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Craggaunowen

Address: Kilmurray, Sixmilebridge, Ireland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Museums, Parks, Cultural
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Museums, Parks, Cultural
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Cork
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I always love visiting Craggaunowen especially with children. It's a great combination of a lovely walk through beautiful old mossy woods and fascinating historical attractions which are brought to life with outdoor fires and sometimes actors dressed in costumes of the period.

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Galway, Ireland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

For two adults and one child, felt €21.50 is a bit pricey, under fives are free. But as had Tesco Days out vouchers we got excellent value for the additional €1.50 required on top of €20 voucher. Lovely map given that tells you a quick history of the place. Plenty of varying activities, from lovely woodland walks, the very smelly... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

spent a lovely afternoon in cragganowen. have to tell you that i live locally - probably within 15 kms but have only been once! 2 of my 3 sons went with me today and they had never been. shame on shannon development for not marketing it properly as it is a pure jem, but saying that... it was so peaceful... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Wow, were we wrong. If I were to recommend a single spot to visit in all of County Clare this would be it. (actually you have to see the cliffs at Kilkee as well) The reason this would be the one place is that it actually contains everything you'd want to see, spread out within a beautiful forest trail walk.... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

They have realistic crannogs (old style homes) here and many things that the people would have used, very interesting visit

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Ennis County Clare
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Young and old will get something out a visit to the Park . If you are interested in Irelands heritage. It gives one a good grounding and a sense of what the building and the people were like.

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Brunswick, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

"The Living Past Experience" introduces an Ireland from pre- and early Christian history, with a crannog (a settlement on a created island), an ancient cooking site, an Iron Age road, a ring fort, the Brendan Boat that recreated the legendary voyage of Brendan the Navigator, and a castle from the 1500s. There are wild (fenced) Irish boars, rare breeds of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

A local friend with historical knowledge took us to here & it proved to be a lovely day out. It is well set out & easily walkable with small kids. The shaded forest was nice respite from the sun & our girls had a ball throwing a stick to our friend's dog along the way. The displays are well set... More 

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San Diego
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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This place has a decent recreation of old Irish ways. It was an interesting walk through the tower and villages. There isn't a ton of stuff to see so I wouldn't necessary say it was worth what we paid to get in. Some texhibits aren't explained very well. There is plenty of parking, though the road to get here would... More 

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Ballinrobe, Ireland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
54 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I had visitors from Germany, a couple with two teenagers and a young boy, all of whom were much into medieval fairs and life, and archery back in Germany. It was a great sunny day and after having been at Bunratty, we took several side roads to come to Craagaunowen Bronze Age Project. Down side:... More 

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