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Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre

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Glad we stopped by- wish we had gotten there earlier to have tea!

Our hotel had suggested we stop by on our day trip to family history sites and we were glad we did... read more

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Mom02360
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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A hidden gem

A great way to start our Burren trip. There’s a fair amount to see but it won’t take hours out of... read more

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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our hotel had suggested we stop by on our day trip to family history sites and we were glad we did. It is a simple with older “home grown” exhibits but we learned a lot and found an unexpected family connection. It was nice to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great way to start our Burren trip. There’s a fair amount to see but it won’t take hours out of your day. There’s a nice size car park so you shouldn’t have any issues even on busier days. Admission was a perfectly reasonable 5...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank NellFrankly
Reviewed May 10, 2019

What a lovely surprise. My wife, daughter and I were on a recent visit to our grwat grandparents ancestral home of County Clare. We visited the lovely town of Ennis and on our way to the burren region we took a chance on a quick...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Chanced to stop in at Dysert Ó Deá Castle while heading to the Burren. What a wonderful surprise. A medieval tower house set in a beautiful landscape with historical displays and information. Close by is an early Christian Church with a round tower and beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jani S
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I found the place a bit disappointing. 5 euros each to walk up a tower with a load of half finished displays. There is a place for a coffee but don't be fooled 'tea rooms' it is a single table on the ground floor serving...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrStuart64
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Hidden away from civilization ( in the nicest sense) the castle and its grounds were a treat. The area was a haven of almost silence and being able to roam freely was also a plus. The attendant in the castle was very cordial and informative.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We spent the day touring the castle and grounds. My sister and brother are O’Dea’s and so it was nice to take this tour of their heritage. The castle was an easy walk up with tower steps and hand railings. The rooms were rich with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Tanya M
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

After touring several clan or Irish family defensive castles across many counties this one was our best! Having studied early stone architecture and making a pilgrimage to all four of our own O’Malley Clan castles (County Mayo) most locked from entry, this fully restored O’Dea...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank TammyM21
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We had expected a centre where we could study the archaeology of the area. But the castle, while charming in its way, basically contains amateurish displays of the area's history, which badly need refreshing. Things may be better if you take the recommended walk. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank The_Baptist
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The castle building has been restored so that you can go up to the roof for an excellent view. The rooms as you go up have been well restored and provide a nice glimpse into the past. More restoration for outside of the castle is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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