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Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre

+353 65 683 7401
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Very cool, quick stop...worth checking out.

This wasn't on our radar. We actually saw the sign on the main road and decided to go for it. Glad... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lawrenceburg, IN
Very Interesting Set of Archaeological Sites

We visited it in May of 2017: there's a great deal to see, & the woman who ran the Centre (name not... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Anthony Astore S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasn't on our radar. We actually saw the sign on the main road and decided to go for it. Glad we did. To be clear, we only went to the castle and not the monuments. We were on a bit of a schedule, so...More

Thank Linerguy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited it in May of 2017: there's a great deal to see, & the woman who ran the Centre (name not known) was very friendly & helpful. It's very much worth a visit, as are a great many archaeological sites in Clare.

Thank Anthony Astore S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Didn't get to visit this on my last trip, so I braved the muddy, cow-lane path to it from the major road (which is also a narrow road but seems like a highway compared to this road). Anyway, it was worth the anxiety because the...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This was an enjoyable trip with our family. We spent several hours hiking around the grounds and many ruins around the property. A friendly dog from the area decided to be our guide and hiked with us. We took a picnic lunch and had it...More

Thank kasherman2017
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The O'Dea Castle is an interesting place and it made for a good afternoon of exploring. There is a huge amount of history around the grounds and there is plenty to see here such as the remains of the Monastery and St Tola's High Cross.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I'd visited before and it was a long trip. This time with a driver, it was a short drive of under eight kilometers from Ennis. I love it because it's off the beaten path. It's the smallest and most charming Castle I've seen. Baked goods...More

Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Please be aware that there are some very long walks around this place. The map they hand out at the front desk indicates a short jaunt over to the stone forts, for example, but this is extremely misleading. We walked for ages and ages -...More

Thank Rachel N
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We took a side trip to this castle and its adjacent monastic site with the high cross on our way to see cliffs of Moher from lower Shannon. It was a lovely short visit. It would have great if we had time to hike some...More

Thank Ti B
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Castle was great and historian on site gave good information. Lots of artifacts to look at through history. Video is a plus.

Thank 538WorldTraveler
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great spot, not well known but totally worth the trip. The castle is €5 per adult and has a tea room as well service snacks. Cash only. No card payments. They also have a walking tour of over 20 points of interest which are all...More

Thank 368karen
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