Heritage Attractions in the area
Lough Gur Archaeological & Heritage Centre, Bruff
Discover the horseshoe-shaped lake at the heart of this magical landscape is one of those wonderful rural adventures so typical of Ireland’s Ancient East. Between the towns of Herbertstown and Bruff, it’s hidden away amid hills and green scenes scattered with standing stones, burial mounds, Iron Age forts – and, so locals will tell you, the home of the King of the Fairies.
Blarney Castle, Blarney
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, it has been attracting attention ever since making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures.
Distance: 52.9 km /47min
King John’s Castle
King John’s Castle is situated on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick City. A brand new visitor experience that brings together the Castle’s remarkable archaeology and 21st century technology to help you discover the history of Limerick and King John’s Castle. The stunning new exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history.
Distance: 39.2 km/34mins