ADARE ABBEY

From Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland (1900)

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ADARE ABBEY.—Adare, one of the most beautiful places in the province of Munster, is rich in ancient archaeological remains, among them those of several religious houses. Of these a number are situated within the beautiful park of the Earl of Dunraven, including the Black Abbey herewith shown. It was built in 1279 by John, first Earl of Kildare." Nearby is a castle of the Desmonds, which "much incommoded the English," during the Elizabethan wars. The ruins of some of these were repaired by the late Earl of Dunraven, a well-known antiquarian, so completely as to secure them for centuries to come. One of them he appropriated to the Protestant service, and another, the monastery of the Holy Trinity, or Black Abbey, for Catholic worship. It consists of a nave and choir, and is surmounted by an embattled tower, still in an excellent state of preservation.

Adare Abbey, Limerick

Adare Abbey, Limerick

Description of County Limerick | Treaty Stone | Patrick Sarsfield Statue | Thomond Bridge | Adare Abbey | Franciscan Monastery, Askeaton | Limerick Map

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