Craggaunowen, Sixmilebridge

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See a Celtic farmstead at Craggaunowen, a carefully reconstructed lakeside village built next to a castle. An open-air museum with actors, this ring fort and early farmstead recreates life in the Bronze Age, while the castle dates back to around 1550. You'll see lots of traditional farming tools and techniques for making weapons. Check out the Brendan Boat, a representation of a vessel used by Saint Brendan of Clonfert to sail to Greenland in the 6th century. Put Craggaunowen into our Sixmilebridge tour itinerary builder site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • An interesting ring fort if you want to know what life was like for people in the Bronze Age? Part of a Bronze Age village, close to the 16th Century┬áCraggaunowen Castle, this is an example of a Crann...  more »
  • This place lets you go back in time to ancient Ireland. The buildings are beautifully built with all accessories added.It's a lovely place for a gentle stroll as well as for learning about our ancient...  more »
  • Craggaunowen is a most worthwhile visit as it recreates via restoration and reconstruction earlier forms of life and living on the island of Ireland during the pre-historic and early Christian eras. T...  more »
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  • Great fresh scones and sweets and an amazing walk which brings you through history
  • Very interesting place. It isn't very big but there is a nice walk around the woods, a castle, a few roundhouse's, a boat and pigs. When we were there, there was a woman dressed up in traditional clothing showing us how to card wool and spinning it to thread. It would have been nice to see a few more people dressed up though. It's a great place for a family day out when the weather is nice.
  • Amazing just have to go and see it for your self
  • I loved it! VERY authentic rebuilding of bronze/stone/iron age settlements - not just a touristy show. Partly even built with tools like people had back in the times! They also have rebuilt the ship whith which some Irish guy assumingly discovered America long before Columbus did - and people in the 60s actually went to America with this ship and proved that it would have been possible! The dressed up guy working there was also really cool and nice (his name was the Irish form of Stephen). There's also an old partly furnished castle on the site where we had fun playing knight and king and we saw how to make woolen string with a spindle. If you're lucky, you can even see boars and sheep! I would definitely recommend this place!
  • Great day out. The kids loved it.

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