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Address: Adare Manor Golf Club, Adare, Ireland
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+353 61 396 204

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Awesome ruins of medieval Friary

On the grounds of the Adare Estate, it is accessible to the walker from town as well as those staying on the property. The many largely intact ruins of the friary and... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

On the grounds of the Adare Estate, it is accessible to the walker from town as well as those staying on the property. The many largely intact ruins of the friary and castle/fortresses give you a good idea of what life might have been in times before. They have neat cemeteries also located within the compound with thought provoking epitaphs.... More 

Thank marggus5050
Greenville, North Carolina
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This old friary is just outside town within walking distance. Very interesting old, old lovely example of medieval architechture.

Thank JackieM67
La Oliva, Spain
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The third of Adare's friary ruins is awkwardly situated in the middle of a golf course, making it very difficult to visit. As with the inaccessible castle, access arrangements really need to be sorted out.

1 Thank Island-Seeker0
Province of Munster, Ireland
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111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Steeped in history this is a fascinating place to visit in the grounds of the Adare Manor golf club.

Thank lyn o
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 866 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

After visiting several friaries and abbeys this one was outstanding. It was an easy walk from Adare Manor if you are a walker. Trips could be booked from the Adare Heritage Center but I went on my own. Not only friary was interesting but also the surrounding environment.

Thank DoloresJacoby
Doneraile, Ireland
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Quiet nice ruins.Very difficult and dangerous to get to it as it is in the middle of Adare Golf Club.

Thank 213speedy5
Adare, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

These are pleasant ruins to walk around on a nice day. It's just a pity it has to be done via an organised bus trip from the heritage centre. This needs to be opened up to the public with a small car park out front and a path from the village for access. Best views are from the bridge, but... More 

2 Thank Chimemark
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We took the Desmond Castle tour and our guide, Vera, shared with us that these little abbey ruins were located on private golf club grounds but she emphatically told us that the city constitution says we cannot be denied access if we chose to visit it. I am so glad we did! While it's not the largest ruins we visited... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

The ruins of this abbey are really, really cool. This is free to see, but you should go into the clubhouse and ask the person there if it's clear of golfers and how to get there safely (watch for golfballs!). They pretty much have to let you go see it though, so even if they tell you there are golfers,... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Friary is located in the middle of Adare Manor Golf Club. (Not to be confused with Adare Golf Club at the resort.) One green is right next to the ruins. Walk around the corner and the next tee is nearly inside. A neat backdrop to a round.

Thank TheWRambler

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