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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 385 386
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Good day, but expected bit more

Beautiful scenery, location and exquisitely peaceful environment. Whereas we love these things... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
via mobile
Nestled in county Limerick, older than Stonehenge, is an ancient site of Ireland.

The lake is great - we used to swim there when we were small but it was deep and muddy so swimming... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Limerick, Ireland
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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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Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 385 386
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, location and exquisitely peaceful environment. Whereas we love these things, place seemed not to have reached its full potential as regards providing tourist amenities or facilities, which could easily be improved in a small way. Shop a tad expensive... but not off-putting. This...More

1  Thank BrianGGall
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The lake is great - we used to swim there when we were small but it was deep and muddy so swimming was limited. anyway -onto today - the visitor center is lovely and had more information about Limerick than i knew before. we saw...More

Thank HyHylli
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Great place to come on a sunny day and sit by the lake or take a walk around could definitely kill a few a hours. Grounds are well kept

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

lovely peaceful place,nice walks and fairy doors view of lake very striking and such a great place to talk and chat and catch up

Thank room965789
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Nice walk through Neolithic sites with narration. 8,000 years old! Don't forget to listen to the wonderful tales of Lake lore!

Thank uncavan
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Lough Gur is a unique site of about 6000 years old. It is nestled into the hill country east of Limerick and encompasses an ancient village site plus one of the oldest stone circles in the world. The artifacts and craftmenship of the people that...More

Thank Al W
Reviewed 16 June 2017

As part of Limerick climbing club we arranged a social outing to Lough Gur heritage area in the company of local volunteer guide Aine. What a fantastic experience from the history and folklore to the amazing setting and views. So much to see and take...More

1  Thank DaveMc747
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Don't miss this one. We toured the west of Ireland and although everything we saw was fantastic, the quaint historic Lough Gur almost eluded our search for something better. What a find!!! This fantastic, unspoiled hidden gem stands out in our already fantastic Irish experience....More

Thank Les P
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The visitor centre was very nice and the staff friendly and informative. The lake view is spectacular from the upper trail walk. Admission to the area is free, but there is a charge for the displays inside the centre. It is a great place for...More

1  Thank trvlwannab
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Very pretty. Family oriented. Short walks. Thought we would get around the lake but couldn't. Centre is clean and friendly. There is a charge to go into a display area. Didn't go in.

Thank LilianB1967
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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