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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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Great historical site made even better by the very knowledgable and helpful staff enjoyed our visit thoroughly

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great historical site made even better by the very knowledgable and helpful staff enjoyed our visit thoroughly

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Slingerlands, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to visit even in the rain. What a great archeological site. Be sure to visit the nearby (3km?) largest stone circle in Ireland and other close by related sites. Ver helpful staff. Our GPS didn't correctly bring us to the visitors center. Give a call and persist! You'll be glad you did.

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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lough Gur is only a short drive from Kilmallock and well worth the visit. It is a beautiful scenic and historical area. Lough Gur has plenty of walking tracks and much to discover. Staff at the Visitor Centre are very helpful. Just a lovely place to visit!!

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grandsons really enjoyed the fairy trail joy and excitement as they found each door and fairy. Brilliant

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite places in County Limerick. Beautiful place for a walk or picnic. The Heritage Centre is beautifully built in the style of a Stone Age building but with state of the art technology used to bring the area's history to life. Excellent staff. A must see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice but they need to make a food cafe here badly , its has a coffee machine thats it crazy and not with the times -- come on lim development agency kick some a s s guys ! tables chairs please and more food drinks cheers sy brown

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with a group of friends on a lovely October morning. Great guide and local historian took us around the place.

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limerick ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here in the new year for a walk went to the centre lovely friendly staff and clean place loads to see. Walked up the hill was great view and lovely walk

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ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Spent many a weekend afternoon here walking the trails, even climbed the hill one time, terrific views from up there.

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County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Beautiful place to visit if its a dry day. The new centre is very interesting and some lovely walks around the Lake.

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