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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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Layers of History Beautifully Presented

A must for tourists interested in antiquities and the allure of Irish history. A stellar setting where only the rocks and lake know the true history, but the Heritage Centre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A must for tourists interested in antiquities and the allure of Irish history. A stellar setting where only the rocks and lake know the true history, but the Heritage Centre attempts to suggest what historians have uncovered. Well done museum with interpretation for all ages and levels of knowledge. Very dedicated staff and volunteers who guide you through the exhibits.... More 

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Groveland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The sites at Lough Gur are amazing, beautiful and a must see in Ireland. The guides were extremely accomodating for our group of 13 which included 3 young children. They quickly came outside of the visitor center to guide us where to go and to explain to us the history of the site. We were then given an amazing tour... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Well worth a visit if in the area, tourist information was top notch. It is a free attraction unless you are using the heritage centre then Admission Rates: Adult €5.00, Senior Citizen/Student €4.00, Child €3.00 and a Family Ticket is €15.00.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Well worth a visit if you are in the Shannon area. Very good tour available and the guides are very helpful and knowledgeable. Only twenty minutes from Limerick City. Beautiful area too.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

lough Gur is a must ! a trip back in time like no other :) there is incredible visual and audio displays that transport one to a time of our ancestors- which surprised me of our own rich ancient past...the walk about the lake and stone circles had quite a different affect on me afterwards. i would like to thank... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The people at the Heritage Centre were very friendly and knowledgeable. Totally worth a visit! The walk and views were beautiful and then we hoped in the car and saw other spots of interest including Irelands largest stone circle. The local land owner/farmer sometimes man's the gate and he was very friendly too. It was a lovely afternoon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Wonderful magnificent place. Lough Gur is a great place to learn the prehistory and history of Ireland. Our tour was intimate and very informative, thanks Aine! I shall forever have primroses by my front door!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

grad place to visist on a quiet evenong with the family, and get a bit of back ground on the area. only on our door step. fantastic spot on a hot summers day

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

From the moment we stepped into the Heritage Centre it was magical! Primroses under circles of glass by the doorway to fend off mischievous faeries - and a warm reception from our guide Aine. The Centre's buildings echo the neolithic dwellings of the area's first settlers. Aine was charming and really knew her local history, bringing it to life with... More 

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

Great views, lovely walks and the two woman, Betty and Celina working there had so much to share about the history of the area! The heritage centre had so much to see and do. It was very interactive with informative touch screens for those interested and a sandpit like area for kids and cloths for all ages to dress up... More 

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