Lough Gur holds great international importance, owing to its rich archaeological heritage and natural environment. This area in South East Limerick boasts Ireland's largest and oldest stone circle, as well as the only noteworthy natural lake in the region. Moreover, Lough Gur boasts an impressive concentration of over 2,000 archaeological sites within a 5km radius, many of which are under the protection of the state.
For those who wish to explore this historical landscape, Lough Gur Lakeshore Park provides a visitor center on the hillside where you can participate in a guided or self-guided tour of the exhibitions. Additionally, you can opt for an extensive outdoor guided tour of the archaeological monuments, which can be customized to your preferences, ranging from half an hour to three hours. These tours and park are managed by Lough Gur Development Group.