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“Incredible Service, Great History”

Lough Gur Visitor Centre
Ranked #3 of 112 things to do in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Though I'm only a teenager not typically interested in history, this was an incredible experience. To begin, I would like to point out the INCREDIBLE staff they have here. I feel awful for forgetting the name of the woman who showed me around the museum (I believe it was Áine, like the queen of the fairies), but regardless, she was wonderful. She showed such enthusiasm and made everyone's experience a fun and knowledgeable one. Everything was clean and well kept, and the sights are as stunning as ever. The simplistic beauty of Lough Gur with the service around it made an experience to remember. I would HIGHLY suggest going.

1  Thank Shane K
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Made particularly enjoyable by the very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic staff in the visitor centre.

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Lough Gur and it's Visitor Center (and Volunteer Staff) was a highlight on our recent trip to visit ancient, sacred and megalithic sites of Ireland. The volunteers at the Visitor Center couldn't have been more inviting or engaging as they shared voluminous information about the area: the historical timeline of Lough Gur to the lore of the Fairies there, the Fairy Tree and Hill. The small hike up the steps to the to Hangman's Rock was invigorating in the cool air that yielded a spectacular view. I wish we had days there instead of mere hours to visit the Ring Fort and Castle. 11/2013

1  Thank Colleen N
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Our kids really enjoyed this centre but display area was small and if more crowded would have made it difficult to enjoy. Overpriced for what you get compared to King John's Castle which is a significantly larger place to go.

Thank Niall R
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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful place for young and old alike nice little walk ways with animals allowed. It's best taken in with its wonderful views on a sunny day. And a great little place for a picnic. :)

Thank Mairead H
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