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“Great views lovely family day out”

Lough Gur Visitor Centre
Ranked #4 of 79 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.
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Loughr Gur is great family day out a little bit of history in co limerick . The centre is good and sell ice creams etc . Out then you have the 100 steps fairy trail great for kids and if you feel up it it you can climb Loughrea Gur hill mountain . On a good day you can see for miles beautiful views. There is lovely walk both sides of the lake and picnic area . And if you meet a local ask them about the 7 year curse of the headless horse . Lovely day out take food drink as if centre closed no shop around.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Fairy houses.. beautiful lake and every tone of green! Just loved it! Hidden beauty. Must climb on that big hill

1  Thank Duygu S
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

Very well done. The museum itself is not much but the gardens and surrounding areas are very well done with minimal impact on the environment.

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Lough Gur once controlled by the Desmond's was at one time one of the most populated areas of Ireland during the Bronze Age. People have been in this area for over 6000 years and the history is amazing. The only disappointment in all of it is that the ruins of the Black Castle and Boishear Castle is on private farm land and the public are not able to see it up close first hand.

The visitor center is excellent and the staff are there to give you personal talks on the history of the area, how the area developed and how the area was settled. Once you have done the walking audio tour and you have walked around the lake and even climbed, if you're so inclined, Knockfennel then make sure you bring along a picnic for a very relaxing day out. There are public toilets available and the visitor center sells drinks and ice cream if you need a cold drink or snack.

What is perhaps most impressive is the Grange, the medieval tomb, the new church and the incredible beauty of the countryside. The land is lush and rich and farming is definitely the main industry in this area of the world.

Located back on the L500 about 3 miles in from R512 and about 3km from Bruff you are in for a fantastic day out. This is a great trip for the kids as this will give them some incredible history into the rich Irish culture reaching back 6000 years. Entry is free and the audio tour is 5 euros.

Enjoy your day out!

1  Thank Cary L
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

We just happen to drive by and decided to stop. It was pretty empty and a nice walk. We enjoyed the "fairy village" and the great views.

1  Thank krelltunez
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