Tour Kilmallock and Lough Gur

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Kilmallock – Bruff – Grange Stone Circle – Lough Gur – Kilmallock

Suitability: Medium

Way of Transport: Private Car e/o Minivan + Walking Tour

Tour Guide: Giuseppe Giordano tel. +353 (0)83 390 69 66

Available Languages: Italian, English, Spanish and French

Duration: 0.5 day

Highlights:

  • Bruff Heritage town and the roots of JFK

  • Grange stone circle, Ireland’s largest stone circle with 113 standing stones of Neolithic period.

  • Lough Gur with 22 native trees of Ireland, stone forts and reconstruction of Neolithic houses.

Touring Route:

Depart: Kilmallock Deebert House Hotel (Co. Limerick)

Arrival: Kilmallock Deebert House Hotel (Co. Limerick)

  • Kilmallock to Bruff via R512

  • Bruff to Grange Stone Circle via R512

  • Grange Stone Circle to Lough Gur via R512

  • Lough Gur to Kilmallock via Lough Gur road, R516, Bulgaden.

  • Bulgaden to Kilmallock Deebert House

Key Points of Interests along the tour route

  • Kilmallock Collegiate Church, built in the 13th century, with a Round Tower of the 10th century.

  • Blossom Gate, one of the 5 gates of town, from 16th century.

  • Kilmallock Castle built in the 15th century.

  • Kilmallock SS Peter & Paul Church, opened in 1889.

  • Bruff Church of Ireland & Graveyard, originally built in 1776, now not in operation.

  • Bruff Church, built in 1828 dedicated to St. Peter & Paul.

  • The Pike, homestead plot of James Fitzgerald and Honora McCarthy, who get married in Bruff church in 1793.

  • New Church – “Teampall Nua”, built by the Countess of Bath at the end of the XVI century.

  • The “Giant’s Grave” Megalithic Tomb, a wedge shape gallery tomb from 2.500BC.

  • Viewing Point with views over the lake.

  • Carraig Aille Ring Fort I & II, two stone ring forts dated to the 8th – 11th centuries.

 

Phone 083 390 69 66
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Website http://www.sayhellotoireland.com
Parish(es) Bruff (Limerick)
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture Local Organisation Tourist Attraction