Craggaunowen – northwest of Limerick – the Living Past experience is situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds. The Park interprets Ireland’s prehistoric and Early Christian eras. It features stunning recreations of some of the homesteads 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 against all odds sailed across thr Atlantic re-enacting the voyage of St. Brendan reputed to have discovered America centuries before Columbus. See rare animal breeds – specimens of the prehistoric era.
Craggaunowen Castle built in 1550 is the centrepiece of the Craggaunowen visit. Its position was well chosen, standing defiantly on a crag overlooking the lake.