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Askeaton Friary

Askeaton, Ireland
+353 61 317 522
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We were delighted to photography our friends wedding in the Abbey. Anthony was a total gentleman... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2017
rose b
Limerick, Ireland
Looking for family history

My grandfather was born near Askeaton, so I was interested to see the town and area. A local... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2017
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
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This historic friary was used from the start of the 15th century through 1714.
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  • Average2%
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Askeaton, Ireland
+353 61 317 522
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

We were delighted to photography our friends wedding in the Abbey. Anthony was a total gentleman, very helpful and let us enjoy this stunning Abbey. We could take as much time as we liked to be there. The place was so clean and tidy it...More

Thank rose b
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

My grandfather was born near Askeaton, so I was interested to see the town and area. A local pointed us towards the Tourist information centre, a quaint little house where the delightful Sandra is waiting to help you enjoy the town. Sandra put us in...More

Thank JLorKen
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We noticed the ruins from the highway and pulled off to explore. The lady in the tourist office called Anthony Sheehy and he met us at the gate and spent several hours giving us a very thorough and personal guided tour through this very well...More

Thank bumpercat
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Just wanted to add my endorsement of Anthony Sheehy. He gave us a tour of Desmond Castle in early August and was exceptional. You will not be disappointed if you tour the castle or Friary with Anthony!

Thank dalelaman
Reviewed July 22, 2017

I saw the Abbey from the road and it was such an easy decision I just went there.What I hadn't bargained on was Anthony - he made the Abbey take on a life of its own. An amazing experience and without his knowledge, I would...More

Thank Heritage1
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Franciscan friary - very unspoilt though well kept. ANthony Sheehy seems to be often on site offering tours and information. Worth the stop.

Thank Ulrike C
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We enjoyed seeing this from behind a little, it is important to find it via the right road though to do so. It is not fully open to public, but you can stroll near the river to get some views. We loved it, and the...More

Thank croiamhran
Reviewed May 14, 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of touring the ruins with Anthony Sheehy, local famous historian and undeniably Askeaton town ambassador. Anthony will methodically guide you through the friary and stop periodically to describe what you are seeing as well as the history of...More

1  Thank Rick B
Reviewed February 26, 2017

In May, 2016 we were driving in the area and spotted the ruins in a distance. We just kept driving until we were close to it. This Friory deserves much more attention than it seems to be getting. We were alone and just wandered around,...More

Thank jkwaterbugs
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We visited Askeaton in August 2016 while passing through on a journey back to Northern Ireland from Kerry.Having lived away from Ireland for 20yrs I never really realised the fascinating not so well known history we have as Irish people on our own doorstep. Anthony...More

Thank LizzieMu
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