Welcome The Clare Archaeology Centre. Here we will give you an overview of what we have on offer to wet your appetitite and show you why a visit Dysert O’Dea Castle and its surrounding 25 original Archaeological field monuments are a must see on any visit to Clare.
The authentically restored 15th century Dysert O’Dea castle, the stronghold of the O’Dea clan, houses the Clare Archaeology Centre which was opened in July 1986 and has been the recipient of numerous national awards.
Dysert O’Dea Church, which stands on the site of an early christian monastery, dates mainly from the 12th century. Its most famous feature is the Romanesque Doorway. Near the church’s north western corner stands the remains of a Round Tower.
Archaeology/History Trail features 25 sites all within a few kilometres radius of the castle. A guide is available at the souvenir shop. Guided trail tours by prior arrangement.