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Adare Heritage Centre

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Address: Main St., Adare, Ireland
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+353 61 396 666
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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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, located in the middle of this charming town with its many thatched houses, allows you to step back in time through an informative historical exhibition, also incorporating a tourist office, gift, craft and heraldry outlets, and a restaurant. During Summer months - June-September - The Desmond Castle tour exclusively runs from the Heritage Centre 7 days a week, with a new tour every hour.

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Great Cafe

Great cafe with lots of home produce visited in the morning, lovely cup of tea and fresh scones. Locals here in the morning which is always a good sign. There are a few shops in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
GEnright
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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend having lunch or just a coffee and cake in the Dovecote restaurant. The cakes are simply amazing!!

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Ennis, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great cafe with lots of home produce visited in the morning, lovely cup of tea and fresh scones. Locals here in the morning which is always a good sign. There are a few shops in this complex and a museum, very interesting facts about the history of Adare here worth a visit, doesn't take long go get around.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

On my last visit to Adare I visited The Adare Heritage Centre . There were beautiful arts and crafts on display and the centre gave a insight to the history of the area . Well worth a visit

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Limerick Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

On visiting Adare it is imperative that one should visit the Heritage Centre, an experience to be enjoyed by all ages, where one will find efficient, caring staff with a high standard restaurant and lovely shopping to be enjoyed. A hub where information regarding all aspects of the village can be attained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stopped in for information about where to go on a day we had nothing planned, very helpful. Nice gift shop and a nice restaurant.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the Dovecote restaurant on 2 consecutive evenings and were very impressed not only in the excellent food on offer but by the way the staff went over and above mere customer service. From the moment you set foot in the place you are welcomed by a member of staff to Adare before being shown to your table. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The woman at the information center was very friendly, eager to answer questions and gave us some maps of the area. Toured the museum and learned a lot about the history of the local community. Had a delicious and affordable lunch in the café. Perused the shops and purchased a couple gifts. Enjoyed a conversation with the gentleman at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Stopped at Heritage Center to learn about the history of the area. The coffee shop was an excellent place for a quick lunch. The staff was very helpful giving advice for the area. The gift shops and Heraldry Center stocked interesting items.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped of here for a look around. The place it's self if very tired looking. Could do with some money being spent on it. The food in the coffee shop was nice. Location perfect for looking around the picture perfect village.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The Heritage center has a very small museum. There is a gift shop and visitor info booth inside. The whole place can be done in 15-20 minutes. The girl at the info booth did advise us to take a pleasant walk via the back door, up a side street and down following the river. It was refreshing and we saw... More 

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