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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

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Address: Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
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+353 61 385 386
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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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Beautiful place to visit if its a dry day. The new centre is very interesting and some lovely walks around the Lake.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Bridget M
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County Limerick, Ireland
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County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Beautiful place to visit if its a dry day. The new centre is very interesting and some lovely walks around the Lake.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Laugh Gur Is a great day out. The visitor centre is great and has a lovely cafe. Definitely worth a visit. You should make sure to have enough time to visit the grounds especially if you are visiting on a fine day

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great for a walk around at any time of the year if the weather is any way favorable, from the 100 steps and the great views to all the benches where one can sit down..

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Carlow, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stumbled across Lough Gur while driving, its a twisty road to get to but the views are well worth it. We were here in January and although quite cold and foggy the view is still great and worth the 100 step climb. Be careful on wet days as steps can be quite slippy and mucky, fairy area is great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Visited lough gur heritage centre and surroundings with my husband. Amazing location on crannog,stone circles and fairies.....Philip in Heritage centre was extremely enlightening and helpful....Grange stone circle ( short drive up the road) is the largest stone circle in ireland and amazing to visit....reardens PUB nearby does a good old fashioned lunch very well....will definately come back .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very worth the trip to hire a car and get to this location. It's truly a destination off the beaten path. I loved the peace and remoteness of it. The highlights after obtaining a map from the visitor center were: the spectacles stones, 110 stone steps, beautiful viewing points of the lake, Bouchier's Castle, the giant' grave megalithic tomb, New... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Well worth a visit. See how our ancient ancestors lived and in such a beautiful setting. Pathways all around with benches at the top of the hill to view the lake. Visitor centre is a replica of settlement. So interesting to see how people lived and survived. Friendly locals.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Visited last Tuesday with the winter sun in the clear sky.Very helpful "guide" in visitor centre.Headphone's narrative stirs the imagination.If you cannot apply your imagination,you will miss out alot.View from Carrig Aille stunning.Largest stone circle in Ireland on Limerick Rd a must see.

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County Clare, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

From the moment we got there it was a disaster, left waiting past our time to see Santa while we were waiting we could hear the people in the next room talking and then when we did none of the information we provided was told to the children and they both got girls presents (I have 2 boys) when we... More 

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a wonderful place, especially if you catch it at a quiet time when the staff have time to talk to you and the experience can feel a little more authentic. With crowds, it loses a lot of it's charm.

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