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Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 385 386
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Hidden Gem!

The Lough Gur Heritage centre is not to be missed. Situated in a stunning part of Ireland that has... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barb F
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Brisbane
Excellent

Astonishing hidden treasure and extremely helpful, knowledgeable staff in the visitor Centre made... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
milliekk
,
Kilkenny, Ireland
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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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“stone circle” (47 reviews)
“heritage centre” (30 reviews)
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Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
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+353 61 385 386
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"ring forts"
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"county limerick"
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Reviewed yesterday

The Lough Gur Heritage centre is not to be missed. Situated in a stunning part of Ireland that has been continuously inhabited for 6000 years there is something here for all the family......castle ruins, round house remains, a brilliant historical centre, a ancient stone circle,...More

Thank Barb F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Astonishing hidden treasure and extremely helpful, knowledgeable staff in the visitor Centre made my visit memorable, interesting and informative, the museum area and guided walk would keep all ages fascinated for hours. Museum guide went to enormous trouble to explain the exhibits, the walk highlights,...More

Thank milliekk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is run by volunteers and it a credit to them. A wonderful place to visit for all the family. Very informative and fun.

Thank Nicola L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Lough Gur yesterday with a group of about 53 high school students. Our teenagers were enthralled with our tour guides. My group was so large we asked to split in two and the boys had Brian the tour guide. He spent so much...More

Thank Ray O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hidden gem is found along little roads half an hour from Limerick city. 7000 years old ! A great visitors' centre and magnificent guides. We were a party of four ...my 85 year old father and my eleven year old grandsons.The guides entertained my...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We visited on a cold day but it’s a lovelykk little park and lake. We paid €15 for the family and that got us access to a great audio guide and the small museum. The grounds are free to use. We walked the 100 steps...More

Thank CanadianDeb
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We did not actually entered the visitor centre but we made all the way through hill and Fairy Woods. It is amazingly beautiful. Our kids and us absolutely enjoyed it. There are few benches on viewing points available. It is perfect place for picnic and...More

Thank Lena G
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My visit here was different in that I was not moving at my own pace so it was rushed but from what I saw it was lovely and very interesting. A good mix of interior and exterior points and exhibits of interest. The ticket price...More

Thank soloisbest
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a beautiful historic landmark in Limerick. It is lovely for relaxing but it is small so going for a walk doesn't last very long.

Thank etynan
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

On a recent trip to Limerick we had promised ourselves to visit Lough Gur for a walk as if like us you believe in the ancient spirits and ora of a location then you have to seek this place out and take a peaceful walk...More

1  Thank jp w
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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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Theresa F
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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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