Dysert O’Dea Castle and its surrounding 25 original Archaeological field monuments are a must see on any visit to Clare.
The authentically restored 15th century Dysert O’Dea castle, the stronghold of the O’Dea clan, houses the Clare Archaeology Centre which was opened in July 1986 and has been the recipient of numerous national awards.
Dysert O’Dea Church, which stands on the site of an early christian monastery, dates mainly from the 12th century. Its most famous feature is the Romanesque Doorway. Near the church’s north western corner stands the remains of a Round Tower.
The High Cross, situated east of the church, dates from the 12th century and is one of the finest examples of its kind in Ireland.
Archaeology/History Trail features 25 sites all within a few kilometres radius of the castle. A guide is available at the souvenir shop.
Dysert O’Dea Castle & Clare Archaeology Centre
Corofin, County Clare, Ireland
Tommy Moloney, Castle Manager
For information/tours from Oct. to Apr. Contact Tommy Moloney on the email address or telephone number listed above.
Open daily – 10.00 – 16.00hrs, 1st May to September 30th.
Other times by appointment.
Students/Senior Citizens €5.
Groups: €5 each
Family (2 adults and up to 3 childern) €20