Built in 1480 by Diarmuid O'Dea, Lord of Cineal Fearmaic. The uppermost floors and staircase were badly damaged by the Cromwellians in 1651.
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The Castle was built in 1480 by Diarmuid O’Dea, Lord of Cineal Fearmaic. The uppermost floors and staircase were badly damaged by the Cromwellians in 1651. Repaired and opened in 1986, the castle houses an extensive museum, an audio visual presentation and various exhibitions.

The old castle, which contains ten rooms on four floors houses the following facillities for visitors.

Inside of Dysert O'Dea CastleFree car/coach parking and toilets
Tea rooms and bookshop
Chapel
Modern History Room 1700AD - 2000AD
Museum - Local artefacts 1000BC - 1700AD
Audio - visual presentation - local archaeology
Medieval masons and carpenters workshop
Roof wall - walk to view surrounding monuments


The centre is a restored 15th century Gaelic Tower house. It includes an Extensive Museum, Bookshop, Tea room, toilets, car park, audio - visual presentation (english & german) exhibition rooms (varied) and a wall walk at top of castle.

Also on site are 25 other monuments which you can explore at your leisure by taking one of two walking trails.

Dysert O'Dea, Conofin, Co. Clare