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Askeaton Friary

Askeaton, Ireland
+353 61 317 522
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Must-do Tour in Limerick

We stumbled upon this Friary on our way from Dingle to Dublin. Walking through the village of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jeareckson1
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Spring Lake, New Jersey
interesting

The Friary is a nice place for a walk and the history is very interesting. We have been several... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Mark O
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This historic friary was used from the start of the 15th century through 1714.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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Askeaton, Ireland
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+353 61 317 522
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this Friary on our way from Dingle to Dublin. Walking through the village of Askeaton, we met a charming, kind and friendly gentlemen, Anthony Sheehy, who offered to give us a private tour. Anthony has deep roots in Askeaton and a wealth...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The Friary is a nice place for a walk and the history is very interesting. We have been several times.

Thank Mark O
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We were delighted to photography our friends wedding in the Abbey. Anthony was a total gentleman, very helpful and let us enjoy this stunning Abbey. We could take as much time as we liked to be there. The place was so clean and tidy it...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My grandfather was born near Askeaton, so I was interested to see the town and area. A local pointed us towards the Tourist information centre, a quaint little house where the delightful Sandra is waiting to help you enjoy the town. Sandra put us in...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We noticed the ruins from the highway and pulled off to explore. The lady in the tourist office called Anthony Sheehy and he met us at the gate and spent several hours giving us a very thorough and personal guided tour through this very well...More

Thank bumpercat
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Just wanted to add my endorsement of Anthony Sheehy. He gave us a tour of Desmond Castle in early August and was exceptional. You will not be disappointed if you tour the castle or Friary with Anthony!

Thank dalelaman
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

I saw the Abbey from the road and it was such an easy decision I just went there.What I hadn't bargained on was Anthony - he made the Abbey take on a life of its own. An amazing experience and without his knowledge, I would...More

Thank Heritage1
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Franciscan friary - very unspoilt though well kept. ANthony Sheehy seems to be often on site offering tours and information. Worth the stop.

Thank Ulrike C
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We enjoyed seeing this from behind a little, it is important to find it via the right road though to do so. It is not fully open to public, but you can stroll near the river to get some views. We loved it, and the...More

Thank croiamhran
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of touring the ruins with Anthony Sheehy, local famous historian and undeniably Askeaton town ambassador. Anthony will methodically guide you through the friary and stop periodically to describe what you are seeing as well as the history of...More

1  Thank Rick B
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