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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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Beautiful hidden gem

Spend a lovely few hours roaming around Lough Gur, it is a beautiful tranquil place that I never knew existed. On arriving we were greeted by Philip who explained we would get a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
Annette F
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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great place to go with family especially kids.You would want to be fairly active,because there is a lot of walking and climbing.The visitor centre is a real let down because the little coffee shop is not fit for purpose. A lot of public money has been spent on this historical location, so I would have thought something better than a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Spend a lovely few hours roaming around Lough Gur, it is a beautiful tranquil place that I never knew existed. On arriving we were greeted by Philip who explained we would get a set of head phones with our entry fee to the visitors centre. The audio guide gives you lots of information as you walk along the pathways and... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

First thing to know about this place is that you need to be physically fit to see the outdoor exhibits on site, not to mention the equally excellent archaeological remains in the surrounding area (listed on the map you'll get). The centre is small but has a nice museum and enthusiastic, knowledgeable, down to earth guides to talk you round... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Wonderful place worth seeing. Perfect for families, friends and couples. I have not visited heritage centre, but all area is worth being there. View on lake and green nature is perfect place to relax. I visited this place in afternoon, with accompany of sunset. You do not need a lot of time to enjoy your visit. If you want to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Lough Gur is a fascinating site set in a beautiful landscape, with an amazing and ancient history. Our sincere thanks to Brian in the visitor centre for his time and attention, and for an absorbing glimpse into the past.

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Thank MumblingNerd
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Peaceful area with lovely views and interesting spots. Great place for families to chill and explore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoy reading about the places we are visiting, so we paid to see their exhibit. It was nothing fancy, but gave me a better understanding and appreciation for the area. If your not a history geek, then just take your free map and go see the stops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We wanted to see the stone circle and got lost. We were sent to Lough Gur. We actually saw the stone circle first. I found it to be very spiritual. We didn't have time to walk in Lough Gur, but will return.

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Thank Susie A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

There is beautiful walks around Lough Gur Visitor centre. There are activities for children both inside and outside the visitors centre. Suitable to bring bikes and scooters. Great place for a picnic and to find out about local history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This site was recommended to us. We were very happy with our visit. The staff was knowledgable and very helpful. They recommended visits to additional sites just off the property. Each visitor is given an audio player that allows each person to go at his or her own pace. It was very interesting.

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