Lough Gur

Lough Gur/Loch Gair Neolithic Settlement

Here are the remains of a Neolithic settlement which is located on the Knockadoon headland at the north of Lough Gur west of the R512 and southeast east of the R514 and west from Knockroe in County Limerick.

Getting there

Leaving Corca Dhuibhne/Dingle Peninsula east along the R560 and N86 to Tralee. Take the N21 east to Castleisland. Continue on the N21 as it goes northeast. At Newcastle west go east along the R520 and then R518. After Ballygubber take the R512 north past Bruff to Lough Gur/Loch Gair.

Lough Gur Wedge Tomb

It is a wedge shaped double walled tomb and possibly dating to the Bronze Age.

Getting there

This is located to the north of Lough Gur and close to Lough Gur Settlement.

Lough Gur Stone Circle/Grange Stone Circle

This is one of a number of ancient sites in the area of Lough Gur with evidence of human habitation dating back to 3000BC. Grange Stone Circle is the largest in Ireland with the 113 stones in a diameter of 150 feet. The largest stone 'Ronnach Croim Duibh' weighing forty tons and over thirteen feet high. Around the stones is an earthen bank of about nine metres wide and about 1.2 metre in height. The alignment of the circle is set with the rising of the sun at the summer solstice. There is another stone circle to the north northeast of this circle and to the north of this is a standing stone.

Getting there

The site is located west of Lough Gur and off the Limerick-Kilmallock Road R512 north of Bruff. There is a Visitors Centre at Lough Gur with a website.

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