Lough Gur is a site of international significance due to its rich natural environment and abundance of impressive pre-historic archaeological monuments. It is protected by the Irish State for these reasons. The first people once came to Lough Gur over 9,000 years ago for the rich fertile land, expansive lake waters, protection from the three rising hills that surround it and for the extreme beauty of the immediate area. We invite you to visit with us today and take the opportunity to connect with the people of Lough Gur through the mesmerising stories told by our local guides. We invite you to visit with us to experience the only site in Ireland where you can authentically experience every age of humankind from Stone Age time to the present. Lough Gur’s landscape boasts over 2,000 ancient monuments in a 5km radius, including Ireland’s oldest and largest stone circle. The lake of Lough Gur is Limerick’s only natural lake of significance situated between the dramatic rise of three hills in rural South East Limerick, 21kms from Limerick City. When you visit with us you will enjoy your time ambling through Lough Gur Lakeshore Park and Visitor Centre.
Key highlights of experiences at Lough Gur include: