LocationKilmurry, Co. Clare
Distance20 mins by Car
The Living Past Experience
Craggaunowen – ‘The Living Past Experience’ is Ireland’s original award-winning Pre-historic Park.
Situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds just 20 minutes from The Shannon Springs Hotel, 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 the most enjoyable rural setting. Savour our wonderful homemade fare in the charming farmhouse tea-room.