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I loved it. You can imagine what life was like here for the monks. Very peaceful place. Leave your... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Limerick, Ireland
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Hauntingly Beautiful

We were nearly alone when we visited and thankful the kids left soon after we arrived. Just takes... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Sandra H
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11 Apr 2018
2 Apr 2018
“Hauntingly Beautiful”
This 13th-century monastery also houses a pair of well-preserved cloisters that date back to the 1400s.
Ardfert, Ireland
+353 66 712 1288
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I loved it. You can imagine what life was like here for the monks. Very peaceful place. Leave your car at the bottom of the lane and a short walk up. You won't be disappointed.

Thank 311ATINA
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

Thank croiamhran
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 22 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 15 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 Angel 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
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