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Adare Heritage Centre

Main St., Adare, Ireland
+353-61-396-666
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Adare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It is a great meeting place, has a wonderful place for searching for names. A kitchy shop and two cute shops with good prices for nice items.

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Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So many great tips and you can do some shopping, we started our day here each day we were in Adare. Lovely place to get all the info you need!

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were staying in Adare, so we made this our first stop. There are souvenir shops and a cafe called the Dovecote,which was good for breakfast. We were also able to take a tour of Desmond Castle from here,which was great.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Heritage Center is worth a quick visit. They have maps and information on the village and its history, a diner and gift shops.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The heritage center is small but interesting. From here, we took the walking tour of the town, which was about an hour long and informative. It helps to get the local perspective on history as well as the more global one. Adare is a picturesque village with some fun shops and restaurants. Don't miss it.

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Stoney Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a great place to start your stay in Adare to obtain information about the area. There are a few shops and the tourist information center. Breakfast at the Dove Restaurant was good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had been in Adare several days before I made it into the Heritage Center. Wish I had gone sooner! Cute, but classy souvenier stores in an almost mall-like setting (small, four stores, one level) from Irish sweaters and crystal to books, magnets, and mugs. This is also the only place that provides tickets to tour the nearby Desmond (Adare)... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here to find out more about Adare as we began our stay. Lots of useful information, great little shop and info desk. Toilets etc for use by public. Well worth a stop to plan your stay.

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Adare offers a break form the peace and quiet of rural Ireland. It's full of tourists! The exhibition in the Heritage Centre is very congenial and my wife found the gift shops a delight but for grumpy husbands its just the usual tourist tat. The café in the heritage centre is nice and good value.

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Orem, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Since this was our first place to get a Heritage Card, we picked one up here. My brother and his family got the family card and my mother and I got the Senior cards. There was an exhibit to go through that cost money but at the time it was broken down so we just looked around the gift type... More

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