Great walking around this mystical hidden gem
A must see on a trip to County Clare Ireland is the archeologically rich area of Dysert O’Dea, full of mystery and charm, a real hidden gem. Within walking distance of Burkedale House and Cottage 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.
The High Cross, situated east of the church, dates from the 12th century and is one of the finest examples of its kind in Ireland.
Join us on a guided walk along the archaeological/history trail which features 25 archeological sites
The start of the Rath/Dysert Pilgrim Path at St Blathmac’s Church is within a short walk of Burkedale House.
As well as the well known archeological trail to the castle and monastery, Dysert O’Dea also has a wealth of forestry trails to explore leading us to some real hidden gems, off the beaten track. Ask us about our guided to walks to these little known trails.
Stay in our peaceful, clean, comfortable self-catering accommodation while you explore this fascinating area
Check in is available from 4pm on the day of arrival & check-out is 11am on the day of departure.
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