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“Stunning peaceful 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 22 June 2018

Bring the picnic and on a summers day, you will spend the entire day with the kids. Loads of space to run, climb, paddle...just stunning

Thank Anne Marie E
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

A truly peaceful place. Informative visitors centre. Short walks. If you are Into photography then this is the place for you. Picnic spots a plenty. Great place for all the family.

Thank waccerwag
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Really helpful staff. The grounds are beautiful. We were so glad that we included Lough Gur in our travel plans. Our first day back in Ireland - and felt the magic right away.

Thank Wahnie
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We visited Lough Gur at the recommendation of our host at Adare Country House. What a find! For anyone who is interested in early Irish history, this property is a must visit. There were many interesting exhibits about the archaeological history of the area. In addition, there were several interesting walks this included trips through fairy villages that will delighted children.

There were picnic benches available and some really amazing views. The roads getting their were bit of a challenge, i.e., they are typical rural Irish roads (or what I would call a narrow foot path), but well worth the effort.

The Visitor Center is staffed by local people, I believe to be volunteers, who were very knowledgeable about the area and about the archaeological history of Lough Gur.

Even without the benefit of the archaeological history, the area is of such stunning natural beauty that it is worth the visit just for that alone. Parking is easy and the visitor center does have drinks and light snacks available.

If you are in the Adare/Limerick area, don’t miss this attraction!

Thank stein525
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Informative interpretive center and short walks. Great place to take kids. They even have a fairy trail :-)

Thank BeirutMoores
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