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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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Blackwood, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Stunning views, lovely walks. Visitors centre was very informative. Staff very friendly. Eileen in particular was very helpful. A place that must be visited :)

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great place, lovely scenery and walks. Visitors centre is very interesting and the staff are fantastic....especially Eileen!

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited Lough Gur last weekend and were pleasantly surprised. The visitor centre is excellent, staff couldn't be more helpful and answered all our questions and added a few more details besides. The walks are lovely and the views really picturesque. My 7 year old really enjoyed the question and answers sheet, the excavations and the puzzle in the visitor... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The interpretive centre isfantastic and if you are lucky to have Betty as your guide then you are in for a treat as she us wonderful withher passion for her work and ensures you get toknow the history of this atea which is fascinating.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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
1 review
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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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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