Craggaunowen

Craggaunowen, Sixmilebridge: Hours, Address, Craggaunowen Reviews: 4.5/5

Craggaunowen
4.5
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Welcome to Craggaunowen – the Living Past Experience, Ireland’s original award winning Pre-historic Park. Come and explore the roots of the people, homesteads, animals and artifacts of our Celtic ancestors of over 1,000 years ago which have touched and shaped how we live today. **Please note this attraction is open APRIL TO SEPTEMBER ONLY**
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Patricia W.
Merrickville, Canada6 contributions
May 2022
Site is wonderfully done. There is not only a castle, but a "village" showing what life was like in the Iron Age and also another for the Bronze Age. Guides is each location were fun and informative. St. Brendan's boat used to see whether or not St. Brendan could actually have sailed to the new world back then (yes, he could) was facinating. The forest walk back to the entrance was through a lovely forest and we even saw wild boar in a fenced off area. Tea house was welcoming. Recommend for all ages.
Written 9 May 2022
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catsweets
Cork, Ireland25 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
I have wanted to visit here since I was a teenage history nerd. I am now a mid 30s mother with three young kids. It was only ok, I would rate Bunratty over this! We enjoyed it but it has the potential to be so so much better. Lots of the exhibits were gone to ruin and in a lot of need of TLC. We got around the place in 2hours.

We only met one character at the Crannog, she was absolutely lovely and informative with my kids, who are also history fans. It really could do with more characters especially in the castle and in the ring fort.

The wooded walk was nice
Written 20 August 2021
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Welshwonder
Treuddyn, UK13 contributions
Aug 2021
The bronze age village was very interesting for my 5 year old granddaughter. I found a conversation with the guide there very interesting and I learned a lot about Irish history in the middle ages. Walks were OK but the weather had been wet and this did make the going hard in parts.

Wild boars were a first but at least seemed peaceful.

Toilets at entrance were excellent but could do with some more along the tracks.
Written 18 August 2021
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Garrett Roche
Cork, Ireland2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
This place is definitely not worth the money we paid for admission! The pathways were covered in mud and it appears no effort is being made to keep the place in check. We had a number of small children with us who got several nettle stings from overhanging large nettles along the unkept pathways. I have to say I was extremely disappointed as I visited this place a a child on a school tour and had great memories of the place, however, it needs lots of TLC and it is very uncared for. Some of the points of interest on the map are not even visible as they are overgrown with weeds and foliage. All in all we felt a bit ripped off and we would have probably been better off bypassing this place. Definitely wouldn’t recommend.
Written 9 August 2021
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Leeagh
Dublin, Ireland303 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
This is a fabulous place to spend a few hours with the kids. They really enjoyed stepping back in time. There is a castle to explore which is nicely kept. The crannógs are beautifully built with old wooden games outside to play. There was a very knowledgeable guy at the firepit with lots of different weapons, explaining how each one worked. There is a replica of St Brendan's boat in a huge boathouse at the back. And they have protected wild boar in an enclosure.
Written 2 August 2021
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Elaine K
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
An enjoyable time stepping back in time to the Bronze Age. The children enjoyed viewing the Crannogs & the castle. There was a guide in the castle who was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. We had thought for the price of entry that there would be more guides like this available to inform us along the way instead of just using the little map provided.
Written 21 July 2021
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Karen
7 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
There were no guides, but at admission we were told there was photoshoot and they will help. The only people we met were other tourists and 2 builders.
The best was Brendans boat.
Written 24 June 2021
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Dee W
20 contributions
Jun 2021
Fantastic place for a glimpse into the past. Excellent guide in the Crannog. Very peaceful place for a walkaround also. Fasinated to see wild board! Teenagers didn't moan (too much!)
Written 16 June 2021
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Manuel Floruß
16 contributions
Aug 2019
After a recommendation from our host, we spent a few hours here and it was definitely one of the memorable stops we had during our stay. It features ancient Irish architecture like a ring fort and a crannog. We had a nice and educational talk with one of the reenactors about Ireland's past, and he really stuck to his role, which was quite fun.

Free parking and really nice staff!
Written 14 September 2019
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Kathryn B
Bethesda, MD20 contributions
Sep 2019
This site has a small, restored castle, reconstructions of bronze and Stone Age villages and also the Brendan boat in which Tim Severin sailed the Atlantic. We found it fascinating and definitely worth persevering when you’re trying to find it - it wasn’t that well signed. There are also rare Soay sheep, donkeys etc. And a nice warm tearoom with very good hot scones and soup etc.
Written 7 September 2019
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