Craggaunowen Clare

At Craggaunowen-The Living Past, we come to the arrival of the Celts in Ireland. The story is told of how they lived, farmed, hunted and died. Visitors can, for example, see a replica of a Crannóg (Lake Dwelling), Ring Fort and “An Iron Age Roadway.” Craggaunowen Castle which was built around 1550 is also situated on the grounds.

A major feature is the “Brendan Boat” built by Tim Severin who sailed from Ireland to Greenland, re-enacting the voyage of St. Brendan, reputed to have discovered America centuries before Columbus. See animals such as Soay sheep and wild boar which are actual species of the pre-historic era.

Craggaunowen Opening Times:

Mid Apr-Sept: Open daily: 10.00-18.00
Last admission 17.00
Off Season: Group bookings on request