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Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre

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Address: Ireland
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+353 65 683 7401

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A visit to Dysert O'Dea

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gilford, New Hampshire
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Gilford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 out in front of the castle on the table provided.

Thank kasherman2017
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and tea are served at the base; 5€ to climb the tower. The grounds are... More 

Thank DoloresJacoby
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 - never sure if we were in the right place (there is no signage) and eventually... More 

Thank Rachel N
Orange County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of the trails.

Thank Ti B
Carlton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 free :) bring a rain coat! Stunning old sites, high cross and abbey were great... More 

Thank 368karen
Port Hawkesbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 remarkable vistas are to be seen! It always amazes me to think of people who... More 

Thank Michele M
Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 out lol. I loved it, was like being a King and going to look over... More 

Thank dkelliott01
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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. A must do for all castle lovers. You do need a car to get there... More 

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