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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 385 386
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Incredible Service, Great History

Though I'm only a teenager not typically interested in history, this was an incredible experience... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2013
Shane K
,
Croom, Ireland
nice for a stroll

Made particularly enjoyable by the very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic staff in the visitor... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2013
paulchurchxxx
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London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
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+353 61 385 386
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Though I'm only a teenager not typically interested in history, this was an incredible experience. To begin, I would like to point out the INCREDIBLE staff they have here. I feel awful for forgetting the name of the woman who showed me around the museum...More

1  Thank Shane K
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Made particularly enjoyable by the very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic staff in the visitor centre.

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Lough Gur and it's Visitor Center (and Volunteer Staff) was a highlight on our recent trip to visit ancient, sacred and megalithic sites of Ireland. The volunteers at the Visitor Center couldn't have been more inviting or engaging as they shared voluminous information about the...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Our kids really enjoyed this centre but display area was small and if more crowded would have made it difficult to enjoy. Overpriced for what you get compared to King John's Castle which is a significantly larger place to go.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Wonderful place for young and old alike nice little walk ways with animals allowed. It's best taken in with its wonderful views on a sunny day. And a great little place for a picnic. :)

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

It is a beautiful scenic place. Views from the top is spectacular well worth the small hike up. Staff were very informative of the history of the area, and very friendly. Will go and visit again when in the area.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

So interesting, loved walking the hill to the top for a great view of the lake. Annette gave some great stories on the history she made it well worth the cost to get in to the visitor center. The staff were help full answering all...More

1  Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We had never heard of Lough Gur until our B&B host mentioned it, but it was a highlight of our whole trip. The scenery is beautiful, and you can enjoy it walking around in peace and quiet with no crowds, while hearing wonderful stories provided...More

Thank FAR63
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Beautiful Lake and hike. Staff fun and so knowledgeable about the history of the Lake and surroundings. Many stories from Stone Age to present. A newly opened Heritage Center with lots of interaction and even "dress up" costumes to play with. My son (39) and...More

Thank Merry W
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

This place was a bit hard to find (due to lack of signs) but it is well worth the find! Once you find the cat house at the intersection, turn left and follow that road until you see a sign on the left. Amazing views...More

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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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