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Address: Gougane Barra, Macroom, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-488-2218
Activities: Biking
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$1,659*
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8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin

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a fantastic experience

the scenery is spectacular without a doubt, you start with the holy st finbarrs church and then carry on to the forrest, beautiful waterfalls and walks through the forrest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

the scenery is spectacular without a doubt, you start with the holy st finbarrs church and then carry on to the forrest, beautiful waterfalls and walks through the forrest, unbelievably beautiful and also you can see where the start of the River Lee emerges

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California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Wonderful paths that run along a beautiful stream. A restroom is inside the park. Plenty of picnic tables throughout as well.

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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Handy parking, accessible walking trails and stunning scenery that is remarkable even within a picturesque region. Delicious food available at the hotel near the entrance.

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Kenmare, Ireland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The correct name is Gougane Barra Forest Park. It is a beautiful area with many trails lacing through streams and waterfalls in a valley cradled by mountains. It is the kind of forest you might have imagined you would find in Ireland, velvet moss covered floor and moss climbing up the tall trees - at the right time of year,... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Gougane Barra is quite simply beautiful. It has it all. A beautiful historic church, set on a lake in front of a mountain, which has waterfalls on it, and a forrest walk to one side. What more could you want for a day out?

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UK
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392 reviews 392 reviews
16 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are anywhere near Gougane Barra, then do take the trouble to visit it. It lives up to all that has been written about it, You could cut the atmosphere with a knife The chapel on the lake has a timeless serenity to it, the whole place is steeped in history, and by and large incursions from our century... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An absolute hidden gem. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been, well worth a visit any time of the year. Each season brings it own unique beauty.

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Cork
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I went to Gougane Barra for the first time last Sunday. The lake was frozen which made for even better pictures. What a magical place, the scenery is truly beautiful. There are many different walk ways to do ranging from 1hr-3hrs. It's a great place for families, bring a picnic as there are loads of places to eat. We were... More 

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Ennis
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105 reviews 105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We first visited Gougane Park a few years ago and went for a second time as part of a weekend break in Macroom. The drive up there has some beautiful scenery and Gougane Barra itself is just magical. Due to the storm of last year a lot of trees had to be cut down, but the forest area is still... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have visited Gougane Barra throughout the last 20 years. This is a glorious "get away from it all" place. We hiked, picnicked, sauntered and even prayed (in the oratory) here. We went to weddings and experienced its uniqueness over many years. You can explore the many trails in the forest park or picnic by the babbling stream, sit by... More 

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