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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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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 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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Limerick, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

this a small heritage center when the buses drop people off the place become to crowded and the staff find it hard to cope with to many people it need to be made bigger

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El Dorado Hills, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a full kitchen and "wine chest" in the Adare Villas [3 bdrm, 3 bath] so did all our own cooking and bar tending. There is a TESCO market in Adare which had good meats, produce and wine. Therefore, we are not in a position to rate restaurants and bars especially in Adare.The only thing that left us unimpressed... More

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stop there first. Great information, nice shops and the goods are very fairly priced. Very nice people working there.

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Manassas, VA
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131 reviews 131 reviews
60 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Heritage Center is a nice little visitor center, with a few shops inside and a cafe where you can get a delicious lunch. There is a small exhibit in there that is included in the cost of a walking tour of the town. It was not particularly exciting to me, but I'm not much of a museum person. There... More

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Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Gorgeous place! And has lovely shops,while your there you can even see if your surname is Irish and if so see what it means.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

love visiting this little centre, great for a meal or snack and three little shops as well selling a host of things

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I think the design part is made out of clay but I don't remember. They adhere it to a dark wood in the unique heraldic shape. The food here isn't the best....

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I absolutely loved the castle tour in Adare! Our tour guide, Sandra, was lovely and so very knowledgable about the topic, you could tell she had a passion for the local history. I would recommend this to anyone traveling through the town!

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