Lough Gur is a magical and mysterious place that is rich in folklore along with a wealth of archaeology and history dating back to Stone Age times. The Heritage Centre provides a fascinating interpretation of the sites associated with Lough Gur. The facility was completely refurbished and upgraded in 2013.
Heritage Centre highlights include: A modern exhibition detailing over 6,000 years of history at Lough Gur, listening points, audio guides, archaeological dig, Neolithic Pot model, AV presentation and interactive touchscreens. There is also a retail area and coffee dock.
Note: The Heritage Centre will be closed on May 14th to facilitate the Wellbeing Day.
Summer opening times from February 1st 2016
Monday to Friday : 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday : 12.00 to 6.00pm
Winter Opening times from October 26th 2015
Monday to Friday: 12pm to 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12.00pm to 4pm.
Senior Citizen/Student €4.00
Family Ticket is €15.00
The Heritage Centre at Lough Gur was re opened in June 2013 after extensive refurbishment. The Centre now boasts a 5 star state of the art facility and has most notably received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2013. The Centre is managed by Lough Gur Development who took over the the Centre in 2011. The Centre was officially re launched on Saturday August 20th 2011 by Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs Mr Jimmy Deenihan. This was made possible with the co-operation and assistance of Limerick County Council, Shannon Development, Shannon Heritage, Ballyhoura Development Ltd, Development Co-Op Staff, and the local community.
Lough Gur is at the heart of a remarkable archaeological landscape featuring sites that represent every major period of human history in Ireland. Physical evidence of occupation from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Early Christian, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern eras has been found in the immediate vicinity. Visitors to the Heritage Centre at Lough Gur can find out about the rich heritage of Lough Gur by visiting the interactive multimedia exhibition that brings to life over 6,000 years of archaeology and history. The exhibition is suitable for all ages and brings the visitor on a journey through the history of Lough Gur starting during the Mesolithic Era, and progressing until the 19th century. Visitors to the Centre have an opportunity to actively engage with the exhibition, and can play a role in forming their individual experience at the centre by choosing which interactive elements to investigate, either on their own or with their family/friends. You will also have an opportunity to actively engage with the exhibition, and can have a role in forming individual experiences at the centre by choosing which interactive elements to investigate.
Heritage Centre Highlights:
- Facsimile artefact display
- Interactive touch screens
- AV presentations
- Listening posts
- Dressing-up corner
- Interactive archaeological dig model
- Interactive Neolithic reconstruction model
- Coffee dock
- Retail area
Toilets are located at the main entrance to Lough Gur. These facilities are managed by Limerick County Council. Should you have any comments or queries please contact Limerick County Council on 061 496367 or click here to be redirected to the Limerick County council website Contact the Heritage centre at Lough Gur 061 385186