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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 385 386
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Wonderful family day out

Visited Lough Gur with my family in August, we did the audio tour which was a mix of a ancient... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KonasTaw2
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Limerick, Ireland
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Great family day out

Visited Lough Gur with 2 kids today and had a most enjoyable time. Great views, lovely visitor... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wheret0g0
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Ireland
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
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+353 61 385 386
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited Lough Gur with my family in August, we did the audio tour which was a mix of a ancient Irish history with a bit of lore and legend thrown in for good measure. The kids really enjoyed it and the staff were a mine...More

Thank KonasTaw2
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited Lough Gur with 2 kids today and had a most enjoyable time. Great views, lovely visitor centre with the most helpful staff. Hightly recommend the audio tour - great spot for a picnic.

Thank wheret0g0
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loughr Gur is great family day out a little bit of history in co limerick . The centre is good and sell ice creams etc . Out then you have the 100 steps fairy trail great for kids and if you feel up it it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairy houses.. beautiful lake and every tone of green! Just loved it! Hidden beauty. Must climb on that big hill

Thank Duygu S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well done. The museum itself is not much but the gardens and surrounding areas are very well done with minimal impact on the environment.

Thank Emelynthehorse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lough Gur once controlled by the Desmond's was at one time one of the most populated areas of Ireland during the Bronze Age. People have been in this area for over 6000 years and the history is amazing. The only disappointment in all of it...More

Thank Cary L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just happen to drive by and decided to stop. It was pretty empty and a nice walk. We enjoyed the "fairy village" and the great views.

Thank krelltunez
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Lough Gur Heritage Centre today. Packed with great information about centuries of Irish living. Besides the audio information tour, one of the docents at the museum gave us a guided personal tour through the displays. She answered all our...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting. Lovely views and very beautiful countryside. A great educational experience. The staff were very helpful and even assisted us with finding accommodation. A lovely afternoon.

Thank Dietmar K
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Had Lough Gur tagged as a place to stop for a quick look while traveling through Ireland. Found it to be way more than I imaged with various ruins and spectacular views. Staff at visitor center very helpful. Glad we made this part of our...More

Thank Melissa H
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MMTarbox
April 10, 2017|
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Response from LimerickLadyA | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. Unfortunately due to the present bus strike the only way to get from Bunratty to Lough Gur is either with a car or by taxi. If you do get an opportunity to come to Lough Gur please let us know and we will do our... More
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Aleksandra F
July 12, 2016|
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Response from LRyans | Reviewed this property |
Not completely. It's a shame, lots would love it.
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Theresa F
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Response from patrick l | Reviewed this property |
private car, Dan Dooley car rental , by foot where we parked there was plenty of spaces , no cost went around noon
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