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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Address: Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: 061 385386
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Ranked #3 of 63 Attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Lough Gur Heritage Centre is a community run tourist attraction telling the story of 6,000 years of...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Inman, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is my first trip to Ireland and on a whim, drove from Limerick over to Lough Gur. Excellent guides, the history presented in a fun way. It was charming and beautiful. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our school has been on many school tours and our trip to Lough Gur was by far the best.Our tour guide Aine was a mine of information and she delivered the local history in a fun and exciting way to both the children and teachers.The children loved the heritage centre with its interactive resources and hands on activities.The day was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The people were really friendly and helpful, but i had to promise them i wouldn't go to the Black Castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. We were able to go back and ask as many questions as we like and were made to feel really at home. Well worth a trip

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Beautiful location for a family day out. visitors centre is worth a visit due to interesting details on local history

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County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Realy beautyful place. But I cant believe with a new visitors centre there are no baby changing facilities. A childrens play park would make this a real must see for any family, some where you could spend a lovely day out together. but until then there just isnt enough there to entertain the kids for more than an hour or... More 

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Minnetonka, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Lough Gur doesn't show up on all the tour books, but it is well worth the trip! There is a great Visitor Center to orient you to this amazing place and its long history. My family and I really enjoyed our visit

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Beautiful views over the loch from our short walk with our three year old. We had coffee in the visitors centre which was really small and not much there so bring a picnic. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the whole area was well kept and safe. Cant wait to go back for the Christmas market.

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Limerick
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Today I visited Lough Gur with my husband and two boys. I can honestly say that Santa and Mrs. Clause were just fantastic. They both really engaged with my boys and really made the Christmas experience special. I would definitely go back again next year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Lough Gur is historical and pretty. The Lake was really nice with a really cool ruin of a castle nearby. The museum is interesting and informative, with cool facts about the ancient people who lived there; they showcase arrowheads and other interesting objects. The audible tour is fun to listen to and the walk that shows you interesting places is... More 

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