Starlight –  Secrets of our Sun and the Stars Revealed – August 9th at 12pm in Lough Gur Heritage Centre

Storytelling Event – July 21st 2015

Summer Solstice Festival – June 18th to June 21st 2015

Launch of the Dark Sky Park Initiative  – June 8th 2015

Summer Solstice Festival – June 18th to 21st 2015

Wellbeing Day – May 16th 2015

Hunt Museum & Lough Gur Connect – April 13th 2015

Solar Eclipse Viewing – March 20th 2015

Engineers Week Event – February 20th 2015

Official Reopening of the Heritage Centre

by Minister Paschal Donohoe on February 16th 2015

New Years Day Walk – January 1st 2015

Santa Experience – December 2014

 Spirit of Place Celebration – October 10th and 11th 2014

Join speakers Michael Quinlan, Dr. Frank Prendergast, Paul Clements, Dr. Billy Mag Fhloinn, Robert Ryan and Fr. Sean Fennelly to celebrate the Spirit of Place in Lough Gur.

Working Spirit Poster


Spirit of place (or soul of place) refers to the unique, distinctive and cherished aspects of a place; often those celebrated by artists and writers, but also those cherished in folktales, festivals and celebrations.  It is as much in the invisible weave of culture (stories, art, memories, beliefs & histories) as it is the tangible physical aspects of a place (monuments, boundaries and so on) or its interpersonal aspects (the presence of relatives and kindred spirits). The Lough Gur Spirit of Place event will uncover and discover the unique and distinctive aspects of this particular area

Friday October 10th

8pm: Public Lecture on Archaeoastronomy by Dr. Frank Prendergast in the Honey Fitz Theatre, Lough Gur.

Talk Title: The Great Stone Circle at Lough Gur – A Ceremonial Gathering Space for all Seasons?

Saturday October 11th

9.45am: Registration

10am: Opening talk by Michael Quinlan

10.15am: Reflections on Lough Gur– talk by Dr. Frank Prendergast

10.45am: The influence of Lough Gur on Art – talk by Robert Ryan

11.15am: Coffee Break    

11.30am: Facts, Fragments and Figments – The Nature of Folklore– talk by Billy Mag Fhloinn

11.30am: Peopling the Spirit of Places – talk by Paul Clements

12.30pm: Healing and Ancient Sites – talk by Fr. Sean Fennelly

1.15pm: Lunch

2pm: Contemplative tour of Lough Gur sites with Nóirín Ní Riain.

4.30pm: Closing comments and refreshments at the Heritage Centre.

8.00pm: Liadan and Nóirín Ní Riain in the Honey Fitz Theatre.

Ticket price: €60 for weekend event including public seminar on Friday 10th of October followed on Saturday October 11th by a morning seminar, lunch, tea & coffee along with a contemplative tour of Lough Gur. The ticket price includes music later that evening in the Honey Fitz Theatre, Lough Gur by Líadan and Nóirín Ní Riain.

Additional ticket options for those who cannot attend the full event:

€10 – “The Great Stone Circle in Lough Gur- a Ceremonial & Gathering Space for all Seasons?” A public lecture with  Dr. Frank Prendergast on on October 10th at 8pm in the Honey Fitz Theatre.

€25 – morning seminar  in the Honey Fitz with all guest speakers listed above from 10am to 1.30pm.

€15 – contemplative tour from 2pm to 4.30pm

€15 – Musical evening in the Honey Fitz with Líadan and Nóirín Ní Riain

Phone 061 385186 or email to book tickets



The Lough Gur Storytelling Festival will take place from October 24th to October 26th. The programme is as follows:

Primary schools storytelling competition: Friday 24th in the Honey Fitz Theatre at 6.30pm.

Saturday 25th October: Conor Lambert Custard Pie Puppet Show & Fancy Dress Competition. Shows at 1pm and 3pm. Price €5 per person. 

8pm: Performance by the Lough Gur Amateur Dramatic Society later that evening with a repeat performance on Sunday 26th. Admission €5

Sunday 26th: The story of Owls for children will be showcased at the Heritage Centre at 130pm and 3pm. Book a place for your child to meet and greet 6 real owls where they will hear about their mystical and magical creatures that hold a very important place in the folklore of Ireland. Admission €5. 

8pm: Performance by the Lough Gur Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission €10. 

