Dating back to Neolithic times, with over 6,000 years of history, Lough Gur is a prehistoric site of renowned international importance. It is the only site in Ireland where the unbroken history of humankind from the very beginning to the modern day- can be experienced. Home to over 1,000 ancient monuments, Lough Gur spans a five-kilometre radius and is home to Ireland’s oldest and largest stone circle. Moreover, Lough Gur is also a protected sanctuary for wildlife, located amidst the sheer beauty of the Lough Gur lake waters.
Heritage Centre Exhibition | Self-guided Visit Located on a hilltop, overlooking the beautiful Lake of Lough Gur, the Heritage Interpretative Centre enables visitors to understand the full breadth of this special place through audiovisuals, touch screens, audio guides and exhibition panels. 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.
Duration: 40min | Audio Guide & Trail Map included
Guided Tour, followed by a visit of the Heritage Centre Exhibition This is an outdoor tour starts at The Great Grange Stone Circle. A guide will take you to a number of sites within Lough Gur including Tempall Nua (15th Century Church), Giants Grave (Megalith Wedge Tomb), Carraig Aillse (5th Century Ring Forts) the lakefront Bouchiers Castle, Bolin Island (Cranóg), and Hangmans Rock. End off in the Heritage Centre where you can enjoy the exhibition.
The outdoor part of the tour is approximately 1hour 50mins | Allow approx. 40 minutes in the Heritage Centre | Suitable walking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.