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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
061 385386
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Ranked #3 of 55 Attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, History Museums, Other
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, Other
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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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Nice place to go anytime of the year I went their during winter and summer a lovily place to go with the family and friends,it is about 20 minutes from limerick.their is toilet facilities and the museum part to the park

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Visited Lough Gur with my family last month after coming across it online. It was a lovely soft day when we visited, the road signs brought us straight to the center. A lovely scenic setting, be sure to bring a picnic with you and enjoy the serenity of the place. After a walk around the hills we entered the center.... More 

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Miltown Malbay, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The centre is in an incredible position overlooking the lough. You could sit there for hours. The displays all work, there's lots for young kids to enjoy, wheelchair/buggy friendly, good coffee and the staff are really good. If there was a footpath all around the lough linking up the various ancient sites then . . . but I'm sure it's... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited many times but first time at the visitor centre. Very interesting, informative staff. Kids enjoyed the activity sheet.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It looks unassuming but the place is stuffed with 6,000 years of history. The two Ladies at the desk were very knowledgeable and most welcoming and friendly. We had a really informative experience, a lovely easy walk around the place. We took the Ladies advice and also visited recommended other close by historical sites. Highly recommended. Nice ice cream too!... More 

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Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Bruff for the weekend and visited - knew it was there from "Back Roads Ireland". Got there early on a Saturday in November and walked around as the visitor centre was not open - finally read the sign and found it was open at noon so went and walked around the nearby ring forts (well worth it) then... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I visited Lough Gur in October with my sister when we were staying in Co. Limerick.recently. What a revelation it was! We had no knowledge of the area but were prompted to go there after reading about it at the Hunt Museum in Limerick . It was wonderful to learn of the ancient history, view some of the artifacts and... More 

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