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We were nearly alone when we visited and thankful the kids left soon after we arrived. Just takes away from the ambience when they treat it as a playground. This ruin can be hard to find. Look for the Ardfert Friary Car Park sign on...More
This is the most beautiful place we travelled to and purely by chancing people's revues. The ruin has its central tomb area exposed to the elements, and the tombs of priests surrounded by a carpet of grass and flowers. The building stairs are not to...More
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
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
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
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
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
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