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Dysert O'Dea Castle & Clare Archaeology Centre
Corofin, Co. Clare
15th century 'Gaelic' Tower House and Archaeology Centre, ruined by Cromwellians in 1651. It was restored in 1986 and contains 10 rooms on 4 stories with roof access.

This authentically restored castle which was a stronghold of the O'Dea Clan. It houses the Clare Archaeology Centre and has been recipient of numerous national awards.

The centre has a modern history room 1700 AD to 2000 AD, a museum of local artefacts from 1000 BC to 700 AD, an audio visual presentation, local Archaeology and a Roof Wall Walk. The prehistory room contains one of the finest exhibits of an iron axe head used by the Vikings.

There is also a 6km walking history trail and 25 famous monuments with 12CN High Cross and Romanesque Doorway.

On site amenities include a book shop, tea rooms and free coach parking

Hidden gem
Free car parking
Rainy days
Family friendly
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Contact details
Dysert, Corofin, Co. Clare, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 2 hours here.

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