A new approach to archaeology at Craggaunowen looks to bring visitors back in time.

An experimental archaeological project organised by the Shannon Project in conjunction with University College Cork (UCC) looks to bring new life to Craggaunowen in County Clare.

The brainchild of the late John Hunt the site at Craggaunowen has a restored castle, a ring fort and a crannog a prehistoric lake dwelling. 

Jack Harrison describes the project as, 

A programme in experimental archaeology

There are three different sections to the project. Weaving and spinning textiles, pottery and corn processing. 

Shannon Development hopes that the new venture will tap into the growing interest in the past and make Craggaunowen of greater interest to younger visitors. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 13 July 1984. The reporter is Michael Walsh.