Lough Gur Visitor Centre

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

Lough Gur Visitor Centre
4.5
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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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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 6 October 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 4 August 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 31 July 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 28 July 2020
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,000 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 20 July 2020
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Gerry D
Arklow35 contributions
Enhance your visit to Lough Gur
Jul 2020
The visitor centre at Lough Gur really is a must place to go to get an overall sense of this truly scenic spot.
It’s interactive , and includes an audio guide which provides great detail on the site itself, as well as which you take it with you as you walk to a vantage viewpoint. The staff on duty on the day we visited , Anne and Holly where most helpful and friendly, adding to the overall experience .
Overall if in Lough Gur a visit to the visitor centre is an essential part of the trip.
Written 17 July 2020
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emma m
5 contributions
A wonderful afternoon at Lough Gur
Jul 2020 • Family
Lough Gur is a must see for everyone if only for it's beautiful surrounding's or to learn some history. Enjoy the magical scenery or pop into the visitor center where the friendly staff are willing to share their love & knowledge for this wonderful part of the country.
Written 14 July 2020
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Joanna Marciniak
8 contributions
Laugh Gur
Feb 2020 • Family
An interesting historical place on the lake ideal for picnics and walks. Great for family and friends
Written 18 February 2020
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Chrisyberg
Canton, MI168 contributions
Very interesting and informative
Sep 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed visiting the center and outside even though it was cool and rainy. Very interesting archeological sites.
Written 9 February 2020
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Unab82
Paris, France5 contributions
Beautiful walk
Dec 2019 • Couples
A lovely walk with stunning views and charming details (fairies etc). We did not bother with visitor centre and, unfortunately, the lack of a feeling of welcome from staff at the reception and coffee area did not entice us further. Suggestion lose the headphones and don’t turn your back.
Written 9 January 2020
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