People come to Lough Gur for its beauty and tranquillity but many more want to find out more about this magical place. In response to this demand, local historian Michael Quinlan established the Lough Gur Guides to allow others access to the wonderful history, folkore and archaeology of the place. There is now a core team of approximately 10 trained guides who can show you the most historical sites in the area and who will pass on their knowledge to you in a friendly and informative manner. Questions are always welcome to help further your understanding.

  • The Lough Gur experience begins outdoors at Ireland’s largest and oldest stone circle; aligned to the winter and summer solstice. Here visitors can walk unobstructed in the footsteps of Ireland’s first inhabitants within this ancient, ritual and sacred site. Further highlights of this visit include the megalithic wedge tomb, New Church, Carraig Aille stone forts, lake front walk, early Christian field settlement and the Lough Gur viewing point. At these stops you will see where the earliest settlers once worshiped and lived. Your guide will bring to life the people who once lived on the rich land of Lough Gur. From peasant farmers, Earls, Vikings, Chieftains, mythological creatures & even the Goddess Aine – they all at one point in time to call Lough Gur their home.
    • €20 per person
    • Minimum of 5
    • Maximum group of 10
    Note: Bookings cannot be made for less than 48 hours notice. If special booking times are required please contact the Heritage Centre. Phone + 353 61 385 186  or email [email protected]
  • The lakefront tour takes 30 minutes, leaving 30 minutes for the exhibition, visitor will be free to roam in the museum solely post tour. Audio guide, trail map, A guide will take you on two walks on Lough Gur lakefront taking in information on Bouchiers Castle, Bolin island (Cranóg), Hangmans rock and entrance to the Heritage Centre.
    • Minimum Groups of 5
    • Maximum Group of 10
    • Cost: €40 for 5, €10 extra per persons numbering 6 to 10.
    Booking cannot be made with less than 48 hours notice. For special bookings please contact the Heritage Centre. Phone + 353 61 385 186  or email [email protected]
  • Lough Gur Heritage Centre exhibition visit for tour groups of 5 to 10 people.
    • €5 per person
    • Minimum of 5 People for group tours
  • The lakefront tour typically takes 30 minutes and allow a further 30 minutes for the exhibition. Includes Audio guide, trail map, Enjoy Lough Gur lakefront taking in information on Bouchiers Castle, Bolin island (Cranóg), Hangmans rock and entrance to the Heritage Centre.
    • Self Guided
    • Booking times are flexible.
    For special bookings check out other tour options or please contact the Heritage Centre. Phone + 353 61 385 186  or email [email protected]

Visitor Centre

Lough Gur Lake

Grange Stone Circle

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