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“One of Ireland's Gems”

Lough Gur Visitor Centre
Ranked #2 of 110 things to do in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“One of Ireland's Gems”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

A stunning and beautiful location, Ireland at its best. Since been taken over by local people Lough Gur has been redeveloped and is now a great attraction for both young and old. The walks and the views are spectacular. The staff, all local volunteers are extremely helpful, especially the lovely Aine who can tell you about John F Kennedys ancestral home in Bruff which is only a short drive away. Lough Gur is a jewel in the crown of Ireland.

Thank Paul D
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“This place is very beatiful. Plan a picnic if weather is good.”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Place is very very beautiful. There use to be settlement of man kind here thousands of years ago. There is beautuful lake. They have small acitivity centre where kids get an idea about how human being lives in the vicinty centuries ago.

There is small climb if you want ot have stunning view, though it can be skipped if you are challanged or not in mood to strain your muscles :-)

To reach there you will have to go through small road and hnece it will take little longer then anticipated.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank GauravMashruwala
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Redcar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Followed the trail with a very enjoyable walk on a sunny day. Most definitely worth a visit - Rosaleen and Siobhan very helpful and informative. Will pay a return visit next time in Ireland.

Thank Katieann_8
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Kilmallock, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Peaceful Place...”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Lovely peaceful place to relax and spend some time to recharge. Well worth the visit if you're in the area. No matter what the weather take some walking shoes, a picnic and your all set. The knowledgeable staff in the bright new visitors centre are very friendly, welcoming and helpful, especially Rosaleen and Heloise.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Da_Thumper
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Limerick, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Definately worth a visit!!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We went on the folklore walking tour today at Lough Gur where we were entertained by fairies, banshee's and Queen Aine and lots more, giving us some lovely stories and information about the history and folklore of Lough Gur and also some beautiful scenery. The walking tour takes about 2hrs and you finish up back at the visitors center where you can relax with a cup of tea/ coffee and have a look at the museum. A great day out for the family and great value for money. Very Enjoyable.

Visited May 2014
2 Thank dkms2012
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