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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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Interesting exhibit on history of area; the Woolen shop is excellent, with very good selection. Staff was quite helpful and gave me a small piece of yarn so I could repair a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Interesting exhibit on history of area; the Woolen shop is excellent, with very good selection. Staff was quite helpful and gave me a small piece of yarn so I could repair a sweater my wife got me 40 years ago. Free parking for shopping area in Adare behind Heritage Center.

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Portage, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Loved having a full breakfast and coffee everyday of our visit to Adare, Ireland. This cafe was great. Opens everyday at 9am and was just what we needed.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Adare Villas and the Adare Heritage Centre was perfect for gifts, info on Adare and surrounding counties. Beautiful countryside and quaint village--Heritage Centre very modern, up to date--local fare, pubs delicious Irish foods. Some of the pubs provide live music during the week. Adare residents were wonderful, definitely add this to your trip plans.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

An interesting centre with the history of Adare mixed with boutique shopping and a really simple but friendly restaurant with great food.

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Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A small but very helpful presentation on the history of Adage and its environs. Several shops featuring everything a tourist could want from Ireland.

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Salida
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52 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The wonderful assistance helped us find the family coat of arms! Glad we found it here as we did not see it an any other shop throughout our trip! Wonderful restaurant and food! Perfect stop on our way to Killarney.

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Dunchurch, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Staff were knowledgable and excellent. Shops ..... what can you say about shops? Heraldic shop - didn't use it so no comment. Exhibition..... disappointed! None if the interactive presentations were working - exhibits looked run down. Last time we were here they charged admission but this time it was free, with a box at the exit for 'contributions' towards renovation.... More 

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scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 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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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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