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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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The heritage Centre is a good stop for local information and events. There is also a large gift shop, selling all manner of Irish souvenirs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The heritage Centre is a good stop for local information and events. There is also a large gift shop, selling all manner of Irish souvenirs.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This amazing tourist centre caters for the tourist's every need and of all the Heritage info centres I have visited on this trip to Ireland, this one stands head and shoulders above the others. Although we were fortunate enough to get parking just outside the centre, there is a large car park at the back of the property - useful... More 

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Killorglin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As a mother of two small kids who frequently travels from Kerry to Dublin this cafe is my number one break on the long road. From the first time I ever stopped here with a new born over 2 years ago I vowed I would never stop anywhere else on my way to Kerry. I thought that I must have... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stayed in the villas on the Adare Manor estate and visited the village every day. The Heritage Centre was a great resource; several great shops, a historical diorama of the area and extremely knowledgeable staff in the info booth. I tried Guinness ice cream on a dare(in Adare) just to say I'd done it. Must be an acquired taste.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

With the adjoining Tourist Center my wife and I were able to learn more about the history of this great little village, but also about some of the main attractions to visit such as: The Ring of Kerry, the Cliff's of Moher. The history of the Adare Manor ( we stayed in the Villas)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Heritage Centre is at the heart of Adare. A quite beautiful place, redolent of the Cotswolds but with a softer accent, warmest of welcomes and a friendly greeting. The centre itself is well run and caters for mostly everyones taste. Come once, you will make a point of coming again........

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County Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Would not have found the car park only that I had been warned in advance by a friend. Approach from car park through automatic doors leaves a lot to be desired - redundant furniture, used battery receptacle, mats misplaced, over crowded notice board, nothing resembling "heritage". Outside: Bins did not match and additional plant holders did not match the originals.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Arrived in adare for breakfast and found the cafe in the heritage centre. Breakfast was beautiful, perfectly cooked, epic bacon. Cakes looked great - must come back for 1 when next in the area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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