Day 84: Crannog

Craggaunowen is an outdoor museum telling the story of how the early Celts lived when they arrived in Ireland. It features replicas of a crannog, a ring fort, and an Iron Age style roadway. Laetitia took her group there and to nearby Craggaunowen Castle. They found the reconstructed crannog particularly interesting. These were lake dwellings constructed on platforms. The surrounding water provided a measure of protection from invaders. A story from one of the staff provided the limerick of the day.

Young Peg and her boyfriend, young Rowan
Did nightly tryst in Craggaunowen
‘Til a timber did break
And they fell in the lake
And wished they’d a boat for to row in.