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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 attraction

Lough Gur is such Beautiful attraction, excellent day out for anyone, families, couples, groups etc! The place is full of history, it has a great visitor centre and we really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shazice
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Galway
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lough Gur is such Beautiful attraction, excellent day out for anyone, families, couples, groups etc! The place is full of history, it has a great visitor centre and we really enjoyed our chat with Philip - the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly! We will definitely return again.

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North Rustico, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was great to be back to Lough Gur and this time see a new visitors centre. Info there is great. A little pricey though if you compare to other interpretation centres which would have a lot to display. This one has great information but is still a small centre. Friendly staff. The whole site though is lovely with parking area,... More 

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Thank Nathalie L
New Forest, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to pass a few hours with short walks (dog friendly). Nice visitor centre with tea/coffee machine(no cafe etc). Also helpful staff with suggestions about things to see etc. Worth a visit if in the area.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful, peaceful place. Well worth a visit. Friendly staff. Very good visitors centre. Easy walking paths around the lake & up the hill for fabulous views over the lake. A gorgeous visit overall. Dog friendly too.

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Thank Little_brown_cutie
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Congratulations to those who have set up and maintain the visitor centre. It is a credit to their work and judgment, and a thoroughly interesting place to visit. There is loads of information, well laid out loop walks, with numbers to enter into the useful audio guides. We went in April - a detour on the way from Limerick to... More 

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Thank annolimerick
Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where we take our visitors a theres something for everyone. we hike up the hill, paddle in the lake, visit the center and picnic in the trees. what more could you want.

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Thank GreenApron
Limerick
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenic walk in a historical location. Visitors centre is not always open so check times first. Golden vale drive also scenic.

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Thank Rosario F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Lough gur many many times. I have even walked on the lake when it froze 6 years ago...my chuldren love the fairy trail. It is always a different and unique experience when we visit. A fantastic spot for a picnic or BBQ.

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Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little gem you shouldn't miss if you're nearby. Spectacular views and loads of history to explore and enjoy.

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Thank Olov L
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice area to have a picnic or a short walk. Perfect for children. You need a good weather of course to enjoy

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