This is a replica of an ancient lake dwelling, it’s boundaries made of high wooden fencing. The Craggaunowen Project in County Clare, Ireland, gives us a wonderful insight into how the Celts made their homes on a Crannog, which means ‘young tree’.

It’s an artificial island on which people constructed thatched houses of mud and wattle, kept animals, and lived in relative security from enemy clans and invaders. In Ireland, Crannogs were used during the Iron Age and early Christian periods. Some were inhabited during the Late Bronze Age and even occupied as late as the 17th century.

The Living Past Experience

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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19 Responses to Boundaries

  1. I must go see that. We’re overdue a trip to Clare. Beautiful part of the country!

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Thanks for this Jean. These are the little bits of history that I would never otherwise know about.

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  3. So historically interesting, Jean.

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  4. Aquileana says:

    Such an interesting and historically complex story behind those photographs…
    Great post, Jean… all my best wishes. Aquileana 🙂

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  5. pattimoed says:

    Fascinating structures. I would have thought they were from the tropics. Intriguing post!

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  6. I’d love to visit one day.

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  7. Ali Isaac says:

    I wrote a post called lake dwellers which also featured pictures of Craggaunowen. There should be more experiences like this around Ireland, the living museum is a great way for young people to learn about the past. Lovely pictures, Jean!

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