Craggaunowen- 'The Living Past Experience'

Kilmurry, Near Sixmilebridge, Co Clare
Phone: 061-360788
Email: reservations@shannonheritage.com
Web: http://www.shannonheritage.com/Craggaunowen/


Clare Says Céad Míle Fáilte
  • Come to Craggaunowen and explore the roots of the people, homesteads, animals and artifacts of our Celtic ancestors of over 1,000 years ago
  • Explore the Crannóg - a reconstructed lake-dwelling of a type found in Ireland during the Iron Age and early Christian periods, while the Ring Fort is a true reproduction of a farmers house, dating from the 4th or 5th century.
  • See the Brendan Boat a leather hulled boat built by Tim Severin who sailed across mid-Atlantic re-enacting the voyage of St. Brendan and the early Christian monks reputed to have discovered America centuries before Columbus.
  • Craggaunowen Castle built in 1550 stands defiantly on a crag overlooking the lake.
  • Craggaunowen @52.811504,-8.793011

Craggaunowen - the Living Past Experience is Ireland's original award winning Pre-historic Park. Situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds the Park interprets Ireland's pre-historic and early Christian eras. It features a stunning recreation of some of the homesteads animals and artefacts which existed in Ireland over 1 000 years ago. Explore the Crannog the Ring Fort the Medieval Castle and the Brendan Boat a leather hulled boat built by Tim Severin who sailed across mid-Atlantic re-enacting the voyage of St. Brendan and the early Christian monks reputed to have discovered America centuries before Columbus. Visit Craggaunowen Castle built in 1550 standing defiantly on a crag overlooking the lake. See rare animal breeds - specimens of the pre-historic era. Enjoy the fresh air and lake walks in a most enjoyable rural setting. Savour our wonderful homemade fare in the charming farmhouse tea-room.  Enjoy the fresh air and lake walks in a most enjoyable rural setting and see rare animal breeds - specimens of the pre-historic era including soay sheep and wild boar. Open for admission from Easter Sunday to August 31st 10am-5pm, last admission 4pm.

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