Education FAQ's

Q. What time does Craggaunowen Open
We open at 9.30am until 5pm. Our official season is April - end of August. However we may open outside of this period upon special request and with advance notice. 
Q. How do you pay for school tours?
Payment can be made in advance of your visit or upon arrival at admissions. Please note no groups can be admitted without full payment being received.
We accept the following:
Cheque - made payable to ‘Shannon Heritage LTD’
Bank Transfer*
Credit Card
*Please note Bank Transfers must be paid in advance of your booking. Please contact reservations on 061 711222
Q. What are the school tour options?
Option 1: A partially guided tour and visit to Medieval Castle, Bronze age crannog, Wild boar forest walk, late iron age/early christian ringfort. Brendan boat, fulacht fiadh. Cost €7.50 per child.
Option 2: 
Guided tour as described above with Living History Experience activities such as Wattle and Daub, spinning and weaving and warrior face painting. Cost €12.00 per child.
Q. Is there a lunch area?
There are some benches available 1) close to the park 2) out the reception building 3) the green adjacent to the medieval castle
However these are not covered in case of bad weather. Please dress accordingly for inclement weather.
Q. What if the weather is bad?
Craggaunowen is an outdoor park and so is affected by weather. However there are plenty of buildings to take shelter in including a 15th Century Castle so cover is never too far away. We always advise groups to have a change of clothes on their bus just in case.
Q. Can teachers leave their groups with Craggaunowen Guides?
No. Teachers must remain with their groups at all times. School groups remain the responsibility of their teachers while they are visiting.
Q. Are there are toilet facilities?
Yes we have ample facilities just to the right between main entrance and the car park.
Q. Is there wheelchair access?
Craggaunowen is accessible however the paths are uneven and can be muddy. There are disabled toilet facilites on site. Unfortunately Craggaunowen castle is not accessible. We would advise visitors to liaise with Admissions staff upon arrival for support and guidance.