Craggaunowen Pre-Historic Park
25 MINS DRIVE FROM THE HOTEL
Travel back in time
Craggaunowen Pre-Historic Park , located 25 minutes from the Hotel, brings to life the hunter-gatherer in the Ring Fort – less than 30 minutes from Hotel Woodstock. You will see how the Celts carried out their every-day activities as they cooked over open fires or in pits; ground corn for making bread or porridge on hand-powered querns; or made pottery, wooden bowls, goblets and platters.
Attractions At Craggaunowen Pre-Historic Park
Explore Craggaunowen Castle the 16th century restored Medieval Castle built in 1550 standing defiantly on a crag overlooking the lake and enjoy magnificient views of the countryside. Observe rare and really interesting animal breeds such as wild boar and soay sheep – specimens of the pre-historic era.
Visit one of Ireland’s earliest roadways or ‘togher’ dating to 148 BC. Exploring the Souterrain is fun – designed to store food but these were often a welcome escape route when under attack from the enemy! Good place for hide and seek! Enjoy the fresh air and lake walks in a most enjoyable rural setting. Savour our wonderful homemade fare in the charming farmhouse tea-room.
Tucked away amid the rolling hills of Quin, Co. Clare lies Knappogue Castle – only 18
kilometres from Hotel Woodstock – a 15th century restored medieval tower house that
proudly stands as a reminder of our past and reflects the medieval glory in which our nobility
of yesteryear lived.
As you wander through the vaulted halls of Knappogue, you will learn about the families who
dwelled here including the Scots and the Butlers each making their own valuable
In the magical setting of Knappogue Castle, the walled garden is a romantic oasis to sit and
muse or just escape the ‘madding crowd’. The tall and imposing walls of the walled garden,
are lovingly refurnished with climbing roses, grapevines and many clematis varieties.
12 O’ Clock hills
The Hill Knockanuarha is located 5km southeast of Kilkishen Village in East Clare. The
main summit is marked by the Ordnance Survey Trig Point or Triangulation Pillar. It is a
great fun active activity to do with the family.
The 12 O’ Clock Hills Walk are a range of walks that are suitable for people with different
fitness levels and interests. Everyone is able to access the forestry and paths have been
developed under the trees and by the streams to add to the charm of the area and provide
access to heritage areas.
For more information please call 065 6899800