Lough Gur Visitor Centre

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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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Mitchtravels
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Family
Always love visiting Lough Gur and have done for many years.
It's a fab place.
However I wouldn't reccomend the museum as it is overpriced for how small it is.
Just visit Lough Gur grounds are free and plenty to see.
They now have a coffee van there which is a nice addition.
You use to he able to go kayaking not sure if they are still operating? Shame as that was a cool.activity on the lake.
Written 20 April 2022
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Cailín Éire
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
Couples
This is a great spot to visit, lovely walks and if your brave climb the 130 steps to view the lough, amazing view and well worth the trek up to the top, lots of seating when you climb so you can rest and take it all in. Staff member in the museum so helpful and friendly a lovely welcoming lady.
Written 25 March 2022
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rdzennmd
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We visited Lough Gur in early September, and were given a wonderful and informative tour by Siobhan, and she was delightful, particularly in describing the history and legends related to the stone circle. Having seen and enjoyed other historical settings on our trip, we thought our experience at Lough Gur was at the top of our list of experiences. Definitely worthwhile and underrated, with the local volunteers committed to preserving an important part of the Irish heritage.
Written 17 December 2021
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Jessica R
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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 6 October 2021
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Aidan W
Shannon, Ireland321 contributions
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 27 September 2021
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Michael W
Cork, Ireland2 contributions
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 25 September 2021
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WaterfordGuy
Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland87 contributions
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 31 August 2021
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Dawn T
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
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 19 June 2021
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Mary M
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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
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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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