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Ardfert Friary

Ardfert, Ireland
+353 66 712 1288
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Just a ways away

Great walk down to the friary. If is very deserted and you will be by yourself in the quiet of the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
James W
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Unexpected delight

Tucked away down a little laneway is the Friary. The ruins can be accessed for free and enable the... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2016
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Great walk down to the friary. If is very deserted and you will be by yourself in the quiet of the surrounding fields. It is best to park at the site and you will walk about 150 meters from there. Amazing stones destroyed from the...More

1  Thank James W
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Tucked away down a little laneway is the Friary. The ruins can be accessed for free and enable the visitor to imagine another time and place, another way of being. Be prepared for rain - this is Ireland and there is no shelter at the...More

Reviewed 22 May 2016

This Franciscan Abbey is the only surviving one of three religious congregations that once clustered around the nucleus that is the huge cathedral that was in Ardfert. Today, though a ruin, the Friary is well preserved and allows you experience and ponder the story of...More

1  Thank SirNorman
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The OPW workers were mowing and treating the area so we were unable to walk up to the site, however it looks great from a distance so hopefully I will be able to return and explore some more.

Thank Amena317
Reviewed 6 May 2016

In my youth I often visited these ruins as I spent vacations nearby. There was no barrier blocking the stairs and sometimes I went right up to the top. Amazingly the tower has apartments built 600 years ago ! There were lots of trees nearby...More

Thank Sandylan
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This was my favorite site to see in all of Ireland. We were told about it by the friendly people staffing Ardfert Cathedral. I think it was my favorite because, for the most part, the skeleton of the Friary is still there and it's not...More

Thank AR H
Reviewed 28 June 2015

It stands aloof a distance from the town in the middle of a field really. You can just wander along and have a look. The Church which has rows of slender Lancet windows in its south and east walls was build in the middle of...More

Thank Bernie C
Reviewed 15 May 2015

I must say at the outset, that the signs to reach this site are very confusing, and maybe the powers that be need to consider putting in fixed signage that can't be vandalised by folk with nothing else to do with their time. This friary...More

1  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Wow, this place is just class. The children loved it. Playing and climbing on the low walls. Would really go there again. More information signs wouldn't come amiss.

Thank GearoidladfromIreland
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This Friary has great wall preservation and could be lost to the cathedral. There is no entry charge and could be lost only for a couple of signs to it as it is not as clear to view at the cathedral in the village.

Thank gerard_shannon
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