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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)
“iron age” (9 reviews)
“bronze age” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kilmurray, Sixmilebridge, Ireland
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+353 61 360 788
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"ring fort"
in 27 reviews
"iron age"
in 9 reviews
"bronze age"
in 10 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
"living history"
in 6 reviews
"both adults and children"
in 2 reviews
"all ages"
in 8 reviews
"come alive"
in 2 reviews
"great for kids"
in 4 reviews
"ancestors lived"
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"school tour"
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"scones"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 dougste2018
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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 24 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.

Thank brendywell
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Craggaunowen is a most worthwhile visit as it recreates via restoration and reconstruction earlier forms of life and living on the island of Ireland during the pre-historic and early Christian eras. This was the brainchild of late John Hunt who was an expert on Mediaeval...More

Thank waughzer2016
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BCFPI, Sales and Marketing at Craggaunowen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hi there, thanks for your review of Craggaunowen, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the experience and the animators who work onsite at the attraction. We hope you will come back and visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is not the best folk park or history park I've ever seen, but it is pleasantly laid out through the forest near the towns of Bunratty & Quin in Ireland. It was a lovely afternoon walk, we learned a number of things, saw the...More

1  Thank sharcar3045
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BCFPI, Sales and Marketing at Craggaunowen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hi there, thanks for your review of Craggaunowen, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the experience and thank you for your feed back on the admission pricing. We hope you will come back and visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours here today and it was well worth it! Beautiful forested walks with occasional well presented views of a working ring fort, crannog and a reconstructed tower house. No tour buses, we had the place to ourselves!

Thank Laura H
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BCFPI, Sales and Marketing at Craggaunowen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hi Laura, thanks for your review of Craggaunowen, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the experience and hope you will come back and visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Great day out. A couple of ambiguous signs made for questionable health and safety (I.e., 'dangerous descent to soutairns' left fellow visitors asking can we go down or no?)

Thank DeeBrizzle
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BCFPI, Sales and Marketing at Craggaunowen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hi there, thanks for your review of Craggaunowen, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the experience and thank you for the feed back in relation to the signage onsite. We hope you will come back and visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Amazing way to spend a few hours going back in time and learning more about the history of our area. Really enjoyed the trip and found it so interesting. Would definitely recommend visiting it - a great place for kids to run around and to...More

Thank Linda M
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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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