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“Too bad it's not being better preserved” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Franciscan Friary

Old Franciscan Friary
Iowa
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Too bad it's not being better preserved”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2011

We stumbled on this wondeful old ruin and asked the golf course manager if we could go back; we had to stop several times to let golfers "play through," but it was worth it! It is a little dark and scary, but the cloisters are perfectly intact, and I've never seen that in ruins of this age. We were also stunned to find a small plaque commemorating John Wesley having preached there in 1745. It's a gem, but listening to golf balls hitting the outside of it the entire time we were there was a bit disconcerting.

Visited November 2011
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English first
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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39 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Scary”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

This abandoned ruined was nice, but I was little bit scaried that it can fall down. Not bad, but there are nicer places in Adare.

Visited July 2011
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Wrightwood, California
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106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great Ruins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2008

The Franciscan Friary is privately owned and sits within the Adare Manor Golf Course (not to be confused with the Adare Golf Course on the grounds of the Adare Manor). You can walk out to the Friary free of charge although you need to be wary of golfers and golf balls. I recommend that you follow the gravel path initially and then follow the tree line since you will be crossing several fairways.

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