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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...

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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Try and route your drive through Adare if you are in this region. A good pit stop. walk around the small town. Nice, scenic and picturesque place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Try and route your drive through Adare if you are in this region. A good pit stop. walk around the small town. Nice, scenic and picturesque place.

Thank Shy_tourister
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit. Learned about the history of Adare and the gift shop was reasonably priced.

Thank AmyMarieSingapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful , scenic village.. lovely cottages filled with lots of restaurants, books and fabulous clothes .. lovely park in the centre of the village ... if you have children , there is a new play park out the road a little bit.. this is ab fabulous too .. I found the heritage centre very helpful in directing us to this... More 

Thank rudd1
Notodden, Norway
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful village. Cozy pubs, nice people. Stayed only one night as it is a small village and we discovered what was worth to see in one day.

Thank Riddle1960
Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This "heritage centre" is located in a very ordinary shopping mall. Even though the tour book AND our trip vouchers said it opened at a specific time, we arrived about 15 minutes after opening time & found it closed. A janitor turned on the lights for us & let us in, anyway. It's very small, with a few cheap dioramas... More 

Thank Evan B
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little town of Adare in Ireland. There are a couple of very old churches and an old castle that has been incorporated into a great golf course. The visitors center is very nice and very helpful. Also thier are clean restrooms and shops inside.

Thank Perry H
Ennis, Ireland
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe is excellent, based in tourist and heritage centre of this beautiful village in County Limerick. Also souvenir shops

Thank dtlibra
Boise, Idaho
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This center has it all. Food, coffee, shopping, a visitor center, friendly staff. It as a great place to start our tour for helpful advice, history and a map.

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Easthampton MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Heritage Center is a one-stop information location. Tourist information, a gift shop that ships items to the US, a restaurant, clean toilets, and any needs for tourists can be found here. HINT - look to book tours of local areas here. HINT - there is a supermarket near the Center where you can purchase reasonably priced food and drink... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Conveniently located in the center of Adare. Enjoyed the shopping. The staff members were friendly and helpful. Nice café. Restroom was clean.

Thank teatimegrandma3

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