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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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Fabulous place to learn history about the ancients

The view, the walking trail with audio interpretation, the docent at the site, it was all very informative and helpful in getting an overview for our trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The view, the walking trail with audio interpretation, the docent at the site, it was all very informative and helpful in getting an overview for our trip.

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County Limerick, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

staff in visitor centre had no clue about any questions I asked them.i asked them about a stone walled garden about 200 metres from the visitor centre and they were completely lost.the best thing about it was the toilet block which was spotless

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Limerick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Lough Gur Visitor Centre is a very enjoyable and peaceful place to spend an afternoon. It is set in one of the most scenic places in Limerick and brings history of the locality to life. Well worth a visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This site is a great look back at 6000 years of Irish history. The staff is amazing and will walk you through the inside exhibit if asked. Some of the sites are on a walking tour while others need to be driven to. See the grange stone circle. It's amazing.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

called here on a lovely sunny day. great walks and a gift shop where you can get a coffee and bring it outside near the lake. great spot to bring a picnic on a nice sunny day. plenty space for kids to run around. relaxing watching the swans swimming in the lake.must go back and do the full walks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is amazing. Lough Gur has to be one of the most significant ancient sites in Ireland. It's almost difficult to take in all the history, spanning back to 3000BC, and the incredible scenery. We did the walk, with an audio guide, starting at the visitor centre. There was a perfect mix of fascinating history about how people lived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Not a lot of people know about the Lough Gur . It is one of Ireland's most important place .Humans have lived near Lough Gur since about 3000 BC ... Great place to discover the history, mythology and culture. I renew my connection with nature and open up to the Source of creative energy here.Thank you Rosaleen for guided tour!!!... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I went to Lough Gur today for the first time even though I have been living in Limerick for the last 10 years. The place is naturally breathtaking but given the amazing history and archeology doubly so. While a visit to the main attractions is interesting in and of itself I would highly recommend heading to the heritage centre first... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

First time in Lough Gur and to be honest it took my breath away. Fantastic place, very well maintained and the staff are extremely helpful. Has a beautiful peaceful air to it. Well worth a visit.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Limerick Institute of Technology used a field trip to Lough Gur as an authentic learning experience in mathematics for transition year students. This was the final day of a ten session Successful Transitions programme on mathematics. The students were surprised and enthralled to discover the mathematics they had learned in every aspect of the history, archaeology and natural environment in... More 

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