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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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its a must see lough gur

chilax & enjoy the fabulous scenery & when you are finished a 5 minit drive to the village of bruff where you will find everything bars supermarket bake house restaurant takeaways... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

chilax & enjoy the fabulous scenery & when you are finished a 5 minit drive to the village of bruff where you will find everything bars supermarket bake house restaurant takeaways ect ect & dont forget to go down to the river & feed the ducks. ENJOY!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This visit was really fun! Informative and self guided, you could explore the gorgeous area at your own pace with an audio tour. The visitor center and museum are fun and highly interactive. The staff are bright and friendly as well!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Interesting visit and opportunity to read about the history and significance of the settlement. Nice views, plenty of chances to walk and take photos of the surroundings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Highly recommended - beautiful feeling and relaxed space. Love the new fairy houses and village. Don't forget the standing stones circle on the other side of the Lough and visit the old church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you can get a fine day the walk here is lovely with lovely scenery around the lake and an abundance of flowers plants ect in bloom along with the majestic swans on the water. The visitor center and museum are quaint and nice for both Irish people and tourists and more than worth the 5 euro in. A lovely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great place for tourists as getting there is just as scenic as when you are there! Home to a lot of Irish native species, Lough Gur does Ireland proud when tourists come to visit! A great day out for everyone of all ages and a great sense of culture!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

GPS tried to get us lost, but managed to find this place anyway. Totally amazing place. The views were amazing. Definitely get the audio guides for more information on the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

An outstanding walk, views are breathtaking, we pushed our father in a wheelchair. There is a small museum in the buildings and toilets, you can also get ice creams and a few other items

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Being born in the United States I have never been able to stand on the ground of great, great ancestors, until now. Visiting this site brought a rush of adrenaline for me as I knew I was treading where my ancestors had thousands of years ago. The site is very quite, peaceful, and the views are breath taking. It seemed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Recently visited Lough Gut with some Dutch visitors. It has been a place that I have visited many times but it never gets boring. The lake is tucked in to the side of a hill where the sun set is just like a post card. Well worth a visit. Free car parking . Visitors Center. Good for all ages

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