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Ardara Heritage Centre

Ardara, Ireland
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Still going strong.

Whenever we visit Donegal we make it a point to visit the Heritage Centre especially Sheila's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago

Sheila's cafe is the highlight of the heritage centre and possibly all of Ardara, the food is... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Paul H
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This museum outlines the cultural history of Ardara with a particular emphasis on the city's specialty, weaving.
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  • Poor6%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
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.

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.

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

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

Thank ElleryQueen2013
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visited Shelias Cafe at the Heritage Centre in Ardara twice this week, once for coffee and second time for lunch, on both visits experience ruined by abundance off flies swarming around the tables. Two families left swiftly from the table beside me and my elderly...More

1  Thank annechaircovers
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Nancy's was full and we were recommended this place by the lady in the Donegal Designer Makers shop. Food with gusto. All delicious. Really good service. A quirky environment. It felt like a pop up cafe eating in the hall and that added to the...More

Thank Anna J
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Heritage Center consists of a room with old photos of local people enjoying themselves. As I have roots in the area, I enjoyed seeing the pictures and trying to find a family resemblance in the faces. If your ancestors are not from the area,...More

1  Thank JanBrennan
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

What can I say about Sheila's ? Only that it is an excellent place to eat with friendly helpful staff. Being local I have eaten here many times and must have had everything on the menu by now. Sheila's home made bread and desserts are...More

Thank marymoonbeam
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The free Heritage center shares its space with the tourist office and a cafe...and doubles as the towns community center. If you can get a local to explain and expand on the home-made dioramas and posters, it is a sweet slice of north-Ireland from the...More

Thank Brien S
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