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Craggaunowen

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Address: Kilmurray, Sixmilebridge, Ireland
Phone Number: 061360788
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DO NOT miss this attraction in Co. Clare

I had a vague memory of visiting Craggaunowen as a child and wanted to return on our recent trip to Ireland. This is a high quality interactive attraction that would be enjoyed... read more

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I had a vague memory of visiting Craggaunowen as a child and wanted to return on our recent trip to Ireland. This is a high quality interactive attraction that would be enjoyed by all ages. We went with 3 generations and everyone had a great day - especially the kids. Make sure you leave time to have tea and scones... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely afternoon, walking in the fresh air and taking step back in history. Great for kids and adults alike. I loved the castle and crannogs and the underground tunnel. And after a busy afternoon of exploring, it was lovely to go into the tea rooms for a cup of tea by the fire. The staff are a credit to the... More 

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Thank jennster2014
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never heard about this place until I stayed in Limerick but I'm glad I did, it was a brilliant place to visit. The recreations are fantastic, the Soutterain is eerie and the staff are friendly and helpful. The prices are very good, €9 per adult and you could spend hours here. One of my favourite attractions in Ireland.

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Thank Richard K
Ireland
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109 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our two young children, both under five. They enjoyed the castle and a few animals around- goats, donkeys and pigs. They didn't appreciate the historical aspect as much as my husband and I did. We were thankful for a sunny afternoon to enjoy the walk. Much better than walking in the rain. The map provided gave great... More 

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Thank wiscomamacita
Cork, Ireland
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67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Craggaunowen provides an opportunity to experience the past as it once was in a beautiful forest in East Clare. Attractions include a fully reconstructed crannóg and ring fort as well as the Brendan Boat and a couple of fulacth fia, ogham Stones and an iron-age roadway scattered around the walk. What's there is very well presented, although in all honesty... More 

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Thank Jay1126
Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trip here with a 10yo and 8yo boys they absolutely loved it. It's very interesting and plenty to see and read along the path. They have a lovely cafe and gift shop also to finish up in.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We timed our visit with The Lughnasa Festival that took place at the end of July. There had been a range of clothing, artefacts, weapons and silver work on display and inside the castle we were treated to an informative demonstration of arms & armour and what life would have been like at the time. We witnessed demonstrations of ancient... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn about the iron age, bronze age, and early Christian eras of Ireland (before the time periods of Bunratty Folk Park). A costumed lady demonstrated carding wool and spinning. I recommend Tomie dePaola's book "Charlie Needs a Cloak" for children 5-9 to further understand how wool is made into a garment. We saw one man costumed in period clothing who... More 

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Thank sherry246
Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Craggaunowen is a wonderful place to visit: the recontructed crannog and ringfort with soutterain are fascinating, as is the restored castle. The "Brendan boat" is another must-see, and the woodland walk is very lovely and very peaceful. The cafe and souvenir shop aren't great, but I suupose they don't have to be. Craggaunowen really is "living history" and as well... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to craggaunowen on a school tour. We hired a tour guide that barely allowed us to talk or anything the guide claimed that the throne in the main building was over 1000 years old but when I felt it it was made of plastic. The crannogs were impressive though. I wasn't overly impressed but it wasn't that bad... More 

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