projects and experiments to a wider audience and as well as helping to raise the profile of the park and have a solid base of operations for larger more static structures and displays. Mogh Roith also help Craggaunowen/Shannon Heritage with promotional events throughout the year. (More info to follow)
Craggaunowen - The Living Past is an archaeological open air museum in County Clare Ireland, started by John Hunt. It is based around Craggaunowen Castle, a typical example of a 16th Century fortified towerhouse. The park, comprising of a picturesque lake and idyllic woodland, is host to several examples of early historic dwelling places such as a Crannóg (A man made island dwelling place) and Ring Fort and examples of replica Fulachta Fia (Bronze Age cooking/bathing/industrial site), Dolmen (Neolithic portal tomb) and Standing Stone (Ogham Stone). The site is also home to 'The Brendan', a reconstruction of a leather hulled boat sailed by Saint Brendan, who is reputed to have made the journey from Ireland to Newfoundland in Canada in the mid 6th Century AD.
The name Craggaunowen derives from its Irish name Creagán Eoghain (Owen's little rocky hill).
Craggaunowen is located 10 km east of Quin, County Clare.