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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 385 386
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Family visit

Very good staff. Interactive displays, well laid out, archeological dig site for children to... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Mary D
County Limerick, Ireland
beautiful lake

We were here on a Bank Holiday Monday and after driving through very quiet country roads was amazed... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Teresa C
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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 May 2017

Very good staff. Interactive displays, well laid out, archeological dig site for children to " discover" treasures of the past. Amazing views out over the lake, fairy door trail, shop and coffee dock. Lovely walking / hiking base.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We were here on a Bank Holiday Monday and after driving through very quiet country roads was amazed that when we arrived at Lough Gur to find it packed. We used the very clean toilets and decided we would come back during the week sometime...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We stopped off here between Limerick and Cork just for a half hour break with friends. Nice friendly visitors centre. We told the ladies we were trying to get through to a restaurant in Cork and had no mobile signal and they let us use...More

2  Thank Jazmincleo
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice, small visitor center. Great historical interpretation of the area, only €4. The center also has soft drinks and ice cream for sale. The staff on the day we visited were very friendly and helpful.

Thank slocumdave
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Five stars for families. And, I climbed the hill with several other members of our party. There is a wonderful, volunteer group of people to explain the area, but even better, there is a portable information set to carry as you ramble through the walks....More

1  Thank Honey D
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is a historically significant but also magical place where you can feel the history dating back 5000 years and experience the otherworldly presence of fairies and ancients that lurk in the surrounding grounds and under the lake, and this coming from an avowed cynic....More

1  Thank Jane L
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Lough Gur is such Beautiful attraction, excellent day out for anyone, families, couples, groups etc! The place is full of history, it has a great visitor centre and we really enjoyed our chat with Philip - the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly! We will...More

1  Thank Shazice
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Was great to be back to Lough Gur and this time see a new visitors centre. Info there is great. A little pricey though if you compare to other interpretation centres which would have a lot to display. This one has great information but is...More

1  Thank Nathalie L
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to pass a few hours with short walks (dog friendly). Nice visitor centre with tea/coffee machine(no cafe etc). Also helpful staff with suggestions about things to see etc. Worth a visit if in the area.

2  Thank primroseryeland
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

A beautiful, peaceful place. Well worth a visit. Friendly staff. Very good visitors centre. Easy walking paths around the lake & up the hill for fabulous views over the lake. A gorgeous visit overall. Dog friendly too.

2  Thank Little_brown_cutie
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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