Saturday, March 01, 2008

Dysert O'Dea Castle, Corofin, Clare, Ireland

Don't let me saying that the Dysert O'Dea Castle is at Corofin fool you. This place isn't close to anything.

We had bought a photo of a doorway at the nearby (ha!) monastery for our son-in-law. My daughter saw the doorway in a travel guide and asked if we would be near there. "Sure," I said. It actually is kinda on the way to the Cliffs of Moher.

She rode shotgun and got us to this place. It truly is one of those "turn off the paved road" places.

Here are the directions from their web site:
After 6.gkm (4 miles) take a left at a cross roads. As you travel down this road, follow the sign posts to take a right to bring you to the centre.
Not much mention of road names is there?

Even when we got to the castle, we couldn't find the monastery. We finally gave up and started to leave. On the way out we saw the sign. We still had to climb 2 fences and walk past the cow.

Here's their web site and here's the wikipedia page. Here are my pictures.

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