Opening Times Update: To facilitate the Christmas experience event in Lough Gur, the Visitor Centre will close from November 29th and will re-open on December 21st. The Kiosk and public park areas remain open for the duration of the event from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm each day. Outdoor historic tours are available on request by emailing

Wishing all of our visitors a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2024.

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.

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, playground and coffee dock.

Opening Times 2023

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From June to August

Monday to Sunday 10am to 6pm.

From March 1st to May 31st

Monday to Sunday: 10.00am to 5pm

From September 1st to February 28th

Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00am to 4pm

Admission Rates: Adult €5.00, Senior Citizen/Student €4.00, Child €3.00 & a Family Ticket is €15.00.

The Visitor 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.

About Lough Gur Visitor Centre

25-10-13 Lough Gur Visitor CentreLough 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 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. 25-10-13 Lough Gur Visitor Centre 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

Public 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 heritage-centre-6 Contact Lough Gur Visitor Centre on 061 385386

Booking Availability

The Visitor Centre is available to rent as a conference meeting space for €350 per half day Monday to Thursday subject to availability from October to February, excluding December.
The venue offers a unique and magical setting for any event due to its lakefront vista visible from the visitor centre. It is a comfortable, bright welcoming space perfect for your next pitch, interview or presentation, training and small meetings accommodating all your modern business needs.
This space would be a unique and unforgettable setting for those special moments in life such as wedding & naming ceremonies. Our very location easily helps create very serene and personalised memories to last a lifetime.

This is a great resource just 20 minutes from L:imerick city.

Meeting Room Features:

  • Comfortable seating & conference table
  • Projector & Screen for Presentations
  • High speed broadband
  • Lakeshore vistas

Our rates are:

  • €350 per half day
  • €600 per day

Measurements: 8.53 x 5.48 metres

For enquiries regarding booking this unique space please phone 087-2852022.