Lough Gur is a lake in County Limerick, Ireland between the towns of Herbertstown and Bruff. The lake forms a horseshoe shape at the base of Knockadoon Hill and some rugged elevated countryside. It is one of Ireland's most important archaeological sites. Humans have lived near Lough Gur since about 3000 BC and there are numerous megalithic remains there.Grange stone circle and a dolmen are located near the lake.crannogs are present, and remains of Stone Age houses have been unearthed . A number of ring forts are found in the area, with one hill fort overlooking the lake. Some are Irish national monuments.water sports. Motorised craft are banned on the lake.castle, or tower house near the entrance to the carpark. Named Bourchier's Castle after Sir George Bourchier, the son of the second Earl of Bath,peninsula around which the lake washes. There is some other architecture dating from more recent times, with the ruins of an early Christian church by the road leading down to the lake. At the far end of the lake are the ruins of a Norman castle, Black Castle,Desmond Rebellions, and is probably the place where the Earl of Desmond secured his authority in 1573 after casting off his English apparel and donning Irish garments on his return to Munster from London. The north end of Lough Gur reaches up to a maintained lawn at the visitor area at the lake. The clump of trees jutting out into the water hide the site of a crannogedit sourceÂ | edit] doi:10.1002/aqc.801. ^ Cork. See also[edit sourceÂ | edit] Early history of Ireland List of loughs in Ireland External links[edit sourceÂ | edit] Lough Gur - official visitor centre site at Shannon Heritage Lough Gur Neolithic Settlement and Stone Age Centre Virtual-reality tour, legends, and archaeology. Lough Gur Development site. Google Earth Community KMZ file indicating the location of several important Lough Gur sites.
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Lough Gur, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Your journey begins around 3,000 BC at Lough Gur. In the visitor centre your are told the story which sets the scene for the adventure which awaits the visitor around the lake shore and the surrounding area. The pre-Celtic settlers of Ireland farmed ...