You’ll be inspired by the splendor, attraction and serenity of this ancient place, as Lough Gur remains undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most impressive archaeological sites to visit.

The helpful visitor centre explains the history of Pre-Celtic Ireland going back up to 3000 BC, where you’ll be treated to a whole history presentation which includes a slide show, creative exhibition models and interactive displays.

Blessed with a beautiful lake and limestone hills, this peaceful location with pre-historic importance is remarkable for its diversity of bird life, in addition to a wealth of ancient relics and archeology.

There is an admission fee to the Heritage Centre but you can walk around the grounds for free. The historic park and lake are about a 30-minute drive from the city of Limerick, and you can use the on-site parking lot adjacent to the Heritage Centre to park up.

Near the lake is where you’ll find the Grange Stone Circle, which is Ireland’s largest stone circle – believed to be used by Bronze Age people for summer solstice rituals.

If all of this sounds like an adventure to you, then you really have no more excuses. Pack your bags, go on a road trip!

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