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Craggaunowen, Sixmilebridge

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • We really enjoyed this site. There was a lot to see, read, and learn about the groups of people who inhabited this area long ago. The site is laid out very well, easy to access, and information is cle...  read more »
  • On our way across Ireland, I thought it would make sense to see this reconstruction of a prehistoric site, where families lived on man-made islands in lakes or bog areas to have a defensive perimeter....  read more »
  • We really came to just see the castle. We didn't realize that there was a trail system with a few minor things to check out. The boat and castle were interesting, but I wouldn't go out of my way to se...  read more »
  • Really good. Great reconstructions of iron age hill fort, Souterrain and Crannog. Plus 16th century tower house. Takes about an hour and a half to go round, which is better for kids than some of the larger attractions. Sometimes they demonstrate spinning and weaving but not on day we were there. Lady did offer, but she was in middle of preparing a field and we needed to go.
  • Enjoyed this with a real tunnel to get into the settlement, nice forest walks and a good little cafe with friendly staff.
  • If you're interested in the more ancient parts of Ireland history, then it's Newgrange and it's this. There's a tower house, ancient village reconstructions and a ship with an interesting story.
  • I have been here with my family and it was great fun and we will be going there again this Summer.
  • The leisurely pace, everybody slowed down and quietened down a bit, the lack of commercials, the authenticity, the wealth of knowledge shown by those working there, no pushing or gimmickry. I have been coming here for years. My daughter loved it. The colours and textures from the natural dyes and materials used calm the spirit. Also the lack of 'safety obsessiveness'. The simplicity combined with real knowledge. If u think the admission price is too steep you can always park your bike further up the road and get in through the fields with a little wall climbing...nice wall...real wall...not concrete block or Styrofoam wall...but be sure to at least have some tea and scones in thanks. Now there's a quibble, the scones were not fresh and would have been lovely to have had bread and scones baked on the open hearth fire. Would be fantastic if it could be connected up with cullaun woods across the road....a free alternative for those less inclined to pay. My only other Concern was the lack of any language other than English on the signage, this really did lack authenticity given that irish/ gaelic would have been the spoken tongue for the greater part of the time frame covered. Finally, the place does need investment: rotten timber in spots etc. The Hunt family have given great gifts to the nation; here's one.
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