01 Aug Lough Gur, County Limerick
Anyone on a tour of Ireland, who is interested in prehistory, should stop at Lough Gur.
This is a horseshoe shaped lake in the eastern part of Limerick.
It is close to the Tipperary border.
Extensive excavations here have uncovered the earliest forms of houses yet discovered in Ireland.
They show that the region was inhabited continuously from the Neolithic period until the seventeenth century.
Around the shores of the lake there are countless stones, dolmens, passage graves, menhirs, and foundations of various buildings.
This makes Lough Gur a unique attraction in Ireland.
To the west of the lake, on the road from Kilmallock to Limerick, there is a stone circle.
Excavations here have unearthed Bronze Age vessels and ceramics.
Lough Gur is the only area in all of Ireland where you will see visible remains of every age of mankind throughout the centuries.
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