Trip Planner: Europe / Ireland / Province of Munster / County Clare / Sixmilebridge / Museums / Craggaunowen
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. Make Craggaunowen part of your personalized Sixmilebridge itinerary using our Sixmilebridge vacation builder.
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My mother and I loved this! Think "outside-walking-museum". The staff were very informative and the place is designed so you can really explore the dwellings. more »
Craggaunowen is one of Shannon Heritage's sites in Clare, and is the one I am always keen to recisit. The site has a number of attractions, from a historical castle keep, to the modern day constructed... more »
I cannot recommend Craggaunowen highly enough! The living history is absolutely wonderful, you get to see what a community and living in the Iron Age might have really looked like and the actor/guides... more »
Fantastic place, extremely interesting and not expensive. Also loved how quiet it was
Interesting place with loads to see. Great value especially if you get the tickets on a deal such as Groupon.
A bit of a hidden gem, definitely pay it a visit when you are in the area.
Great place to take the kids, and it's a lovely woodland setting.
Beautiful to walk around . bring a picnic on a dry day .
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