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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
061 385386
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Ranked #3 of 68 Attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Ancient Ruins
Owner description: Lough Gur Heritage Centre is a community run tourist attraction telling the story of 6,000 years of habitation in the Lough Gur area. From Neolithic... more » Owner description: Lough Gur Heritage Centre is a community run tourist attraction telling the story of 6,000 years of habitation in the Lough Gur area. From Neolithic house sites to medieval castles Lough Gur has monuments from every era and the heritage centre ensures that visitors get the history/folklore and archaeology of the area from trained guides.The Centre also houses a retail space where take away tea/coffee, minerals, ice-cream and chocolate are available for purchase as are books and merchandise of the area.Summer opening hours are 10 to 5pm Monday to Friday and 12 to 6pm Saturday and Sunday from March to October and every Sunday during winter hours.The centre is staffed by volunteers and all monies raised goes back into community initiatives at Lough Gur. « less
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Cork
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

To be honest I had never heard of Lough Gur until we went to Ballykisteen Hotel for a recent stay. Looking for somewhere to go one day I looked up Trip Advisor and it recommended it so we went. And we were so glad we did. It's a beautiful place to visit. The lake is absolutely stunning and there are... More

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited this beautiful place with my partner in August 2014. The area is gorgeous, very interesting facts and visitor centre staff were very polite and friendly. Betty was the staff member who showed us around and even paid me a compliment! Would definitely recommend it!!!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A friend and myself visited here in the middle of August 2014. Initially our plan was to only visit the stone circle however, the signposts convoked us to head to the visitor centre as well. All in all I think it must have been the easiest attraction to find! The centre is beautiful and their inside exhibit is absolutely amazing... More

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Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited Lough Gur again last weekend,while there were rain showers the place is wonderful. We had packed a picnic and it tasted wonderful despite damp conditions. The children loved the freedom of the area and the idea of the picnic looking into the lake.The walks are not strenuous which would suit young children or those not into walking.The only downside... More

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Clare
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28 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Brought some tourists here last year and was left a little disappointed. Inside there isn't a huge amount to see - little room with a few interactive sections but nothing major. We walked around the grounds which were very picturesque. Thought there would be more to do - if I was going again would pack a picnic and eat on... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went to Loch Gur visitor centre yesterday for the first time.Im from west LImerick originally and couldn't believe that I hadn't heard about the beauty and history of Loch Gur growing up. It is truly a beautiful place with so much significance historically that it should be as well known as New Grange or Stonehenge. We got a genuine... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A very warm welcome from Claire and another really helpful lady (sorry I can't remember your name!) This lady brought us to the visitors centre, gave us a synopsis of the history of Loch Gur, showed us how to use the audio equipment and encouraged us to dress up in the period costumes. She kindly took a photo of us... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What a brilliant place to visit. For a small area Lough Gur has a lot of different areas which span the diverse history of Ireland. We visited the visitor centre where, in the capable hands on staff member Aine ( who also shares the same name as the queen of the fairies!!) we began a journey from the Neolithic era... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a great time at Lough Gur. The tour guide Aine was full of enthusiasm and made our trip all the more interesting. We were even treated to a folk song about the area. We really felt a great connection to ancient Ireland. There are amazing views, trails and lots of picnic tables. We also visited the Grange stone... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited the centre and site on Wednesday, 30th July. It is an exceptional place to gain an appreciation of the history of the region. The audio tour is the best way to gain this understanding. The staff, especially the lady at reception (Rosaline, I think) was incredibly helpful, informative and friendly. Well worth visiting.

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