We took a trip to the famous Lough Gur in County Limerick which has been inhabited for the last six thousand years. I looked at the map and it seemed to be an easy route by taking the M7 down towards Limerick City and to take a left onto the N24 and then a right onto a smaller road. What I had not realised was that there were other smaller roads that were not on my map and so we had to make a few enquiries along the way. Our main complaint is that it is not very well sign posted and we did ponder on whether they actually want visitors judging by the lack of signs.
For Lady H it was her first time of driving for any distance on a Motorway and it did not please her, she gave me the very same dislikes as I had myself, that they are boring and mesmerising after awhile . Which is why I only used them when it was very necessary.
Lough Gur locality
The tranquil lake where motorised boats and fishing on the lake are not permitted.
One of the remaining crannogs on lough Gur.
A crannog is a man made island created by the neolithic people as means
of making a safe haven
You might recognise these two from earlier blog posts?
They are taking their ease in front two buildings reconstructed in what is believed to be
a neolithic style -minus the glass windows of course.
Popping out of the trees on left side of photo is Bourchier’s Castle built in 1588 by Sir George Bourchier, the son of the second Earl of Bath.
We had a very pleasant day out and our Toby slept all of the way home.
For more information about Lough Gur please visit