Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre, County Clare

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 wo...  more »
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  • This may not be everyone's idea of an attraction, but I highly recommend it for those interested in history, ruins, and graveyards. You go to the tower, pay for it and a map, climb the tower (20mins to an hour) then do the hike up the road, turn right, climb over the wall (don't worry, you can) and see the giant cross. Then you walk across the field, watching for cow by-product, climb another wall, and see the church, tower, and graveyard. I loved it. Also, we went on a Friday at noon and were the only ones there the whole time, which was a stark contrast to the other attractions in the area.
  • I went there in August 2017. Told it was closed because of no light in the toilets! No sign on the narrow road leading up to it, no mention that the castle was closed on the website. And all this during heritage week!! Not great at all :(
  • Very well kept. Very nice staff. Defiantly worth a visit
  • I would just like to say that the minimum it costs to maintain these places is at the very least 1000 Euro so please don't complain about the entrance charge,it is very difficult to collect .
  • Beautiful surroundings.

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