Dysert O'Dea Castle
Dysert O Dea, Corofin, Co Clare
Phone: 065-6837401/ 086 1000295
- Open-May-Sept 9.30-5.30
- Opening times May –Sept 9.30 -5.30 Admission Adults €5.00 Family of 5 €15.00
- Groups and coach tours welcome @ 4.00 per person
Typical 15th century Irish tower house, situated on the periphery of the Burren It is 500 km off the R476 & 11km from Ennis The home of the O’Dea chiefs until 1692 was the scene of many sieges by Cromwellian forces. Fell into ruin after O’Dea’s lands were forfeited.
The castle was restored in 1986-88 by the Dysert O’Dea development Association The castle now houses an extensive museum of local artefacts from stone- age to the present day, an audio-visual presentation on the history of this unique area and various exhibitions gives the visitor a fine feel for the history and heritage of Dysert O’Dea and will serve as a primer for the history walk of wandering the open countryside Dysert O’Dea Castle, near Corofin,Co Clare, often described as the “poor man’s Bunratty,!
The 6km walking trail around the castle is situated in the most archaeologically fertile area in Europe and contains 25 original monuments These monuments and many more are all original, authentic sites listed in the Record of Monuments for Co Clare OPW (1996)
Opening times May –Sept 9.30 -5.30 Admission Adults €4.00 Children 2.50 Family of 5 €13.00 Groups and coach tours welcome @ 3.50 per person