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Craggaunowen

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Address: Kilmurray, Sixmilebridge, Ireland
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+353 61 360 788
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful location with fascinating recreations of ancient Celtic life

A ‘theme park’ established to recreate the lifestyle and conditions for people during the pre-historic and early Christian periods. The site features a castle, ringfort, a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
waterworth19
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A ‘theme park’ established to recreate the lifestyle and conditions for people during the pre-historic and early Christian periods. The site features a castle, ringfort, a lake-dwelling, Souterrain or underground passage and the Brendan – the vessel built using traditional materials and sailed in 1976 by Tim Severin from Ireland to Newfoundland via Iceland to demonstrate that an early Irish... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We really enjoyed this site. There was a lot to see, read, and learn about the groups of people who inhabited this area long ago. The site is laid out very well, easy to access, and information is clearly provided. It's great on a nice day!

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Medina, Ohio
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

On our way across Ireland, I thought it would make sense to see this reconstruction of a prehistoric site, where families lived on man-made islands in lakes or bog areas to have a defensive perimeter. Very well done project.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We really came to just see the castle. We didn't realize that there was a trail system with a few minor things to check out. The boat and castle were interesting, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it again.

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Dingle, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had been there on a school trip many moons ago and underground escape tunnel always stayed in my mind.Its not very long but for sure kids love the idea.Our boys are 6 and loved it.History part of tour not really appeal to 6 year olds though!We will go back when they are older.Road from Sixmilebridge to Craggaunowen not widest or... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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168 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My wife and I first came here 19 years ago. We have tried a couple times since to return but were in Ireland after it closed for the season. Made it this year and were very pleasantly surprised to find that many improvements have been made over those years. The reconstructions of the ring fort and crannog give a sense... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Went here today with my wife and our 1 year old. 21.50 in for a three of us - how can you charge for a 1 year old??!! That would have been ok if it had been good but the attractions are all fabricated, there was only one guide to interact with (a lady spinning wool who was good tbf).... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A fantastic day out, for both families and couples. There is so much to see and do. There is the castle, the crannog in the lake, fire pit, stone houses (one with an underground tunnel to outside the walled area - yes, even as seniors we had to climb down and go through it), then the replica Brendan boat, followed... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I'd been in Craggaunowen on a school tour many moons ago and recently I took the two princesses there to see it again. They got just as much pleasure out of it today as I did all those years ago. Just goes to prove that even though Craggaunowen is rooted in the past, it is still very enjoyable today. We... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A great day out with the family. Loads to do all in a secluded woodland location. Follow the trail, explore the roundhouses and talk to the reenactors. The ladies in the tea rooms were lovely and the soup with brown scones was fab. Great views from the top of the castle and the kids loved scrambling along the tunnel. Standing... More 

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