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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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lough gur

enjoyed the walk, the view, the shop, lovely easy day out and there was barbequeing going on too, that would would really make it enjoyable

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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newcastlewest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

enjoyed the walk, the view, the shop, lovely easy day out and there was barbequeing going on too, that would would really make it enjoyable

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

recently visited lough Gur again and was amazed the way it had improved the fact that now you can get a little object like a remote control and listen to it as it guides you along the trail and fills you in on the various aspects of the trail . However there is a very steep climb on one part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This beautiful spot is definitely worth a visit. Not only is it very peaceful but there is a lot of history about the place for you to discover. The staff at the visitor centre were very helpful and informative. There is a small exhibition and a walking tour with audio guide.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Heritage centre was great, lots of history and a helpful staff member described everything to us and answered all our (sometimes silly!) questions. 5 euro to see the centre and get audio description for the walk. But you could potter around for free too. For children there's a 3D jigsaw of a pot to complete, a big sand pit type... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love the lake of lough gur. It is my favourite place to go walking on a Sunday. It is so peaceful and a great place for family picnics. It is steeped in centuries of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The speaker at the museum was wonderful. She knew everything about the ancient history of the area, explained what each item on display was & where to see the real items (some were facsimilies). She told legends of the lake & was quite friendly

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Bruff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Beautiful place to visit, really friendly & informed staff. It's an excellent interactive tour, well worth a visit! Great walks all around the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Hidden away is a beautiful tranquil place called Lough Gur. Steeped in history , bring a picnic ( on a sunny day ) & eat al fresco amongst the most beautiful scenery , family friendly . The guide is extremely helpful & gives you a map ( trail guide) there are areas of walking that some people might find difficult... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful and very scenic. Great location for a picnic. Some great walks also but not for prams and/or young children. Well worth a visit, take care on roads to it as they are quit narrow and windy.

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Shannon, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

a beautiful tranquil place - plenty of picnic tables - not a place if you want to go for a long walk, but a pleasant walk to be had. if you feel like a relaxing day by the lake it is ideal. scenery is spectacular. do not rely on the tea room for refreshments - very limited choice - no... More 

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