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Old Augustinian Friary

Adare, Adare, Ireland
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Ranked #10 of 13 Attractions in Adare
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Warren, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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189 reviews 189 reviews
72 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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saint louis mo.
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

this is such a beautiful and special church. My husband and I were married in this church on 10-10-10. It has so much history and a must see as well as the little town of Adare which we cherish every visit. If we could, we would move to Adare and live there forever.. Please visit when in Ireland!!!!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

For a small village, there's an awful lot to see. Beautiful buildings and ruins. Loads of history. Anyone driving through should really make an effort to stop and visit some of the lovely historical sites.

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Spokane, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We walked around and poking in all the corners, enjoyed going inside and looking at the amazing stain glassed windows, what a treat

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Orange County, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Check out the old Franciscan Friary on the Adare Manor Golf Course if you get a chance. It is right across from the 2nd fairway - very worth seeing!

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New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Nice place to visit, so historic, so gothic! Although not the nicest church we have visited since being in ireland (The Locke Restaurant in athlone, in a church, thats a WOW). Really nice place, alot of history! You would need over an hour to get through it all! Definetly worth a visit!

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Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Adare is a beautiful village. It is interesting to imagine what it was like in the 14th. century with three important monastic settlements. The Trinitarian Abbey or 'White Abbey' which looks like a crash between a tower house and a church is now restored as the Roman Catholic parish church. The second is the Franciscan Abbey located in the Adare... More

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Boston, MA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Nice to walk around and imagine what it once looked like. Even better is the riverwalk right next to it. Goes for about a mile.

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