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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
061 385386
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Ranked #3 of 69 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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Santa Clarita, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Lough Gur was not on our original itinerary, but once we got to Limerick, it was recommended by somebody we met there. It was very interesting. It's quite a hike to get there through the cow pastures (watch where you step. I should have been a little more watchful of the cow pies). This was a free site, with an... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

You can see why early man wanted to live here the place is great on a summers day , bring along the picnic basket and blanket if not there,s shandy shop in the visitor centre and the staff are friendly and welcoming so add this to your trip its well worth a visit my kids loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A stunning and beautiful location, Ireland at its best. Since been taken over by local people Lough Gur has been redeveloped and is now a great attraction for both young and old. The walks and the views are spectacular. The staff, all local volunteers are extremely helpful, especially the lovely Aine who can tell you about John F Kennedys ancestral... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Place is very very beautiful. There use to be settlement of man kind here thousands of years ago. There is beautuful lake. They have small acitivity centre where kids get an idea about how human being lives in the vicinty centuries ago. There is small climb if you want ot have stunning view, though it can be skipped if you... More

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Followed the trail with a very enjoyable walk on a sunny day. Most definitely worth a visit - Rosaleen and Siobhan very helpful and informative. Will pay a return visit next time in Ireland.

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Kilmallock, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Lovely peaceful place to relax and spend some time to recharge. Well worth the visit if you're in the area. No matter what the weather take some walking shoes, a picnic and your all set. The knowledgeable staff in the bright new visitors centre are very friendly, welcoming and helpful, especially Rosaleen and Heloise.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We went on the folklore walking tour today at Lough Gur where we were entertained by fairies, banshee's and Queen Aine and lots more, giving us some lovely stories and information about the history and folklore of Lough Gur and also some beautiful scenery. The walking tour takes about 2hrs and you finish up back at the visitors center where... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is a very nice and quiet place with amazing views. If you are up for a quick getaway this place is a nice escape from the busy city life!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Lough Gur is a fantastic day out for the family. Lovely picnic areas, walks, cafe, museum and the scenery. Even an opportunity to feed the ducks or swans . You can even row on the lake but you have to bring you own boat. Have to say a lovely scenic part of Ireland. And the community work hard on the... More

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Washington DC
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Thoroughly recommend this tour. The visitor center staff provided some great background information and the self guided tour was fun.

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