Craggaunowen - The Living Past
Craggaunowen - the Living Past is Ireland’s original, award winning, prehistoric park. Situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds, the park interprets Ireland’s pre-historic and early Christian eras. Visitors can for example see a replica of a Crannog (Lake Dwelling), Ring Fort, "an Iron Age Roadway" and an outdoor cooking site. Craggaunowen castle which was built around 1550 is also situated on the grounds.
A major feature is the "Brendan Boat" built by Tim Severin who sailed from Ireland to Greenland, re-enacting the voyage of St. Brendan, reputed to have discovered America centuries before Columbus. See animals such as Soay sheep, Jacob sheep and wild boar.
Jun 21, 2008