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Old Augustinian Friary

Adare, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 227
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Easy to walk to

The Friary is an easy walk from town and sits next to a nice riverwalk path. The church is quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandra T
Murrieta, California
Another bit of Adare that is a must see.

If you are in Adare, and would like a bit of history this place should be on your list. Just stop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin H
Rochester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Friary is an easy walk from town and sits next to a nice riverwalk path. The church is quite large inside with beautiful stained glass windows.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Adare, and would like a bit of history this place should be on your list. Just stop in and take 30 minutes to enjoy and reflect upon the history and architecture. and then treat yourself to the "riverwalk" that starts next...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Old Augustinian Friary. Adare Friary, St. Nicholas Church of Ireland and also known as the "Black Abbey" founded in 1316 by the Earl of Kildare. Interesting history!

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We stopped here while in Adare for only a couple of hours. Our two favorite visits include the Old Augustinian Friary and Desmond Castle. Definitely worth a visit......and both are close and easy to walk to from town center.

Thank daksterinwaltham
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Formerly known as the Black Friary and dates back to the 14th century. Was known as the black friary because the friars wore a black habit. The friars lived and worshipped in peace until the reign of Henry VIII and his policy of suppressing Irish...More

Thank ukienomad
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...More

1  Thank gfsc5
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.

Thank kk19632015
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...More

Thank Brandon K
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...More

2  Thank DubTwosome
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.

Thank JackieM67
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