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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 385 386
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Great day out

So worth a visit. This is an activity day out with walks, historic talk, coffee shop, picnic area... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Limerick, Ireland
Stroll around

Took a trip out from Limerick and arrived quite late but still had a nice walk around the grounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irish C
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stone circle” (44 reviews)
“heritage centre” (30 reviews)
“audio guide” (17 reviews)
Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 385 386
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So worth a visit. This is an activity day out with walks, historic talk, coffee shop, picnic area and even hidden gems where you can see a giant's grave and a real Stone Circle. Even for a local this is amazing!

Thank mocronin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a trip out from Limerick and arrived quite late but still had a nice walk around the grounds, we were met by many ducks and swans a scene that really is Ireland at its best with lovely back drop of mountain and island

Thank Irish C
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This must see attraction is about 25 min drive from Limerick city .This is a really beautiful lake with Non tiring walks and 2 beautiful trails. Nice visitor centre with amazing lady at reception.Tea,Coffee,beverages,ice creams all there at no extra price.Small but informative museum. If...More

Thank Naureen Y
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Visited the Heritage Centre and a very informative guide "Kate" gave us a very nice overview of the place. We found the acoustic guides well worth listening to. Two thumbs up!

Thank pattyhb121
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

5500 years of history that has an excellent audio guide (only a few euro). Go through the visitor centre as well. Walk around and listen to the legends. Well worth the time. Then get in your car and go and see the ring forts, old...More

Thank MossmanJoe
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The guided walk is interesting. Lots of folklore here. There are swans in the lake and great picture opportunities around the lake. It's small so not a full day. A good break from driving.

Thank 18marilyn
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great place for a walk. Especially on a good day. Could do with a more interesting visitor centre. Outdoors is enjoyable. Cant help but feel the place could be pm much more given the history and scenery.

Thank GP F
Reviewed 22 September 2017

When we visited there were very few people around, which made the experience better. The staff person was more than helpful. There are clean toilet facilities within the centre. We then explored the grounds and gardens beside the lake. It was a peaceful and pleasant...More

Thank Salty2010
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The Lake is beautiful as are the Grounds. We were lucky to be traveling with a very knowledgeable guide who brought us back in History.

Thank PatK27
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Took a detour to here to break a long journey and was so glad we did. Wonderful walk along the walk and up through the forest. Kids were delighted to spot fairies! The view at the top was definitely worth the 110 steps! Visitors centre...More

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11 April 2017|
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Response from LimerickLadyA | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. Unfortunately due to the present bus strike the only way to get from Bunratty to Lough Gur is either with a car or by taxi. If you do get an opportunity to come to Lough Gur please let us know and we will do our... More
Aleksandra F
12 July 2016|
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Response from LRyans | Reviewed this property |
Not completely. It's a shame, lots would love it.
Theresa F
14 September 2015|
Response from patrick l | Reviewed this property |
private car, Dan Dooley car rental , by foot where we parked there was plenty of spaces , no cost went around noon