The scenic lakeshore Heritage Centre and Parklands of Lough Gur is a short drive from Limerick city. The visitor centre overlooks the tranquil water and hosts a modern interactive exhibition that captures the story of the unique environmental and archaeological treasures that can be found within the sprawling grounds. Home to Ireland’s oldest and largest stone circle and only expansive lake in Limerick, Lough Gur offers an ideal location for a picnic during summer time and a brisk nature walk throughout the year.
Children will enjoy exploring the homeplace of Lough Gur fairies. They can also hunt for all native Irish tree species that are cleverly mapped out on a Tricky Tree Trail. Everyone of all ages will find opportunities for adventure and exploration.
Lough Gur Heritage Centre offers a wide range of guided or self guided tours of Ireland’s only site where evidence from every age of human kind is found in one place.
See www.loughgur.com for opening hours
Entry Free. Rates Apply to Visitor Centre.
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LANGUAGES: Information leaflets available in English. Audio guides are in French, German, English and Spanish.
TOURS – WHAT TO WEAR: It is advised to wear weatherproof clothing and suitable footwear for walking when taking these tours.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Tea, coffee and light refreshments available on-site. For lunch, Reardons bar located 2km from Lough Gur lakefront and the Bakehouse in Bruff 4km from Lough Gur offer a full menu. Both venues have a 120 seat capacity.
PICNICS: Wonderful picnic facilities including multiple lakefront picnic tables.
SHOPPING: Gift shop on-site selling books of special interest in terms of history, archaeology and the environment. Lough Gur souvenirs and keepsakes, postcards, bookmarks and pens.
PARKING: Free car and coach parking on-site.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY: The Lough Gur Visitor Centre is wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets. The full tour is not accessible to wheelchairs because of the nature of the terrain.
GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.
WiFi: Free WiFi available.
Lough Gur is located 21km from Limerick City on the R512. Leaving Limerick City by the Kilmallock Roundabout follow the R512 (Kilmallock Road) south out of Limerick City for 21km. Pass through Ballyneety and continue to follow the road. Take the first left after Reardons Pub in Holycross, then keep left and follow the road to the lakefront in Lough Gur where you will find the Heritage Centre.
Lough Gur, Bruff, Co. Limerick, Ireland
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