Craggaunowen - the Living Past Experience is Ireland's original award winning Pre-historic Park. Situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds, the Park interprets Ireland's pre-historic and early Christian eras. It features a stunning recreation of some of the homesteads, animals and artefacts which existed in Ireland over 1,000 years ago.Explore the Crannog, the Ring Fort, the Medieval Castle and the ‘Brendan Boat' - a leather hulled boat built by Tim Severin who sailed across mid-Atlantic re-enacting the voyage of St. Brendan and the early Christian monks reputed to have discovered America centuries before Columbus. Visit Craggaunowen Castle built in 1550 standing defiantly on a crag overlooking the lake. See rare animal breeds - specimens of the pre-historic era. Enjoy the fresh air and lake walks in a most enjoyable rural setting. Savour our wonderful homemade fare in the charming farmhouse tea-room.
Craggaunowen is another one of those must see attractions whilst your visiting the west coast of Ireland. Whilst walking round this historic jewel one could be forgiven for thinking you had arrived via a time machine. I found not only the surroundings, and the staff to be totally believable but the animals that they have roaming around really made me feel like I had been transported back to the days of the Late Bronze Age people. I have too say that there are too many things to see here at Craggaunaowen, too many to talk about in only 150 words, so I will finish by just saying that I felt that I could of stayed all day here and I definitely will return as soon as I can, as I couldn't see or do everything on offer here! A massive Top 100 thumbs to Craggaunowen and all of its staff.