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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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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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My family and I enjoyed a lovely visit to Lough Gur heritage Park we had a fantastic time walking around and listening to the old folk stories and climbing the hills in this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
John D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a lovely visit to Lough Gur heritage Park we had a fantastic time walking around and listening to the old folk stories and climbing the hills in this stunningly beautiful Park also there are loads of areas to have a picnic

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived late afternoon on a stunning day, were captivated by the Lough and the fabulous views,walking up the steps to see the fairies!... missed them but at the visitors centre we did find Aine, who gave us a superb potted history peppered with stories told in a way that only the Irish can tell! Worth every penny.

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Klagenfurt, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always good for a walk on a sunny day - I am Austrian we do love to take walks. The heritage stuff around the lake are also cool to visit.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I are from Limerick city but this was the first time visiting this attraction. The scenery, history and overall experience was incredible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too distant from Limerick city but some of the drive was on quiet narrow roads. We visited on a very sunny day so the Lough and hillsides looked glorious. There is a hundred step climb to a hill top with a view over the Lough Gur. Overall the area is limited as much of the surrounding land is in... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid a visit to the wonderful Lough Gur Visitor with my partner, a lovely place to visit. Fantastic viewing points of the lake and I would recommend the audio units that can be rented for a €5 fee at the Visitors Centre. Along with the little map they give you a fanacinating insight into the history and folklore of the... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere, Great view from Heritage Centre of the lake. You will learn a lot about the history of Lough Gur inside the Heritage Centre which includes a audio guide that you can take out along your walk up the 110 steps. Very Friendly Staff. Been here in the Winter Months and Summer truly a remarkable place.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day I visited Lough Gur the weather was mild and quiet , had a very relaxing walk around the lake , called to the shop and payed 5 euros to see the audio guide packed with ,historical information and visitor Centre is worth a look loads of intresting items to see, nice picnic area along the lake front ,with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being no 1 attraction in Limerick you would expect a place packed with great scenery and attractions. To be honest this place is the opposite. Dull and quite boring theres not much to walk to. Going inside cost €5+ which in my mind is very expensive. Something like Clare Glen is much nicer and not many people know about it.

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Kildare, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited in July with 2 adults and 2 kids aged 10 & 13. We were looking for a stop off for our trip to Kerry, somewhere to stretch our legs and have a picnic. There are numerous picnic benches dotted around a lake with scenic views and some ducks. Toilets are easy to find in the Carpark. Upon... More 

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