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Old Franciscan Friary

Adare Manor Golf Club, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 204
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Ireland is a treasure trove for architectural buffs and Adare stands tall brightly among the towns... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
New York City, New York
Quiet and Picturesque

We visited the old Franciscan Friary just hours ago and it was quiet and beautiful, unlike downtown... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
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Adare Manor Golf Club, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 204
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Ireland is a treasure trove for architectural buffs and Adare stands tall brightly among the towns with great old friaries and ruins.

2  Thank princessdeirdre
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the old Franciscan Friary just hours ago and it was quiet and beautiful, unlike downtown Adare. We were the only people at the site. Tour buses and such can't get into the parking lot so it's a real gem if you are driving....More

Thank jlove65
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Easy walking, wonderful ruins and your imagination can run wild. A rushing river nearby, a short walk form the town center. Very accessible...

Thank kfransom
Reviewed 28 June 2017

A cluster of ruins in a lovely setting of beautiful foliage and a tranquil golf course. And the best part was being there alone with just our family of four (other than the golfers on the course.) We spent quite some time touring and taking...More

1  Thank NCcoastal_fam
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Just a short walk from the center of town. Lots of ruins in the area from the 12th and 13th century. We enjoyed an evening walk after dinner and could feel surrounded by ancient history and people. Very interesting and calming.

Thank davechardon
Reviewed 3 May 2017

lovely to see in the evening with the sun setting, truly gave it a beautiful feel. intresting history as well.

Thank 1shermansway
Reviewed 24 October 2016

On the grounds of the Adare Estate, it is accessible to the walker from town as well as those staying on the property. The many largely intact ruins of the friary and castle/fortresses give you a good idea of what life might have been in...More

Thank marggus5050
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This old friary is just outside town within walking distance. Very interesting old, old lovely example of medieval architechture.

Thank JackieM67
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The third of Adare's friary ruins is awkwardly situated in the middle of a golf course, making it very difficult to visit. As with the inaccessible castle, access arrangements really need to be sorted out.

1  Thank Island-Seeker0
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Steeped in history this is a fascinating place to visit in the grounds of the Adare Manor golf club.

Thank lyn o
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