical but were convenient for shopping in a low key manner. The Heritage Centre tour had a guide, though I went through it on my own... More 

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Dubai
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We passed by Adare Heritage Centre on our way to discover the local castle. Little that we knew the castle is closed until June. I very friendly lady at the info counter told us what other things we can do in Adare since the castle was closed. We spent some time in the gift/ Souvenir shoppes which were open for... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

So disappointing..service bwhind counter was abrupt and unfriendly ..food was awful...wilted chlorine tasting salad alongside soggy toasted sandwich and 15 chips...not even a spoon of coleslaw or any attempt to make it look appetising ...will definitely not be recommending.

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Downpatrick
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

On a recent visit to Adare we included the Heritage Centre. This very picturesque village had just about all you could wish for. Good restaurants, a lovely well maintained park, good scenery and the Centre, providing all the local information and souveniers you could wish for. Also check out The Blue Door restaurant

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Boston Ma.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

You wouldn't think the Heritage Center in Adare would have you rubbing elbows with the locals, but that is exactly what you will do in the cafeteria style restaurant. Especially after mass lets out from the church next door. Great place to grab a bite, the staff is lovely.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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172 reviews 172 reviews
75 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I gained a wealth of information by stopping in here, and even found some very cool souvenirs to take home. It's grand because you can also park in the back lot, and it is adjacent to Holy Trinity Abbey, and central to the town. Well worth a visit.

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DeLand, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Breakfast at the Adare Heritage Center was included in our Groupon package at the Adare villas. The breakfast was decent but the service was excellent. It's a small coffee shop in the Heritage Center with a small menu. Our only complaint was that it doesn't open until 9 AM and it made for a late start for our day.

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Wexford, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Always find the staff here very friendly and helpful.Plenty to see as you browse about. Would be busier in the Summer. Well worth a visit.

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