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Old Franciscan Friary

Adare Manor Golf Club, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 204
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Great old building and the staff were attentive and helpful.

Deep in the heart of Ennis we found this old church. It is a real gem. The staff were wonderful and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mike N
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Bel Air, Maryland
On a private golf course, if you are willing to ask permission and get it, it is beautiful.

There are a lot of ruins on this golf course. You have to ask permission to go on, watch for and be... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Erin N
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Wellington, Colorado
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Adare Manor Golf Club, Adare, Ireland
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+353 61 396 204
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Deep in the heart of Ennis we found this old church. It is a real gem. The staff were wonderful and answered a lot of our questions. Be sure to include the friary on your trip.

Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

There are a lot of ruins on this golf course. You have to ask permission to go on, watch for and be respectful of golfers, and be mindful of the space you are in. It is so beautiful though. The day was just perfect for...More

Thank Erin N
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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

1  Thank jlove65
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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
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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
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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.

1  Thank davechardon
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

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

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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
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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
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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
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