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The Ardara Heritage Centre is based in the old Courthouse. It tells the story of Donegal tweed... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Salisbury, United Kingdom

We visited the Heritage Centre on several occasions while on holiday in the Ardara area. Our... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
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This museum outlines the cultural history of Ardara with a particular emphasis on the city's specialty, weaving.
Ardara, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Motswana42
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank colinf296
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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Caddyvan
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Randy T
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Magnus45
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Paul H
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Kathy R
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Magnus45
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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