Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre

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Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre

Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Bear Essentials Ireland is a craft and tourism business. Here you find Irish limited edition teddy bears and baby essentials beside famous brands like Steiff, Charlie Bears and Bukowski Bears.The teddy bear hospital looks after restorations. The Silver Bear Centre provides workshops and events for all age and special needs groups. Please note that all activity workshops and presentations have to be booked in advance. Bear Essentials is original, creative and memorable beyond the bare necessities.Wheelchair access, car park, gardens, play ground and coffee/tea if pre-booked
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Carolyn L
2 contributions
Heritage Evening
Sep 2019 • Friends
Wonderful evening of cookery/crafts and fun. Lovely tea/coffee eats and treats afterwards. Highly recommend it as crafts workshop.
Written 9 September 2019
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Thank you so much for your positive review Carolyn. We do enjoy our yearly heritage days very much. Kind regards Anke
Written 10 September 2019
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673jacquelinew
Dublin, Ireland26 contributions
Different
Jul 2017 • Couples
Bear essential in Bawnboy is different. It is perfect for children to make soft toys. The team there work with the children so they create their own soft toy. My husband and I went with twins aged 5 in 2017 and we had a super time. One made a horse and the other a bear. They had such fun and came away with their lovely creations plus owners certificates. We had tea/coffee miwadi after our hard work. This is a great place to bring children say from 4 to 12 providing they like soft toys. Of course any age can enjoy a soft toy. Perfect for those summer days when they are off school. It is not free but it is a lovely experience.
Written 22 June 2018
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Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about Bear Essentials. It’s great to hear that you all enjoyed your time with us. We love to help to create memories through our workshops and our teddy bear gift shop. Time is so precious especially when you have children. We hope to see again very soon. Anke 🐻
Written 25 June 2018
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Clare M
Ballymoney, UK13 contributions
Lovely shop and amazing people
Jul 2017 • Family
I found Bear Essentials when looking for someone to repair my daughter's much loved teddy bear. Anke was very helpful even replying when she was in Germany.

My daughter really wanted to send her teddy to Anke and we posted him off. After a bad experience with the courier Crumble arrived. Anke was very patient with me making multiple calls and texts and was extremely helpful when I was panicking Crumble would not make it.

He was in the teddy hospital and we called today to collect him. Our daughter was so happy with the way he has been fixed he is like a new bear. The shop is a must see for anyone who loves bears. I even left with a new friend. We will definitely be back.

Thank you for making what could have been a very bad experience for my daughter parting with her teddy a wonderful experience for her. Anna is so happy. She hasn't let him go since she got him back.

I cannot recommend enough.
Written 22 July 2017
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Thank you so much for your positive review. Every bear has a story attached and of course an owner to the story. And every experience is important especially when a child's teddy is involved. Well done, Anna, that you were able to part with your bear until he got his old strengths back. Now he can look after you much better and both of you can collect lovely memories for more years to come. It was very nice meeting you and we hope to see you again in the future. Big hug for Crumble...
Written 24 July 2017
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Donagh M
Dublin, Ireland46 contributions
It was closed when we visited last week.
Feb 2017 • Couples
This had been recommended in a brochure provided by our hotel. Both shops were closed when we arrived at midday. We could see someone in the kitchen of the house but they ignored us. I would recommend calling ahead instead of wasting time driving up the lane.
Written 26 February 2017
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Donagh just seeing your review here. Sorry for not getting back to you earlier and very sorry that we were closed on the day. If we are providing workshops somewhere else we sometimes have to close for a view hours but there should be always a note on the door. If people ring the bell to the shop we always open even on holidays. If you visiting again or like to purchase something from us online please send us an email in advance and we make it up to you. Kind regards Anke 🐻
Written 29 April 2017
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B C
Ireland39 contributions
Essential for bear lovers
Sep 2016 • Couples
I can't count myself among those bear lovers but after this place I'm open to change! A fabulous collection of bears in such a small shop - really lovely quality, all types from collector items to soft cuddly characters. A wealth of information from owner had us enthralled. Beautiful setting with space for children's play ground and bear centre we unfortunately had no time to visit. But we left with two heirlooms going to good homes!
Written 29 September 2016
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So sorry we have never responded to you taking the time to giving us a review. Thank you so much. It means a lot!!! Hope the 2 bears are happy and healthy. Lots of love from Bawnboy in Ireland.
Written 19 September 2019
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jasperjake
County Cavan, Ireland38 contributions
Beautiful setting lovely people
Jul 2016 • Family
Bears for sale fantastic . Lovely gardens and play area . Smaller than I had expected . Bear hospital fascinating .
Written 31 July 2016
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about us. Wishing you all the best for the future. Kind regards Anke
Written 2 August 2016
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Fidelma R
5 contributions
School Tour. Not listed in type of visit.
Jun 2016 • Family
Absolutely fantastic experience. Fun filled and enjoyable from beginning to end.
A first visit and would highly recommend to families, schools, birthday parties. A big thank u to Anka , Louise and Heather. Xx
Written 22 June 2016
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Thank you for booking with us and taking time to review us. Love to see your group again in 2017. Kind regards Anke
Written 2 August 2016
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Mark W
2 contributions
Thank you!!
Apr 2016 • Friends
I bought a ticket last year at a country fair in Lissadel house Sligo having seen the fabulous teddy bears on display with Antje!! Lo and behold on Easter Sunday I got a phone call to say I had won and on Thursday I received Charlie Bear Mulligan in the post! He's fabulous and will be treasured for years to come! Thanks Bear Essentials!!
Written 2 April 2016
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Ah it was lovely meeting you again. Hope your boy is well again. Many thanks. Regards Anke
Written 2 August 2016
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Ian P
Carlow, Ireland11 contributions
Wedding Celebrations
Mar 2016 • Family
I attended a wedding in Cavan and the full wedding party went back to Bear Essentials for food and afterwards all the children go to make there on bear. I found the owner to be very helpful and accommodating.
Written 24 March 2016
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Thank you Ian for your review. We felt honored to be part of Joan's and Davids Wedding celebrations and hope we helped to create some memorable moments for them. Please come and visit us again. Kind regards Anke
Written 26 March 2016
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Paul S
Cavan, Ireland10 contributions
Adorable
Nov 2015 • Friends
It was very fun the staff were very friendly and the bears were adorable I highly reccomend as it is fun for kids to pick out radius and sew and dress them
Written 20 November 2015
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