Craggaunowen, Sixmilebridge

#2 of 12 in Museums in County Clare
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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  • August 15, 2017
    We visited on the Bank holiday Sunday when there were lots of extra things going on, talks, demos etc. Made the whole place come alive and was very interesting.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    A nice visit 1 h to 1 h 30 with re-enactments of scenes of time with extras who gladly give explanations... a walk in slot wood... it rained much for children. I recommend.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Amazing place with loads of historic information made fun for young kids travel back in time experience accessible for all ages definitely go back again  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    I really enjoyed the visit. The costumed guides were EXTREMELY knowledgeable and gave very interesting account of life from an era long past. I learned a lot that day. You need to visit on a day when the guides are present though, as they are not on site everyday.
  • June 15, 2017
    Fantastic place, extremely interesting and not expensive. Also loved how quiet it was
  • April 19, 2017
    Interesting place with loads to see. Great value especially if you get the tickets on a deal such as Groupon.
  • May 23, 2017
    A bit of a hidden gem, definitely pay it a visit when you are in the area.
  • May 16, 2017
    Great place to take the kids, and it's a lovely woodland setting.

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