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“Adare Franciscan Friary (1464)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Franciscan Friary

Old Franciscan Friary
Adare Manor Golf Club, Adare, Ireland
353-61-396204
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Adare
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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“Adare Franciscan Friary (1464)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This place absolutely blew me away. It is on the 15th hole at the Adare Manor Golf Resort. The grounds keeper mentioned it to us as a second thought. He said we have many castles and ruins over here "and we don't pay it much mind". Hard to believe.
Construction started 28 years before Columbus discovered...can you imagine. Most of the walls seem to be there but anything wood has long since decomposed back to soil and now supports the lush greenery that abounds the interior. The center courtyard is surrounded by a windowed hallway that frames a tree that has to be hundreds of years old. You can only imagine what a wonderful place this was to sit and meditate as it still awesome today.
This is a must see if you are in the area of Adare, stop at the visitors center in town for more information.
See my video at YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE2Y27i6XUM
Gor Google "Rich and Pat Travel The Adare Friary"
Mind the golfers, watch out for the golf balls...

Visited October 2013
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“Had to see it on a tour from the visitors center”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very interesting but we could only view it from afar. We asked at the golf course to walk to it but were told we had to take the tour form the visitors center to view it. We were very disappointed.

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Easter sunrise service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I have just returned from Ireland having spent Easter there at adare manor.i attended sunrise service at the Franciscan friary..even though the temperature was quite chilly I have never spent a better Easter service any where..it was quite an experience that I shall never forget

Visited March 2013
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Orange County, CA
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“Fascinating glimpse into the past!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

This Franciscan Friary is located right next to the 2nd fairway of the Adare Manor Golf Course. The roof is gone, but many of the walls are intact. This area is so peaceful and it is easy to imagine yourself transported back to the past! Highly recommended!

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“great to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

good bit of history to get to see ireland is dripping with history nice to get to see it up close and personal

Visited December 2012
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