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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

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Address: Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: 061 385386
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Description: Lough Gur Heritage Centre is a community run tourist attraction telling...
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.
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Mathematics Field Trip for Transition Year to Lough Gur and Stone Circle

Limerick Institute of Technology used a field trip to Lough Gur as an authentic learning experience in mathematics for transition year students. This was the final day of a ten... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Limerick Institute of Technology used a field trip to Lough Gur as an authentic learning experience in mathematics for transition year students. This was the final day of a ten session Successful Transitions programme on mathematics. The students were surprised and enthralled to discover the mathematics they had learned in every aspect of the history, archaeology and natural environment in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Had a great time looking around the amazing points of interest, but also enjoyed the sunshine on the banks of the lake. Definitely worth the trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are visiting from Canada and the Netherlands and heard about the area from our B&B! The beautiful views were worth the trek off the beaten track! The service was beautiful and there are many parts you can view for free - some drive up and some walking/hiking trails. The stories and history were interesting, but the lake views were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There are several areas that are spread out around Lough Gur. The largest standing stones and a few of the tombs are free and accessible on the road to the heritage center. Once at the heritage center, there is a fee - maybe 5 euro to walk to the other areas, which is well worth it. You need a few... More 

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

love a trip out to lock Gur. yes you would need a car not sure if one can bus out there there is beautiful walks by the lake and the old stone age village to see created by modern day man but well done you could fish there but i never caught any thing lovely place for a picnic so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Living locally but hadn't been at the heritage centre before. Saw a groupon deal and went and checked it out. Very interesting exhibition. Lovely, knowledgeable tour guide. Went to the stone circle also. Worth going out of your way to visit this attraction. On a sunny day bring a picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very well done, the ladies working there were nice,informative and very helpful...In fact Betty(I think that was her name) made reservations for us at a fantastic Restaurant (The Mustard Seed,check out my review) after we told her we were celebrating our anniversary...All the ancient passage tombs and the Great Stone Circle were amazing...highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Absolutely beautiful setting to visit/explore and such a friendly and helpful staff in the visitors center!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Although perhaps the weather wasn't the best when we visited, the welcome and guidance we received from the staff at the visitor centre was nothing but warm, friendly and helpful, with a personal tour of the exhibits and good-humoured answers to our questions. The centre, though not large, has a very attractive design in the form of a pair of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A must for tourists interested in antiquities and the allure of Irish history. A stellar setting where only the rocks and lake know the true history, but the Heritage Centre attempts to suggest what historians have uncovered. Well done museum with interpretation for all ages and levels of knowledge. Very dedicated staff and volunteers who guide you through the exhibits.... More 

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