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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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Gorgeous scenery and views and really interesting history

Recommend a visit. Staff very friendly and informative. Lots to learn about stone age/bronze age culture in the region. The scenery was fantastic.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 March 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Recommend a visit. Staff very friendly and informative. Lots to learn about stone age/bronze age culture in the region. The scenery was fantastic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The lake is great with many walks around it and good areas for picnics, wouldnt waste money on the visitor centre however there are lots of free ruins etc around the local area, dont bother with fishing the lake most fish are now gone.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

I went here as part of a school trip a few years ago and I didnt find it very interesting and that there was not much to see. However the area by the lough is a nice walk

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2011

Informative & well set up. beautiful scenery & nice place to walk & recharge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

You know those Pioneer Villages that you can find near most any major center in North America. With the log cabins, and the mill, the blacksmith, etc. This attraction makes them look like children's school projects. It gives real insight into how the early Irish lived. And it's huge. It surrounds the Loch. (lake) You can spend an entire day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

Did not get to the visitor center but we did stop at some of the sites. This is something to see especially if you are into history. An awesome sight to see structures from 2000bc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

Lough Gur Development have just taken over the management of Lough Gur Heritage Centre. The centre will now be staffed by local volunteers. We visited last weekend and were very impressed. We watched a video presentation and then there was a tour given of the exhibits by local historian Michael Quinlan. Michael is an excellent speaker and a fount of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

Wonderful views from the top of the hill over the lough but don't bother to pay in at the heritage centre, all it gives you is entrance into an audio visual film, everything else is free anyway! The ladies in the centre were very nice but very hard to justify the fee, plus you'll be met with a request by... More 

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Tamworth, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2009

Just got back from a terrific time at Desmond Lodge, Lough Gur. The scenery is breathtaking, and the welcome fantastic. Close to all the tourist attractions, we had a great time. From wandering around Lough Gur itself, visiting Bunratty Castle and the old village to listening to tales of Ireland from a local "auld woman", to sitting by the river... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2008

Visited LoughGur in June this year ,it was a lovely experience We stayed at Desmond Lodge bed and breakfast A really .grand place.The accommodation food and everything about the place was excellent and not expensive.When you visit Lough Gur .If you are staying in the locality ,iI REALLY DO RECCOMMEND desmond lodge

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