Travel back in time to the life of the hunter-gatherer in the Ring Fort. See how the Celts carried out their every-day activities as they cooked over open fires or in pits; ground corn for making bread or for porridge on hand-powered querns; or made pottery, wooden bowls, goblets and platters.
Explore Craggaunowen Castle, the 16th century restored Medieval Castle built in 1550, standing defiantly on a crag overlooking the lake. Enjoy magnificent views of the countryside and observe rare and interesting animal breeds such as wild boar and soay sheep; specimens of the pre-historic era.
Visit one of Ireland's earliest roadways or 'togher' dating to 148 BC. Exploring the Souterrain is fun - designed to store food but these were often a welcome escape route when under attack from the enemy ... a great place for hide and seek!
- The opportunity to immerse yourself in Celtic Ireland
- The Crannog - an ancient ringfort
- Demonstrations of Celtic life - cooking & pottery making
- The Brendan Boat– a leather hulled boat built by Tim Severin who sailed across the mid-Atlantic.
- The 16th century Craggaunowen Castle
Open March 26 to mid-September, 2016
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Closed: Mid-September to Easter Saturday
Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Approx Visit Duration: 90 minutes
Child (aged 6-16): €5.50
Child (aged 0-5): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €21.50
Family (2 adults & up to 6 children): €24.50
Other Useful Information
Free leaflets available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Polish.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Irish tea room offering tea, coffee, homemade scones and wonderful porter cake.
Gift shop selling souvenirs, books and craft items.
Free car and coach parking on-site.
Partially wheelchair accessible but assistance would be required on rough paths and terrain and at exhibits. Accessible toilet available.
The park is located off the R469 near Quin, Co. Clare, 16km (10 miles) from Bunratty.Craggaunowen - The Living Past Nearby Attractions