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Adare Franciscan Friary
Adare, Co. Limerick
In 1464, Thomas, Earl of Kildare, and his wife founded a Franciscan friary in Adare, which is just a 20-minute drive from Limerick City. The ruin is well preserved and can be accessed through the Adare Manor Golf Club.

In the lovely village of Adare, found just 20 minutes from Limerick City, visitors can view the well-preserved ruins of a Franciscan friary established by Thomas, Earl of Kildare, in 1464. The remains include a tower, nave, cloisters and living quarters.

The monastery had a turbulent existence, as it was briefly suppressed in 1539. The friars who had returned were later expelled in 1581.

Mass continues to be celebrated here each year on Easter morning.

The site is accessed through Adare Manor Golf Club. Visitors should check in with the clubhouse before proceeding onto the course to ensure safe access.

Hidden gem
Family friendly
Free to visit
Free car parking
Contact details
Adare,Limerick,Co Limerick,Republic of Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend up to 1 hour here.

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