Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur Visitor Centre, Limerick: Address, Phone Number, Lough Gur Visitor Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Lough Gur Visitor Centre
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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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Jessica R
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History and Beauty
Oct 2021 • Couples
We arrived at Lough Gur on our first day in Ireland and it was a great way to kick off the trip. We paid for the 2.5 hour guided tour and it was totally worth it. Aine was informative and entertaining.
Written October 6, 2021
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Aidan W
Shannon, Ireland301 contributions
An excellent place to visit
Sep 2021 • Friends
12 of us visited Lough Gur today - 27/09/2021 - and we enjoyed it so much. Unfortunately the weather was not the best, so we stayed in the interpretative centre.
We were given a talk by Philip about the history including artefacts that were found in the locality dating thousands of years e. g. Pottery, copper shields etc. It was a great and knowledgeable talk by Philip and we left completely delighted that we chose Lough Gur for our visit. Thank you Philip and Gemma.
Written September 27, 2021
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Michael W
Cork, Ireland2 contributions
A great day out for all the family!
Sep 2021
Our first visit (after many years on our to-do list) and it did not disappoint. What a beautiful, mystical, and special place Lough Gur is. You could feel the history - especially with excellent guide Siobhán who made everything come to life in a warm and accessible way for all age groups (from 9 to 73 and a few in between). We were fascinated by the magnificent Grange Stone Circle, beautiful ruined New Church, curious Wedge Tomb, and glimpses of Bolin Island crannóg, pigeon house, and Bourchier's Castle. The small visitor centre with its interesting displays evoked some of the many stories of this place - thanks to Anne for the warm welcome. And the coffee kiosk was perfectly located to stop by during our visit. Climbing more than 100 steps up the hill gave us a breathtaking last look across Lough Gur at sunset. Highly recommend a visit - the guided tour was excellent and very enjoyable.
Written September 25, 2021
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WaterfordGuy
Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland65 contributions
Lack of information.
Aug 2021 • Couples
Lough Gur was on our list of daytrips for this summer. According to the website, there is an option for guided tours. Two weeks ago, I emailed the visitor centre enquiring about the availability of guided tours and got no reply.

Having no plans last weekend, we decided to go anyway. We were very disappointed to discover on a beautiful, sunny August weekend that there was no guided tour on offer. I understand that there wasn't a guide available but the person at reception gave no help or advice as to where to begin our visit or what to look out for. Very unhelpful.

The site has great potential and is a beautiful area with so much significant history to it. It's a pity that there was a lack of information in our case.
Written August 31, 2021
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Dawn T
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Stunningly beautiful
Jun 2021
My first time to visit here, and all I can say is WOW, this site has it all, history and mystery, and so much to see and do. Coffee in visitors centre is a must and all staff are so friendly and welcoming, ( They obviously enjoy working here) Great start to our Staycation, now , where to next xx
Written June 19, 2021
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Mary M
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Lough Gur a real find
Sep 2020
Back in early Sept myself and my 2 sisters went to Limerick for the week-end. We visited Lough Gur and did the guided tour. Aine Barry, our guide, made it all so interesting and was so enthusiastic about Lough Gur it was infectious. She even forwarded on information on parts of the tour we were particularly interested in. The Stone Circle was amazing and we hope to return for the summer solstice next year. Lough Gur was a real find and so well run and maintained by the local community. Mary
Written October 6, 2020
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Lowry G
6 contributions
Lough Gur Heritage Centre
Aug 2020 • Friends
Spend a few hours here a really nice place to come earlier in the day and have a picnic, suitable for all ages for walking the scenery is beautiful and very peaceful.
Written August 4, 2020
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greengirlGalway
Galway, Ireland23 contributions
Must see!
Jul 2020 • Family
What an amazing surprise! We loved our experience here. Anne at reception was warm and welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful! She advised us to do the walk first before the heritage centre. She even advised me to change my shoes which I was very grateful of! We took a picnic to have at the top to soak in the vista. There's a fab fairy village at the top too which is always a plus with kids! The playground is lovely with loads for all ages. The heritage centre is lovely and well laid out, Anne took the time to show us around it. She also told me about all the other must see sites nearby. Id recommend getting a map and a self guided tour for info. Its well worth the money. There's a lovely archaeological dig for kids, great entertainment for the kids while the parents read their history lesson!
Written July 31, 2020
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tracy m
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Stunning location
Jul 2020 • Family
This is a stunningly beautiful spot. We visited for the first time today. Beautiful location beside a lake with plenty of spots to have lunch. We met Philip who was honestly so helpful and pleasant. He recommended more places for us to visit. We are already planning our next visit. Great value for money and plenty of parking. Highly recommend.
Written July 28, 2020
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,330 contributions
Beautiful Lake but the Visitors Centre is Tiny
Jul 2020 • Solo
A very small visitors centre staffed by a warm, friendly lady who took the time on a busy Saturday to take me around the exhibits herself.
There are artefacts found locally, a copy of the wonderful Lough Gur shield and some other interesting display boards describing the Archaeological digs in the area and what was found. It won't take you long to look around.
Then you get a headset with 15 stops to explore outside around the lake. I found that really interesting.
Written July 20, 2020
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