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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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What a wonderful place with staff who are very informative. The place has a strange calmness and there is not a sound to be heard

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place with staff who are very informative. The place has a strange calmness and there is not a sound to be heard

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Co. Limerick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Inhabited for over 5000 years Lough Gur is a very historical and spiritual place.More and more areas are being developed. What would be the icing on the cake would be if you could walk completely around the lake. A beautiful and refreshing area to visit.

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Clonmel, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My family visited here recently and I must say that it was nothing special at all. The signage around the place is non existent and we eventually found the visitor centre. We were told that a story telling would take place "in a few minutes" if we cared to wait. An HOUR later,after a bus load of American tourists arrived... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Lough Gur is a lovely place to take a stroll or a picnic, on your own or with the family. There is plenty of car parking spake and the Visitor Centre offers both information about the immediate area and refreshments. Well worth a visit while in the area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem. Such a tranquil setting stacked with history. Visitor centre is small but perfectly formed and staffed by an excellent team. We happened to visit by pure chance when they were hosting a storytelling event and we couldn't have been made more welcome. The staff were so friendly and a credit to the place, especially the... More 

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Heard a lot of traditional Irish tales as well as some new ones. It's a beautiful site not far from Limerick.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Helpful staff at the visitors center. Friendly and provided a lot of info We had a nice time The Lough has a lot of history and there is a cool cemetery nearby.

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Limerick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We are from limerick and on a recent sunny Saturday decided to drive out here with our 2 young children. The scenery here is breathtaking, the kids loved exploring and feeding the ducks. We packed a picnic and used one of the many picnic benches. We also went up to the visitor centre and it was worth it. The young... More 

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Shannon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Get to know a little of the history before you visit and be prepared to stretch some truths to keep the kids entertained! We visited with 3 teenage boys are really had a ball (off the beaten track). Between the haunted house, the horses and the entrance to tír na n'óg, we really had a blast.

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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great to walk around with kids, full of place to explore and walk in. The scenery is well worth the drive towards Bruff.

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

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