Mystery Bus Tour: There will be a mystery bus tour for history and folklore enthusiasts Sunday 26th. The coach will depart from the Honey Fitz Theatre at 10.30am. Where you will go…who knows! €30.00

For full information phone the Heritage Centre on 061 385186 or email

Come and join us in Lough Gur on August 24th for a Nature Wonderland Day. 

Nature WonderlandThere will be a pond life dipping workshop, bug safari watching through the microscope, fairy door building workshop and much more!
There are two time slots to choose from;
1pm to 3pm and 3.30pm to 5.30pm. There will be 20 place available in each session. The event is suitable for children from 4 years to 12 years and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Tickets €5 Phone 061 385186 or 087 2852022 for further details.

Lough Gur Summer Solstice Festival – June 18th to June 23rd

Wednesday June 18th:
Long Walk on a Long Day. Departs from the lakefront at 7pm.
Thursday June 19th:
DynaLytes will perform Acme Thunderer in the Honey Fitz Theatre at 7pm.
Friday June 20th: For those who missed the performance on Thursday evening DynaLytes will perform Acme Thunderer in the Honey Fitz Theatre once again at 7pm.
Saturday June 21st:
Summer Solstice Cycle from Limerick City at 5am to Lough Gur.
5km and 10km Fun Run at 11am from the Honey Fitz Theatre
Willie Carroll Annual Skittles Tournament at 3pm outside Reardons’ Bar in aid of the Cliona Ring Foundation
150 year school celebration and reunion at Lough Gur National School at 7pm. Old school copy books, photos and memorabilia would be greatly welcomed from past students before the event to add to the exhibition.
Sunday June 22nd:
Family Fun Day by the Lake from 1pm to 5pm. Highlights include local craft stalls, big red party bus, free access to the Heritage Centre, Kayaking, bouncy castle, children’s yoga, Junk Kouture fashion show, hand crafted boats on the lake, free access to the Heritage Centre and much more!  Adylts €5 Children €3.
” A Night in November” directed by Kevin O’ Shea, starring William Lyons at 8pm in the Honey Fitz Theatre. Tickets: €12.50 and €10.00 concession.
Monday June 23rd:
“The Matchmaker” in the Honey Fitz Theatre at 8pm starring Jon Kenny and Mary Mc Evoy. Tickets: €15.00.

Lough Gur Walking Tour – May 4th and May 5th 2014

As part of the Ballyhoura Walking Festival Lough Gur will run two specialised tours on May 4th and May 5th:

Sunday 4th May
Tour Title
: Lough Gur- A Unique Square Mile
Details: Explore the History, Archaeology and Manor Houses of Grange, Rahin, Caherguillamore and Rockbarton.
Registration: 11.30am: Reardon’s Pub, Holycross
Price: 5 euro
Start time: 12noon Reardon’s Pub,Holycross
Duration: 3 Hours
Contact: Lough Gur Heritage Centre 061-385186
Address: Lough Gur,Bruff Co Limerick
Refreshments will take place at the Heritage Centre after the walk.

Monday 5th May
Lough Gur- Family Walk
Tour Title: Fairies,Folktales & Legends of Lough Gur
Details: Walk around the Lake shore where you will be regailed with stories through time & meet characters from time gone by.
Registration: 12.00noon Lough Gur Heritage Centre
Price: 5 euro
Start time: 12.00pm Duration: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Lough Gur Heritage 061-385186
Address: Lough Gur,Bruff Co Limerick
Refreshments will take place at Lough Gur Heritage Centre after the walk.

Summer Solstice Festival 2014

The Summer Soltice festival takes place from Thursday 19th to Monday 23rd of June 2014. There is entertainment for all ages. Please check back for a full line up of the event during May.

Storytelling Festival 2014

The storytelling festival takes place 25th – 28th October. A weekend celebration of the art of storytelling with traditional music, drama and poetry. Events for adults and children. Each year the organisers manage to bring a quality programme and performers with a difference and promises a feast of entertainment with storytelling, traditional music, song, dance and drama.

Lough Gur is an ideal setting for this type of festival, as the area is steeped in legend and folklore. The superb facilities of the Honey Fitz theatre, with comfortable, tiered seating and the prehistoric atmosphere of the Interpretive Centre at Lakefront are ideal venues for all – both young and old – to participate and enjoy the events.