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Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre

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This was an enjoyable trip with our family. We spent several hours hiking around the grounds and... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
Gilford, New Hampshire
Dysert O'Dea

The O'Dea Castle is an interesting place and it made for a good afternoon of exploring. There is a... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Gary M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 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
Reviewed 7 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
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
Reviewed 28 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
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We took a side trip to this castle and its adjacent monastic site with the high cross on our way to see cliffs of Moher from lower Shannon. It was a lovely short visit. It would have great if we had time to hike some...More

Thank Ti B
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Castle was great and historian on site gave good information. Lots of artifacts to look at through history. Video is a plus.

Thank 538WorldTraveler
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Great spot, not well known but totally worth the trip. The castle is €5 per adult and has a tea room as well service snacks. Cash only. No card payments. They also have a walking tour of over 20 points of interest which are all...More

Thank 368karen
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Wow! What a spot! The middle of nowhere and there is a lovely lady inside with sweets and tea. The castle is remarkable! We climbed every floor and poked in every room and finished on the roof where, if vertigo does't get you, the most...More

Thank 944michelem
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A real castle from 1408 AD. Restored to its Finest Day. Narrow halls climb the floors of this amazing building seeing the bed chambers, kitchen, work rooms, and onto the roof. if you get Vertigo its not recommended to look off, my mom nearly passed...More

Thank dkelliott01
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I am a castle chaser and I love things off the beaten path. This was a beautiful and enchanting place. The castle is small but full of history. No crowds or tour busses so we had a wonderful quiet morning exploring the castle and grounds....More

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