Picking up from Adare or Limerick city at 9 – 9.30 am we head out the old Cork road to Lough Gur is a magical and mysterious place that is rich in folklore along with a wealth of archaeology and history dating back to Stone Age times. The Heritage Centre provides a fascinating interpretation of the sites associated with Lough Gur.
Heritage Centre highlights include: A modern exhibition detailing over 6,000 years of history at Lough Gur, listening points, audio guides, archaeological dig, Neolithic Pot model, AV presentation and interactive touchscreens. There is also a retail area and coffee dock.
From there we head to the medieval town of Kilmallock where we can see the towers of the old medieval gated town, then break for lunch.
Then we head west to Desmond hall and visitor centre in newcastlewest
The Desmond Banqueting Hall is an imposing two-storey structure and was used by the Earls of Desmond for banqueting and entertainment. The Hall, vaulted lower chamber and adjoining tower were all constructed during the 15th century (the hall and chamber were built on the remains of a 13th century structure of similar size). Its restored medieval features include and oak musicians’ gallery and a limestone hooded fire
Then back to Adare and Limerick at aprox 6pm.