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Adare Heritage Centre

Address: Main St., Adare, Ireland
Phone Number: +353-61-396-666
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Adare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Snuggled in a wooded setting among the rich quiet farmlands of the Golden Vale by the River Maigue...
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Type: History Museums, 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 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

OK breakfast. Great service. Good shopping. Parking in the back we found on our last day of our stay.

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North West, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great way to spend an hour and immerse in the History of the place and there is lots of it. Nice coffee shop too.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

They provide great information about what to see in Adare and the exhibit provides you with a quick history lesson of the city.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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123 reviews 123 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Centrally located on the main street in Adare, the heritage center offered a restaurant, three shops with clothing and souvenirs and an attendant that can help plan day trips around the area. An easy walk from anywhere in the village and helpful friendly people.

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Sneem, Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

WE live in the far south west of Ireland, our relatives live in the north east. This is the mid point in terms of time and this is where we stop. Good car parking, good shops, much information and very relaxing. The gem is the Dovecote Restaurant which for the years we have been going serves good quality well priced... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our package include 3 breakfasts at the Adare Manor Golf Club and 3 breakfasts at the Heritage Centre. Food was good, a few cute shops. Very nice place!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Adare is a very pleasant charming town to visit - didn't use the facilities of the heritage centre but spent some time walking around with visits to the church, the dovecot

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Warren, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Adare Heritage Centre is in the middle of Adare Village. It has a restaurant, museum, tour desk, and gift/souvenir shops. We had a voucher for three breakfasts there; the first day we arrived after breakfast hours but they were very accommodating and allowed us to order anyway. We also booked a tour there of the nearby Desmond Castle. This... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a voucher during our trip for three breakfasts at the Adare Heritage Centre. Two of the three days, the wait staff took my friend's order for coffee, ignored me and quickly walked away, and brought us both coffee, although I had wanted to order tea. They provided pre-fixe menus, and one day, we were provided with menus that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The selection of woolen goods in the Adare Woolen Shop was wide and the staff were very easy as I tried on several garments.

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