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Old Augustinian Friary

Adare, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 227
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A bit of history and nice and easy visit

We stopped here while in Adare for only a couple of hours. Our two favorite visits include the Old... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Waltham, Massachusetts
Interesting history

Formerly known as the Black Friary and dates back to the 14th century. Was known as the black... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Orange Park, Florida
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Adare, Adare, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 15 June 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 24 September 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 20 September 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 2 September 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 15 August 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 10 August 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
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Go visit after you visit the castle as you will learn about the history of the church. Some of the parts of the church are quite old but well preserved.

Thank orleans_motr
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We walked from town to here. With cars parked on the sidewalk and along the roadway, it was a little difficult with a buggy. It was well-worth the walk though. It was very quiet and peaceful with a beautiful tree at the center of the...More

1  Thank cristenrs
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Perhaps not as immediately photogenic as the Trinitarian friary in the village centre AND quite a trek on foot BUT it is worth it. Having found so many Anglican churches (even the cathedrals) barred against visitors all over Ireland, made the long walk out here...More

Thank Island-Seeker0
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