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I found the place a bit disappointing. 5 euros each to walk up a tower with a load of half finished displays. There is a place for a coffee but don't be fooled 'tea rooms' it is a single table on the ground floor serving...More
Hidden away from civilization ( in the nicest sense) the castle and its grounds were a treat. The area was a haven of almost silence and being able to roam freely was also a plus. The attendant in the castle was very cordial and informative.
We spent the day touring the castle and grounds. My sister and brother are O’Dea’s and so it was nice to take this tour of their heritage. The castle was an easy walk up with tower steps and hand railings. The rooms were rich with...More
After touring several clan or Irish family defensive castles across many counties this one was our best! Having studied early stone architecture and making a pilgrimage to all four of our own O’Malley Clan castles (County Mayo) most locked from entry, this fully restored O’Dea...More
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
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
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
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
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.
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