Dysert O’Dea Castle

Dysert O’Dea Castle

Dysert O’Dea Castle is the 6 storey 15th century Gaelic tower house of the O’Dea clan. Within the castle’s 10 rooms are many displays of local artefacts, dating back to 1000 BC, a medieval mason’s workshop and an extensive museum. A panoramic roof wall-walk also offers spectacular views of the area.

The castle has its own audio-visual presentation available in English, French and German. Tea/coffee/cakes and lunch is provided if requested

Guided tours are available for large groups.




  • 25 Field Monuments: St Tola's 12th Century High Cross, Romanesque Door Way at Dysert Church
  • Complimentary Car & Coach Parking
  • Most Archaeologically Fertile Area in Europe
  • Museum Artefacts Date from Stone Age, Bronze Age, Norman & Jacobite Period
  • Stone & Earthen Forts & Holy Wells
  • World Famous for Wealth of Archaeological & Architectural Remains



Dysert O'Dea castle
Co. Clare
V 95A294

One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

Lonely Planet