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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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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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History & Shopping Together

Great place in Adare to learn some local history, shop for gifts, grab a bite from the nice restaurant. Nice tourist information desk and clean modern restrooms. People were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place in Adare to learn some local history, shop for gifts, grab a bite from the nice restaurant. Nice tourist information desk and clean modern restrooms. People were friendly and welcoming. Happy I stopped in.

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Nenagh, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is ideal for tour buses as the car park factilated for buses think the menu needs updating big time and the coffee out of a machine and twice when ive bn there wasnt to hot the staff r friendly but needs a review of their food and menu

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Thank Fionnuala G
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Adare is charming with many nature attractions. It's worth stopping by to learn a bit of Irish history, especially the impact the Normans and the English had. The exhibits aren't always working -- they need some TLC and tourist's dollars. But we give them credit for trying to present some interesting history.

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Thank robcurtross
Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some cute shops. Gift shop types. Cute little restaurant. Information booth. Souvenirs available. Off the main street. Need to look for it. Public bathrooms.

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Thank Tom L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Dropped in here in late 2015 and found it to be an open friendly centre with lots of pretty typical products on sale. Nothing wrong with typical but nothing novel. Friendly staff and a good hot cup of tea on a bad winter's day. Worth a look.

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Hendaye, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The Adare Heritage Centre is conveniently located on the N21 through road and has a large parking lot towards the back. Inside is a cafetería and several souvenir shops, quite attractively arranged. The abbey and thatched cottages are just round the corner.

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Thank Helmut F
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This center was helpful during the trip for gathering info, booking excursions, drop off and pick up meeting place and some light shopping. Centrally located, it was easy to walk to.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Very helpful lady on counter. Found us a lovely b and b . Rang it for us. Great service. Also a good variety of shops in the center and clean restrooms

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Thank Frances M
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Had lunch there the day we arrived in Adare. It was very good. We also had breakfast there at the Dovecote as part of a package deal but was disappointed in our limited choices. Might be better to just eat there on your own. Shopping with fair pricing.

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Thank rere101
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My mother lives outside of Adare, so I travel to Ireland frequently. I always stop here for soda bread and soup on my way in, it's so warm and comforting.

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