Heritage Walking Trail

If you want to simply stretch your legs and soak up lots of Irish history in a short walk then this is the walk for you. I recommend you bring your walking boots. It is 20 km from Balally House. It is located at the gateway to the Burren Region, 5kms south of Corofin, and 11kms north of Ennis.

If approaching from Ennis (N85) take a right for Corofin (R476). After 6km take a left at the cross roads. As you travel down this road, follow the sign posts to take a right to bring you to the centre.

There are two walking trails around various monuments:

1. A Short Walk (300m)

This takes in the 12th century illuminated high cross;

12th century, ruined abbey with elaborate Romanesque doorway;

12th century round tower;

sacred well;

medieval graveyard.

2. A Long Walk (5km)

This walk takes in Rath Castle (a 15th century ruin);

a Rath Romanesque church (a 12th century ruin);

Rath Bláthmhaic (Medival Earthen forth);

Cathair Mhic Gormáin (Medieval Stone Fort);

Cathair Mhic Eoghain (Medieval Stone Fort);

St. Tolas Well;

Proselytising School (ruined 1823);

Dysert Parish Church (1861);

Landlords Lodge (1861, ruined);

Medieval road to stone forts;

Fulachta Fiadh – (ancient cooking places);

Landlords House (1760);

Landagents House (1770);

Battlefield – Dysert O’Dea 1318;

Drumcaran – Medieval Earthen Fort;

Banquet Hall (c.1520 in ruins).

Dysert Odea Map