Notice date March 2021: Lough Gur Park Areas, Car Parks, Visitor Centre, Kiosk, Playgrounds and public toilets are CLOSED until further notice for increased safety measures. Please do not attempt to access the lakefront amenity area until a reopening notice has been posted. Thanks for your assistance at this time.
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 Visitor Centre provides a fascinating interpretation of the sites associated with Lough Gur. The facility was completely refurbished and upgraded in 2013. A new Solstice Park playground opened beside the Visitor Centre, along with a lakeshore park kiosk in 2020. We hope you enjoy your visit with us.
Visitor 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.
Summer 2021 Opening Times
Monday Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
(Including bank holidays)
Senior Citizen/Student €4.00
Family Ticket is €15.00
Lough Gur Visitor Centre is managed by Lough Gur Development, a not for profit community organisation.
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 Lough Gur Visitor Centre 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.
Visitor 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
- Playground opening this spring
Toilets are located at the main entrance to Lough Gur. These facilities are managed by Limerick City & 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 Lough Gur Visitor Centre on 061 385186