The Heritage Centre was established in 1992 after Trojan work by a small Committee who worked for years to make this reality come through. The building going back to historical times was the town Courthouse, then for a number of years laid vacant then for a short while as the home for the Ardara Library.
The focus of the Heritage Centre was to define the basis of the Traditional Industry of Ardara which was the Tweed Industry. The Centre profited the sequence of the cloth from the sheep wool to the finished product. The Heritage Centre also has a fine Restaurant which is rented on a regular basis to private operators since 1992.
In the last four years the Heritage Centre has seen much adjustment. While the Centre still profiles the development of the Tweed Industry in written form, the Centre now boasts of a fine Theatre which can seat up to 150 people and is acoustically fitted to allow any small Community Group use the Centre for a play of a Concert.
The officially approved Tourist Office for Ardara is based there and over 25,000 people visited the Centre in 2008.
Shiela Sweeney’s Café in the Centre is a must for any visit to Ardara as all the produce there is homemade and the Café is a very important asset in the development of the towns business in Ardara.
In 2008 and again in 2009, Bart Whelan put on a fantastic exhibition of old photo’s of the Parish and this was the key reason so many people visited the Centre in 2008.
In 2009, the Centre will open a mini Cinema upstairs and a well designed room is available in the Centre for Community events or artistic displays. For booking the centre or other info Contact Stephen on 08...