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Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre

Ireland
+353 65 683 7401
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Disappointing

We had expected a centre where we could study the archaeology of the area. But the castle, while... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The_Baptist
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Wonderful Countrysided Site

The castle building has been restored so that you can go up to the roof for an excellent view. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BPONaperville_IL
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Naperville,IL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

What a disappointment. You are charged 5 Euro and walk up the tower to find amateurish photos and posters strewn on tables. The tower essentially has nothing in it. It seems like a way for whoever still owns this place to make some money. It...More

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This wasn't on our radar. We actually saw the sign on the main road and decided to go for it. Glad we did. To be clear, we only went to the castle and not the monuments. We were on a bit of a schedule, so...More

1  Thank Linerguy
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We visited it in May of 2017: there's a great deal to see, & the woman who ran the Centre (name not known) was very friendly & helpful. It's very much worth a visit, as are a great many archaeological sites in Clare.

Thank Anthony Astore S
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Didn't get to visit this on my last trip, so I braved the muddy, cow-lane path to it from the major road (which is also a narrow road but seems like a highway compared to this road). Anyway, it was worth the anxiety because the...More

1  Thank NHjo
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This was an enjoyable trip with our family. We spent several hours hiking around the grounds and many ruins around the property. A friendly dog from the area decided to be our guide and hiked with us. We took a picnic lunch and had it...More

Thank kasherman2017
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The O'Dea Castle is an interesting place and it made for a good afternoon of exploring. There is a huge amount of history around the grounds and there is plenty to see here such as the remains of the Monastery and St Tola's High Cross.

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I'd visited before and it was a long trip. This time with a driver, it was a short drive of under eight kilometers from Ennis. I love it because it's off the beaten path. It's the smallest and most charming Castle I've seen. Baked goods...More

Thank DoloresJacoby
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Please be aware that there are some very long walks around this place. The map they hand out at the front desk indicates a short jaunt over to the stone forts, for example, but this is extremely misleading. We walked for ages and ages -...More

Thank Rachel N
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