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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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A wonderful experience!

This experience is not to be missed. We thoroughly enjoyed doing the self-guided walking tour to learn the history and stories of Lough Gur. It's a beautiful setting on the side... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This experience is not to be missed. We thoroughly enjoyed doing the self-guided walking tour to learn the history and stories of Lough Gur. It's a beautiful setting on the side of Lough Gur. The flora is identified along the way and also tells a story. Wander the Visitor Experience center to see and hear more about the people and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

For a stroll around the lake, it can be great if the weather is good. The actual sight is disappointing though, as is the small museum. Some screens were closed when we were there and thus we were allowed to enter for free. This made it ok value for money... But, bring a picnic and you'll be able to spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a great family day out. Lovely walks, visitor centre was great, staff were lovely and helpful. €15 for a family and the stories on the head pieces were really interesting and gave a real insight into the history of the area. Lovely walks around the lake. We plan to bring a picnic and spend the day the next... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Visited Lough Gur yesterday on a sunny Irish day. The setting with the lake and the hills and all the history is beautiful. There are some short hikes to several of the historic sites - some beside the lake; some on the hill above the visitor center, and some on the drive on the road into the visitor center. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a really informative place and ideal for learning more about Ireland's history. Easy to walk about and a good place to spend time looking around and having a picnic and/or an ice cream on a nice day

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful location outside the rush of a city. It takes you back, helps center you again. Very helpful staff. Enjoyed their suggestions on other nearby sites as well such as the new church and stone circle.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

When we arrived, we were told about the exhibition, but the staff were very restrained and merely offered it as a possible activity, or we could just enjoy walking around the site. We chose the walk! However, disappointingly, you can only walk around a very limited part of the lake. It would have been nice to go all around it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I found this place on TA when we ran out of things to see in Limerick, and I'm so glad I did! The visitor centre was closing shortly after we arrived so we didn't get to go in, but we so enjoyed walking around the water and taking in the stunning scenery. We got lucky with a beautiful day, though... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We had a very interesting time at the visitor centre and learned about the settlers of Lough Gur from Neolithic times up to the present day. An audio guided tour takes you to a look out point and explains the historical significance of the area. Folklore stories are also told. A map is issued and a driving tour is recommended... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a lovely visit to Lough Gur heritage Park we had a fantastic time walking around and listening to the old folk stories and climbing the hills in this stunningly beautiful Park also there are loads of areas to have a picnic

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