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Address: Adare, Adare, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-61-396227
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Old Augustinian Friary Adare

What a great day out we had in Adare,so much beauty and history.This Friary has a wonderful cloister and is now used for Protestant services

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Doneraile, Ireland
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Doneraile, Ireland
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

What a great day out we had in Adare,so much beauty and history.This Friary has a wonderful cloister and is now used for Protestant services

Thank 213speedy5
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I was the only visitor on a Sunday morning so enjoyed the peace & tranquility of this ancient church. Interesting memorials & beautiful stained glass as well as wood carvings. Great craic with the next door neighbour too. A gem.

Thank Teresa C
Kitchener, Canada
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Such an amazing place to walk around. part of this is in use today and part is old and abandoned. It's so steeped in history and easy to walk around. You can see the old "ruins" and imagine what it was like, there are even some graves and markers there too. Well worth a stop and walk around. The sign... More 

Thank BruceMcH
Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Founded in 1315 it is a beautiful example of a church that has survived centuries of wars and the passage of time. A great stop on your tour of the village.

Thank Roxan_4
Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Some empty walls you can wander through in a few minutes. Part of the building is a functioning school. If you're walking Adare, stop in but not worth a separate trip.

1 Thank TheWRambler
Portland, Oregon, United States
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265 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I stumbled on this place not knowing exactly what it was. It was lovely to wander around the inside of the Friary, and then into the church. And, being January, on a late Saturday afternoon, no one else was about, so I had the place to myself. Another beautiful, serene space, exquisitely crafted. I love standing in buildings that have... More 

Thank SassyGirlJenna729
Saratoga Springs, New York
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I love old architecture, historical places and graveyards. When I travel, it is wonderful to stumble upon them while I am exploring things to see and do in the area. It was great to wander around with my camera, taking pictures that have become warm memories of my time spent in the prettiest little Village Of Adare. A must see,... More 

Thank Theresa S
Louisville, Kentucky
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This old Friary building is right on the edge of town as you enter from the Northeast on the main road. It is important to note that while there is the Friary building there is also an active school in session on the property as well as part of the same structure. On the rear of the structure there are... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed in townhouses at Adare Manor, and this Augustinian Friary is right across the road, alongside the Maigue river. On the outside it looks like a lot of other old churches, but when you go inside, the thing that strikes you is the beauty of the stained glass windows. And it's so cool to know that the church is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Heading out of town towards the main entrance to Adare Manor, you'll pass the Old Augustinian Friary & chuch on the left. We headed over to check it out as we couldn't pass up such a historical looking building just sitting there calling to us. The church is still functioning and the nearby St Nicholas National school is in operation.... More 

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