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Dysert O'Dea Castle & Clare Archaeology Centre
Corofin, Co. Clare
Free car parking
Rainy days
Family friendly
Dysert O'Dea Castle in County Clare is a former stronghold of the O'Dea clan. A 15th century tower house badly damaged by Cromwell's forces in 1651. It was restored and reopened in 1986 and now houses an extensive museum, audio visual presentation and various fascinating exhibitions.

Dysert O'Dea Castle in County Clare is an authentically restored castle and was a stronghold of the O'Dea Clan. It now houses the Clare Archaeology Centre and has been the 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 and a Roof Wall Walk.

Surrounding the castle is the Dysert O’Dea Archaeology Trail (4km) containing 25 original field monuments. On site facilities include a bookshop, tea rooms and free car and coach parking.

Contact details
Dysert, Corofin, Co. Clare, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1.5 to 2 hours here.

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