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Ardara Heritage Centre

Ardara, Ireland
075-41704
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Friendly advice but not so much local knowledge

We had very friendly advise about local walks from a nice gent who obviously knew nothing about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DJX1Travel
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Oxford
Sheila's Cafe

Great atmosphere and service with outstanding food. Went twice in three days and was amazed at the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Motswana42
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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This museum outlines the cultural history of Ardara with a particular emphasis on the city's specialty, weaving.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Ardara, Ireland
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075-41704
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"tourist office"
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"excellent chowder"
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"worth a visit"
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"the owner"
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"information"
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"photos"
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"tweed"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had very friendly advise about local walks from a nice gent who obviously knew nothing about walking or the local walking routes. The place seemed to be humming with activities and a nice little cafe.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and service with outstanding food. Went twice in three days and was amazed at the Goat's Cheese Quiche. Generous and delicious. The lemon Meringue Pie was the very best I have ever had. Even took a take away LMP to enjoy later. This...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

The Ardara Heritage Centre is based in the old Courthouse. It tells the story of Donegal tweed from sheep through to the well-known Donegal cloth. Ardara was built on the tweed industry so this museum is well worth a visit. The building also contains the...More

1  Thank Colin F
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

A good breakfast to keep you going for the day, with a reasonable price. Pleasant service by the table waitress, though the girl on the till could do with a brush up on genuine courtesy and pleasantries. She didn't appear to be having a good...More

2  Thank Caddyvan
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Very little to offer as far as things to see and information about the area. It was hard to find it open for visitors, and then the attendants were not super informative. The place could use upgrading, expansion, and added artifacts, literature, videos, etc.

1  Thank Randy T
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Whenever we visit Donegal we make it a point to visit the Heritage Centre especially Sheila's little restaurant in order to enjoy her excellent chowder. The restaurant is quaint and full of old Irish Charm. The clientele can be a mix of local workers popping...More

Thank Magnus45
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Sheila's cafe is the highlight of the heritage centre and possibly all of Ardara, the food is outstanding, Apple centred buns are out of this world.

1  Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We only learned of the Heritage Center after arriving at our lodging. We are so glad we visited the Center. It gave such a wide range of information about Ireland and the Irish people.

1  Thank Kathy R
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

We visited the Heritage Centre on several occasions while on holiday in the Ardara area. Our favourite food there was their excellent seafood chowder. We did not experience any of the flies that "annechaircovers" had to contend with during her visit but maybe the flies...More

Thank Magnus45
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Going through the tiny tourism office you enter the Heritage Centre which seems to consist of loads of display boards showing random photos of people with rather confusing headings and information about them. I couldn't quite work out how the different boards / photos linked...More

Thank ElleryQueen2013
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