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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
061 385386
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Ranked #3 of 68 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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Nenagh, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited Lough Gur this weekend and had a great family day out. The lake is magnificent and the walks are very enjoyable. It helped of course, that the weather was fantastic. The visitor center itself was interesting and the staff very informative.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I made it here on our trip around Ireland; I had read about it a couple of days beforehand, and decided to put it on our list due to our interest in this period of history. It is a beautiful setting and a lovely place for a picnic. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Recently discovered Lough Gur whilst on a trip to Limerick and was not disappointed, a delightfully secluded, picturesque lake with an array of walkways and an excellent heritage center. Very friendly and helpful staff who gave us a very informative tour of the history of the area. The staff also informed us of other places of interest in the area... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were there a few days ago, and it was a great choice! We had a walk along the path in the guide, and then went to see the "New Church", the megalithic tomb, and the stone circle. Wonderful!

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Lough Gur is a beautiful lake and park in Limerick. Many of the ruins require a hike, but the visitors center is easily accessible up a flight of stairs. The visitors center is small but is packed with information and artifacts. Zoe, the docent, asked if we would like a tour around the center. We agreed and were very impressed... More

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Vorselaar, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Though I lived my youth in Limerick I had never visited Lough Gur... very friendly service in the visitors centre... it's a beautiful location, scenic walking possibilities, ancient Irish history... well worth a visit. We'll be back again.... next time with a picnic and walking shoes....

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Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful mystic area with incredible pedigree of historic sites in a beautiful haunting setting! Also very near Limerick city.

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Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

To be honest I had never heard of Lough Gur until we went to Ballykisteen Hotel for a recent stay. Looking for somewhere to go one day I looked up Trip Advisor and it recommended it so we went. And we were so glad we did. It's a beautiful place to visit. The lake is absolutely stunning and there are... More

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Antrim, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

I visited this beautiful place with my partner in August 2014. The area is gorgeous, very interesting facts and visitor centre staff were very polite and friendly. Betty was the staff member who showed us around and even paid me a compliment! Would definitely recommend it!!!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A friend and myself visited here in the middle of August 2014. Initially our plan was to only visit the stone circle however, the signposts convoked us to head to the visitor centre as well. All in all I think it must have been the easiest attraction to find! The centre is beautiful and their inside exhibit is absolutely amazing... More

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