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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Canada
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162 attraction reviews
419 helpful votes 419 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Toilets, advice, cafeteria, souvenirs all here for your start to he charming village. Only complaint is they only have decaf coffee as an instant , yuck

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Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love getting the history, and time line. It woul be very good for children. Not expensive and self guided.

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cork ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

the shops are well laid out and stocked. the prices i thought were expensive for some items. the staff were friendly and the place clean.

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