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Review of Adare Heritage Centre

Adare Heritage Centre
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Adare
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We had been in Adare several days before I made it into the Heritage Center. Wish I had gone sooner! Cute, but classy souvenier stores in an almost mall-like setting (small, four stores, one level) from Irish sweaters and crystal to books, magnets, and mugs. This is also the only place that provides tickets to tour the nearby Desmond (Adare) Castle in a 1-hour round trip shuttle-to-castle outing.

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
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“Ideal first stop when visiting Adare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped here to find out more about Adare as we began our stay. Lots of useful information, great little shop and info desk. Toilets etc for use by public. Well worth a stop to plan your stay.

Visited June 2014
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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“Tourist Magnet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Adare offers a break form the peace and quiet of rural Ireland. It's full of tourists! The exhibition in the Heritage Centre is very congenial and my wife found the gift shops a delight but for grumpy husbands its just the usual tourist tat. The café in the heritage centre is nice and good value.

Visited July 2014
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Orem, Utah
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Getting Heritage Card”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Since this was our first place to get a Heritage Card, we picked one up here. My brother and his family got the family card and my mother and I got the Senior cards. There was an exhibit to go through that cost money but at the time it was broken down so we just looked around the gift type shop and had our first dinner at the restaurant inside.

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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1,081 reviews
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“Good start to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Toilets, advice, cafeteria, souvenirs all here for your start to he charming village. Only complaint is they only have decaf coffee as an instant , yuck

Visited July 2014
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