Secondary School Tours

Living Past Tour

Ireland’s original award winning pre-historic park. Come and trace the roots of the people, homesteads, animals and artifacts of our Celtic ancestors of over 1,000 years ago which have touched and shaped how we live today.

€7.50 per student
Allow 2 Hours for visit

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Living History Experience - Perfect for Classroom Based Assessments

Through this workshop programme students are transported through time to see how Irish people lived in past times.

This hands on workshop is fun, informative and curriculum enhancing.
Groups can do any two of the following activities:
  • Wattle and Daub – This ancient building method involves students building a wall of wooden strips called wattle and a composite of mud and clay called daub. Students love this hands activity.
  • Spinning and Weaving – Students learn about the ancient skill of spinning using the wool from the Soay sheep which live in Craggaunowen. Groups also weave their won wris band to take home as a souvenir.
  • Warrior face paint – Ancient warriors used blue paint on their faces before heading into war. Students have their faces painted and hear the stories of the ancient warriors of Ireland in the process.
  • *Tribal Drumming – This fun and interactive workshop focuses on the ancient affects music has on us. Groups sit together and play percussive instruments while learning about different rhythms and how they have inspired us for generations
  • *Pottery
  • *Archery
€12 per student 

*€20 per student - advance booking required