Heritage Attractions Limerick
Medieval Heritage in Kilmallock
Kilmallock is the medieval jewel in County Limerick ’s Crown. Kilmallock was once one of the most important towns in Munster and the legacy of those halcyon days remains in the array of historical sites still present in the town today. A guided walking tour of Mediaeval Kilmallock visiting all the heritage sites takes place daily from Monday to Friday at 12 noon starting at Kilmallock Museum Kilmallock Museum
The Ballyhoura Heritage Information Centre is located at the Friars Gate Theatre Kilmallock. This centre interprets the heritage of Ballyhoura Country through the medium of art making it the only visitor information of its kind. The centre’s touch screen information kiosk is the ideal staring point for a heritage tour of the area as you can access information on all of the heritage themes and locations before travelling through Ballyhoura Country to visit the sites for yourself.
The world famous archaeological site and visitor centre at Lough Gur is located only nine miles from Kilmallock. Lough Gur has been a place of continuous habitation for at least 5000 years since the arrival of the Neolithic people, the first farmers. They, and the passing generations, have marked the locality to speak to us, and to its many visitors. They have left their messages in stone. The megalithic tombs, stone circles, standing stones, bullauns, ring forts, ring barrows, cist graves, crannogs, church sites are ancient records. The Heritage Centre which is open from May to September from 10 am to 6pm tells the story of Pre-Celtic Ireland dating back to 3000 BC through interpretive panels, imaginative exhibition models and audio visual means, serving as a reminder of the ingenuity of ‘primitive’ man.