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“Heritage center” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Adare Heritage Centre

Adare Heritage Centre
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Adare
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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, 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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“Heritage center”
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 a bit of wildlife (swans, blue herons and ducks). Parking in back of center is large.

Visited November 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A good location with plenty of parking in the middle of the town. Nice history exhibition, nice shops and good restaurant. Very informative.

Visited November 2016
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Edmonton, Canada
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“A good place to start when visiting Adare. Also handy for a quick lunch.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Heritage Centre is helpful for:
- information about Adare and what to see there (besides the thatched cottages of course)
- signing up for a castle tour (set times)
- few gift shops (one has a nice selection of beautiful Irish linens)
- coffee or lunch in the cafeteria. It's busy but there's a good selection & lots of seating. My sandwich (chicken w/ dressing) was really good - the desserts looked good too. If you don't want to spend too much time having lunch, it's a good option.
- public washrooms
- a small but good exhibit about Adare's history
- Currans Heraldry where you can find info about your Irish family name, crest, etc. I was able to find the names/crests for all 3 ancestor's names I was looking for. If you can't find it, ask him.
- The bus from Limerick dropped me off across the street and the bus going back picked me up right in front (8.80 Euro return). Easy & convenient.
- the Town Park across the street is beautiful & worth a stroll through

Visited August 2016
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Providence, Rhode Island
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“The BEST tourist bureau in all of Ireland!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Everything you could possibly want/need on you Irish trip--shops, restaurant, and a great information station. There is even an exhibition of the local area. Tour buses stop here! Not to be missed!

Visited November 2016
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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“Very Informative Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We walked here as soon as we got settled into our B&B.
There is a lot going on inside. A little museum informs you of some Adare history with photos and things to do. There also is a gift shop and other shops, restrooms and an ice cream stand.
A nice woman at an information booth gave us a map of town and circled things to see. She let us know that everything was right up the road. We thanked her and headed out the door to see Adare.

Visited October 2016
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