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...
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