One of Limerick County’s best kept secrets is Lough Gur, described by many locals to be a “mystical lake,” with a possible magic world underneath its subtle waves. While not on the list of many tourist lists, Lough Gur has a rich collection of Irish history like Neolithic ruins, man made islands, castles and even a Bronze Age stone circle. For those who grew up in the area, stories of fairies, knights and princesses floated in the air. See the lively past in the town with self-defense castles and the island built by farmers to protect themselves from attack. Imagination runs wild and ancestors com alive in Lough Gur.