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Craggaunowen

Kilmurray, Sixmilebridge, Ireland
+353 61 360 788
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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**
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ring fort” (27 reviews)
“bronze age” (11 reviews)
“iron age” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Kilmurray, Sixmilebridge, Ireland
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+353 61 360 788
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"ring fort"
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"bronze age"
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"iron age"
in 9 reviews
"tower house"
in 7 reviews
"early christian"
in 7 reviews
"interesting walk"
in 2 reviews
"nice cup of tea"
in 2 reviews
"underground tunnel"
in 5 reviews
"open air museum"
in 3 reviews
"living history"
in 6 reviews
"both adults and children"
in 2 reviews
"school tour"
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"all ages"
in 8 reviews
"come alive"
in 2 reviews
"great for kids"
in 4 reviews
"small castle"
in 4 reviews
"ancestors lived"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We travelled to spend a wonderful family day at this great step back in time. It’s pack with wonderful history and the guides give you so much information. The ladies working at the desk and in the tea rooms are great. If I could have...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting displays of Ireland’s past. The staff and guides were very friendly and informative. They answered all our questions and even recommended a few other sites to visit. All the displays had description plaques. Nice path to follow around to each of the displays....More

Thank ginspice
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historical spot is worth a visit. The setting is beautiful and the small castle and outdoor displays about life in the Bronze Age are very interesting. The walk through the forest is beautiful and relaxing. The staff interpreters were so nice and were well...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Deffo worth a visit. Lovely place and Stefan was a amazing member of staff very informative and took the time to have a good chat with us. Was quiet when we visited which is a shame as it’s easy to spend a couple of hours...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We brought 42 children to Cragganowen as part of a school tour- it was fabulous- staff were all very helpful and the guide Geraldine was excellent, patient and informative- I would highly recommend cragganowen

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This Folk Park/open-air museum was fascinating especially for families and history buffs. Learning how the early - EARLY Irish lived and survived. It was very well done by costumed docents living, talking and working the way their ancestors might have. There is also a 16th...More

1  Thank Diana H
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We visited on a Thursday in May. Weather was great. Exhibits were nice but needed more explanation than just the info plaques. We were told there would be interpretive guides in the park but we saw no one the whole time. Left with many unanswered...More

Thank Douglas S
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This wonderful site is a reenactment of Ireland's ancient past. There are replicas of the ancient dwellngs of the Celts, round forts, and a replica of Brendan's curragh, a skin covered boat which may have traveled to the New World before the Vikings and Columbus.

1  Thank Deb D
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

An interesting ring fort if you want to know what life was like for people in the Bronze Age? Part of a Bronze Age village, close to the 16th Century Craggaunowen Castle, this is an example of a Crannog, which was how people lived in Ireland...More

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This place lets you go back in time to ancient Ireland. The buildings are beautifully built with all accessories added.It's a lovely place for a gentle stroll as well as for learning about our ancient history.

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GCBP15
21 April 2017|
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Response from Churchillmeadows | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours I'd say. Or longer or less it's up to you guys really.
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Ciara E
24 June 2016|
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Response from thirtyninesteps | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the above answer - it could be very awkward
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MaryfromMass
18 February 2016|
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Response from SimonMeltonMowbray | Reviewed this property |
We visited on (I think) 29 September last year and that was its late opening date for the season. Best to call them to check.
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