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  • Srinivas P
    Bangalore District, India151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a visit today with family while we were passing this way. One among the contact (forgot to get the name!) in the office was really helpful and provided detailed background about the castle and history. It was insightful for kids and our family. Nice place to visit and get to know the history of around 800 years old!
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • denise b
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had the privilege of attending mass at 11.30 this morning (07/04/24) in the stunningly beautiful Holy Trinity Abbey Church in Adare. Father Dan conducted a wonderful mass, and I have only ever heard a church choir sound this good in a movie! - The Holy Trinity Abbey choir are outstanding! Thank you for a wonderfully spiritual experience 🙏🙏🙏
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • saul g
    Tel Aviv, Israel1,225 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful town park, very green and nicely maintained, located opposite The Trinitarian Abbey and Adare Heritage Center.
    If weather permits - it is great to take a few minutes calm break here.(don't miss the lovely "washing pool").
    Written 27 October 2023
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  • Skibumlady
    Charlotte, NC1,635 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We made a quick stop at this historic church along the way from Limerick to Killarney. Spent about an hour here, self-guided tour (no pamphlets or attendants present).

    ABBEY: Formerly known as the "Black Abbey", church was an Augustinian Friary built in 1316. It is now St. Nicholas' Church and St. Nicholas' National School. We were able to see all of the site except the school which was in session. Some original buildings remain, including is a portion of the current church; the cloisters, walkways that formed the center of the monastic buildings; and the refectory, or hall where the monks ate. Walked through ancient walkways where the Franciscan monks used to work. Saw where they cooked (large brick ovens, no longer used).

    Monastery continued for about 200 years after founding. Then, in the 1530's, Henry VIII of England destroyed monasteries in both England, Ireland, and Wales, and the Augustinian Abbey was dissolved. Monks were driven out sometime between 1567 and 1585.

    The church then sat in ruins for more than 200 years. Congregation worshiped in other places during this time. Restoration of the Abbey took place through the early 1800's.

    CHURCH: The congregation of St. Nicholas Church is celebrated its 700th anniversary in 2015. Note the very large image on wall - Ten Commandments, creeds, prayers, etc. Wooden ceiling and stitched kneeling pads with each pew (wide variety of designs with Biblical themes). Large baptismal font, memorials on walls, and stained glass (intricate and colorful).
    Written 29 January 2020
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  • Leen H
    Belgium6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The ruin is set on a golf course and once you announced yourself in the club house you are allowed to enter. Do not forget to announce yourself. The golfers are friendly but they will advise you where to go as to not be hit. I was there on one of the busiest days of the year and let me tell you, I raced to the abbey! A very nice view though and within the well maintained park it's a beauty.
    Written 15 August 2019
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  • TdougS
    Boston, MA23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staying at Adare Manor and golfing at the ‘27 Ryder Cup site is a bucket list item for any golfer. Accommodations and service at the manor and the golf course are outstanding.

    The course is a treat at every turn. Conditions were lush and clean even in late fall. Course vistas are breathtaking and design is challenging yet surprisingly forgiving for an average amateur like me. Greens are spectacular. I loved them, even though some were outrageous.

    The thing I will remember longest though, is the way my golf experience was enhanced by the incredible caddy I was partnered with. John McDonnell is a senior caddy at the Golf Course at Adare Manor and he is a true asset to the club. From the minute I met John, he put me at ease and channeled me towards a positive round. At the range and practice green, I guess he analyzed and took stock of my strengths and weaknesses very well. Although he has caddied for some of the best golfers in the game, (Adare has hosted top level tournaments in the near past), John seems gifted at putting all people at ease with pleasant banter and productive advice. He gets along with all the other golfers and caddies. John has impeccable local knowledge of the course, and he is particularly good at reading greens and giving putting advice. I’m pretty sure he helped me knock at least 12 strokes off my score.

    If you are booked to golf at Adare, (lucky you), and you are needing a caddy, I highly recommend that you request John McDonnell.
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • RHtravels
    Rocky Hill, CT868 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We needed to stretch our legs a bit, taking a break on our drive to Dingle, and this was a cute little town. We parked at the Heritage center and asked for information on best places to walk and they directed us to this nice walk along the water, with a view of the bridge and Desmond Castle. We did not have time to visit the castle but plan to return on our next visit. It was an easy walk with beautiful flowers and swans along the way and just what we needed for a nice break from driving.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • Jaume
    Barcelona, Spain1,507 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a complex where they offer good information about Adare and also Limerick county, it is also the base for the guided tours to the castle, there are some shops, and also a restaurant, the Dovecote. The restaurant is a convenient place to eat. They offer homemade food at a reasonable prices.
    Written 10 August 2021
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  • cheryl h
    Durham, NC57,860 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I thought the clubhouse and restaurant were unbelievably nice. The foam on my Guinness was even stamped with the Carriage House logo. The practice area was huge and immaculate. Great golf balls, well defined targets, and after using a club a few times I set it aside and a man was right there to clean the clubs. I could get used to being pampered like that.

    Fazio did a great job with upgrading the layout. There were lots of variety between holes and great elevation changes. All of the greens were elevated and the SubAir system made them perfect. My caddie was a rookie but he did a great job helping me (also a rookie) navigate the course.
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • lucyboo87
    Miltown Malbay, Ireland1,404 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely market in the heart of Adare with local arts, crafts and produce. Home baking too. Friendly people and good array of products also.
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • ChrisCastillion
    Hampshire, UK119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were looking for a specific type of Art to celebrate a special anniversary, the gallery/shop has an eclectic mix of Art, Pottery, Sculpture and occasional pieces of jewelry. By far however the experience was made better by the lovely Agnes who hosted us and we could have chatted to her for hours, what a lovely and engaging, friendly lady. We found what we were looking for and would return again.
    Written 31 August 2023
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  • BernDude
    Lake Elsinore, CA342 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Found it quite by accident. We had lunch at Aunty Lena’s and the museum is upstairs. Lots of history about the area and a recreation of the court. Very interesting and fun visit. When in Adare, go to court.
    Written 18 October 2019
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  • ElaineH26
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went with mam for her birthday. 1st the place is fab. The thermal suite was everything with a great selection to do and most importantly relaxing and wasn’t over crowded. My spa treatment was with Aoife B and she was absolutely fantastic. She was so friendly and the treatment was fabulous. My mam had a lovely relaxing time too and she said her lady was lovely. All the staff in reception were fab to deal with and very helpful aswell. Overall a fantastic service from start to finish. Will be back
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • saul g
    Tel Aviv, Israel1,225 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adare is a lovely town, worth a relaxed strolling tour of 3-4 hours, and a 15 minutes visit of this church located on Main St., adjacent to Adare Heritage Center, and opposite Adare town park.
    It is not a big church, but well preserved inside and outside.
    Established as the only Trinitarian church in Ireland in the mid 13th Cent., deserted in late 16th Cent. and turned to ruins, and then rebuilt in early 19th Cent.
    Written 27 October 2023
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