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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 385 386
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Pretty place but not much to do

Great if you are interested in history however not much to do and see here. Quiet and relaxing take... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Silke P
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Brisbane, Australia
needs a cafe/food sit down place

this place badly needs an eating place and cafe though you can get n icecream lol big deal and... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
itstheblimerick
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limerick
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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.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
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+353 61 385 386
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great if you are interested in history however not much to do and see here. Quiet and relaxing take a picnic lunch.

Thank Silke P
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

this place badly needs an eating place and cafe though you can get n icecream lol big deal and maybe a tea coffee from a machine it needs more

1  Thank itstheblimerick
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

This priceless small museum is privately run, and has outstanding guides. On display are (mostly replicas) of truly ancient artifacts, some dating from 6000 years ago, in the Paleolithic Age. Examples of tools and household goods made of stone, bronze and clay. Signage is very...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for kids to have fun and plenty for adults nice cafe hot tea/coffee we brought own food and fed ducks and birds kids loved ir looking forward to next day out

1  Thank mcaree153
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I liked the sites and the people there were very knowledgeable and friendly. It's a great way to see the historical side of Ireland.

Thank AnnVaughn
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Very professional exhibit about pre-historic Irish settlements; the best part is the stone circle nearby. We all touched the big stones (like Outlander) but didn't travel back in time. Still . . . it was fabulous.

1  Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Lough Mur is just beautiful, the scenery is stunning! We did the audio walking tour and loved the walking trails and listening to the history and hearing some folk tales! The staff were very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. We spent about 1.5 hours there and...More

Thank AussieTravellers75
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Lough Gur is a hidden gem. The views of the lough & surrounds are spectacular. The walks are scenic & full of surprise The exhibition is excellent, very informative whilst the staff are very friendly & knowledgeable.

1  Thank oldfreobloke
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Good weather is key to getting the most of out this scenic location. Lough Gur is accessible by car, with plenty of parking space. It's a lovely place to go dog walking or to have a picnic (there are tables and benches). Definitely make time...More

Thank Tara R
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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
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MMTarbox
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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
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Aleksandra F
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Response from LRyans | Reviewed this property |
Not completely. It's a shame, lots would love it.
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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
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