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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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Beautiful Lough Gur

This review is more about Lough Gur itself rather than the visitor centre. The visitor centre itself is fab and well worth popping in to get your earphones to listen to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Limerick, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This review is more about Lough Gur itself rather than the visitor centre. The visitor centre itself is fab and well worth popping in to get your earphones to listen to the histor of the Lough.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Old Banks B&B in Bruff, run by Miriam, and ate at Jack Clancy's. Jack asked us if we liked stone circles and also told us about Lough Gur which was not very far out of town. Bruff was a tiny town, but we found plenty to do and considered it the highlight of our stay. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Took my grandsons here this summer and they had a grand time. The audio tour with the walk adds so much to the experience for all. The museum includes interactive things for the kids to explore, we spend a good deal of time pretending to be archeologists. The map of places to see as we drove back toward Limerick kept... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent storytelling of Lough Gur and surrounding historical features via audio device. A peaceful and tranquil place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I liked it all - the simplicity of the Visitor Centre, the very helpful staff and the beauty of nature in an ancient location. I loved the energy of the Stone Circle and the Lough.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Visited the Lough Gur as the reviews here were good and we hadn't planned anything in particular. Got to the Visitor Centre about 11am and didn't leave the area until after 2pm, when we headed out to see the other sights associated with this Lough. We paid for access to the exhibition area and this also gave us audio guides... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Good to walk around for some fresh air and a good location for photo shoots. Don't forget to visit the old church ruin on the West side of the lake. In the on-season the visitor center is open, check the web for details. Good free car parking available and picnic tables are also available.

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I will write this review in English, since it deserves one in English. This place is a magical place with a -lot- of history bound to it. There is plenty to see for those who want to know more of history or just like the vista. A stone circle older than Stonehenge and lots of mysterical places who would fit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is well worth the time! The heritage center gives you a brief overview of the life in the area for the last 6000 years, but the truly amazing part is the ruins that you visit! There is a great picnic area! We stopped at a store before we headed out and grabbed some cheese and meat. Only thing missing... More 

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Estepona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

In a beautiful setting on the shores of Lough Gur ,a visitor centre presents a very informative time line of Irish people living here for at least 4000 years up to present day. The audio guide is well done and we had a very enjoyable couple of hours.

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Address: Address: Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: 061 385386
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Limerick

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