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Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre

Tirnawannagh | Co. Cavan, Bawnboy, Ireland
+353 49 952 3461
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Bear essential in Bawnboy is different. It is perfect for children to make soft toys. The team... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
673jacquelinew
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Dublin, Ireland
Lovely shop and amazing people

I found Bear Essentials when looking for someone to repair my daughter's much loved teddy bear... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Clare M
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Armoy
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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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“soft toys” (2 reviews)
“anke” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Tirnawannagh | Co. Cavan, Bawnboy, Ireland
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+353 49 952 3461
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

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...More

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BearEssentials2000, Owner at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Clare M
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BearEssentials2000, Owner at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

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...More

Thank Donagh M
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BearEssentials2000, Owner at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

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...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Bears for sale fantastic . Lovely gardens and play area . Smaller than I had expected . Bear hospital fascinating .

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BearEssentials2000, Owner at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

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

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Fidelma R
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BearEssentials2000, Owner at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thank you for booking with us and taking time to review us. Love to see your group again in 2017. Kind regards Anke

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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Mark W
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BearEssentials2000, Owner at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Ah it was lovely meeting you again. Hope your boy is well again. Many thanks. Regards Anke

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

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.

Thank Ian P
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BearEssentials2000, Owner at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

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

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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

I made a return visit to Bear Essentials for Heritage Day with two grandchildren and we all had a very very enjoyable afternoon. Really gorgeous grounds and garden and playground for the children. So much to see and do, on the day the children had...More

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jackiehobbs5103
8 June 2018|
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Response from BearEssentials2000 | Property representative |
Hi, you can come and visit the teddy bear gift shop on Saturday. If you like to make a bear we have lots of kits you can take away and make at home. There are no workshops tomorrow.Looking forward meeting you. Kind regards... More
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