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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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Lough Gur Heritage Centre is a community run tourist attraction telling the...

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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Piece of Heaven

Set in a scenic area Lough Gur offers beautiful walks and a lovely lake with its Swans and other other wildlife.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Limerick, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Set in a scenic area Lough Gur offers beautiful walks and a lovely lake with its Swans and other other wildlife.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to visit with kids lot of open interesting space and things to do a good fun way to teach kids some history, bring a picnic for a real outdoors feast

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Thank lovely426
Limerick Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lough Gur is a special place with lots to see, make sure you visit Grange Stone Circle the largest in Ireland

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A unique place that encompasses 5000 years of history.Lough Gur is beautiful all year round a well worth the trip out from the city.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to visit the Lough Gur site but it was closed so that the staff could have a private party with Santa Claus for their families. I understand that it is important for the staff to be rewarded but it is a little unfortunate for someone coming from Texas for their 1st visit to Ireland to be turned away for... More 

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Hendaye, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It was a bit tricky to get there but we finally made it and found a nice and peaceful place with only a few visitors around. At the visitor centre itself we were welcomed by the staff who was friendly and helpful with information and apparently also glad someone showed up they could talk to. We got a map of... More 

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Wildomar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The visitor center is a great place to go to find out about ALL of the things you can see in the area, such as stone circles, wedge tombs, etc. If you like megalithic history, this is a place not to miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Went to see Santa at Lough Gur last week. We were very pleasantly surprised. It was an exceptional experience for the whole family. Having visited the centre earlier this year I was amazed at the transformation. We were entertained by staff at reception including face painting.then spent ten minutes with Mrs Claus in her kitchen having complimentary coffee and biscuits... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Visited this lovely peaceful lake and it's fab walks around, up and down hill if you so desire. Beautiful views from the top of the hill and from the top of the man made walkway. Really nice people and the centre is beautifully redecorated great place for young and old alike. Bring your camera for some stunning views

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Santa at Lough Gur 2015 was a magical experience. Mrs Calus was great fun and entertained us while we waited for Santa. As we went into Santa's grotto it was like steppping back in time to an old world Santa. Santa was amazing, he sat our 2 little boys on a seat in front of him and engaged and chatted... More 

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