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Address: Adare, Adare, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 396 227
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Lovely friary ruins

Although not extensive, the friary ruins are rather interesting to visit. They're a little bit out of town but if you have time take the very short drive. There are a couple of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 24, 2016
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Although not extensive, the friary ruins are rather interesting to visit. They're a little bit out of town but if you have time take the very short drive. There are a couple of nice photo ops. An added bonus is the lovely church adjacent to the ruins. Still operating today. Some nice stained glass windows.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Not a lot to see, and very overgrown with weeds. Surprising, given that Adare is supposed to be one of Ireland's prettiest villages that the Friary wasn't better kept.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We went wandering and found out way back to this friary that we had driven by on the way into town. There was a friendly little dog and a cat that walked with us as we came up the drive to the friary itself. It is labeled as a school and so as others say it is still a functioning... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Adare Village is packed full of interesting things to see and we found one of them yesterday! We rambled up the road to the Augustinian Friary and had a look around. This is a beautiful old ruins with a very colourful history, and the national school in the grounds is still in use. The friary is just a little bit... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a very old church with quirky little areas of interest on the outside/middle. Inside it is a very beautiful old, old monastery church. Really enjoyed seeing it. It is about a 10 minute walk from the visitors' center.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Go visit after you visit the castle as you will learn about the history of the church. Some of the parts of the church are quite old but well preserved.

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We walked from town to here. With cars parked on the sidewalk and along the roadway, it was a little difficult with a buggy. It was well-worth the walk though. It was very quiet and peaceful with a beautiful tree at the center of the courtyard. The church was lovely and we were free to explore at our leisure. Afterwards... More 

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La Oliva, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Perhaps not as immediately photogenic as the Trinitarian friary in the village centre AND quite a trek on foot BUT it is worth it. Having found so many Anglican churches (even the cathedrals) barred against visitors all over Ireland, made the long walk out here expecting the worst. But no, open and welcoming. And indeed charming.

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Province of Munster, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Well worth a visit for all the family, steeped in history and interesting facts, great to explore, very interesting place

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is an architectural must see! Loved wandering throughout, even if I did get quite startled by a bird flying from one of the darkened rooms! Take an umbrella, just in case. There is no fee.

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