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Address: Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 385 386
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Lough Gur Heritage Centre is a community run tourist attraction telling the...

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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Wonderful window to ancient past

Visited last Tuesday with the winter sun in the clear sky.Very helpful "guide" in visitor centre.Headphone's narrative stirs the imagination.If you cannot apply your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mel O
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited last Tuesday with the winter sun in the clear sky.Very helpful "guide" in visitor centre.Headphone's narrative stirs the imagination.If you cannot apply your imagination,you will miss out alot.View from Carrig Aille stunning.Largest stone circle in Ireland on Limerick Rd a must see.

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County Clare, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the moment we got there it was a disaster, left waiting past our time to see Santa while we were waiting we could hear the people in the next room talking and then when we did none of the information we provided was told to the children and they both got girls presents (I have 2 boys) when we... More 

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place, especially if you catch it at a quiet time when the staff have time to talk to you and the experience can feel a little more authentic. With crowds, it loses a lot of it's charm.

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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

chilax & enjoy the fabulous scenery & when you are finished a 5 minit drive to the village of bruff where you will find everything bars supermarket bake house restaurant takeaways ect ect & dont forget to go down to the river & feed the ducks. ENJOY!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visit was really fun! Informative and self guided, you could explore the gorgeous area at your own pace with an audio tour. The visitor center and museum are fun and highly interactive. The staff are bright and friendly as well!

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Thank Gabsilla
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting visit and opportunity to read about the history and significance of the settlement. Nice views, plenty of chances to walk and take photos of the surroundings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended - beautiful feeling and relaxed space. Love the new fairy houses and village. Don't forget the standing stones circle on the other side of the Lough and visit the old church.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

If you can get a fine day the walk here is lovely with lovely scenery around the lake and an abundance of flowers plants ect in bloom along with the majestic swans on the water. The visitor center and museum are quaint and nice for both Irish people and tourists and more than worth the 5 euro in. A lovely... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Great place for tourists as getting there is just as scenic as when you are there! Home to a lot of Irish native species, Lough Gur does Ireland proud when tourists come to visit! A great day out for everyone of all ages and a great sense of culture!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

GPS tried to get us lost, but managed to find this place anyway. Totally amazing place. The views were amazing. Definitely get the audio guides for more information on the area.

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