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Gougane Barra Park

Gougane Barra, Macroom, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Macroom
Type: Bodies of Water, Parks
Activities: Biking
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Dundee, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Could not get into the Park to drive around as this was closed due to tree felling until June 2014. The scenery is this area is breath taking . A visit to St Finbarr's Monestary (Oratiory) or small church out in the Lake on a little island. The Church has some lovely stained glass windows, and just behind the Church... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

They come here to a small church ,from all over the world to get married .The views are out of this world.

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Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

This is an area myself and family love to visit to get away from everyday hustle of life. It is peaceful quiet and can be visited any time of the year weather permitting,just ensure you have good clothing and footwear. Various paths can be walked with differing degrees of difficulty,you can even bring your car for a small fee,though to... More

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Cork, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

It is so nice and realxing and the walks are lovely. Only thing is, i went down there a week ago and it was closed at the moment.

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is a fantastic forest park, with plenty parking and walks. It holds the source of the river Lee, which supplies Cork city. There is a beautiful tiny church on the lake, well worth a visit. You'll certainly work up an appetite here, and go home far healthier and fitter!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a lovely tranquil place to visit. There is a beautiful walk nearby irrespective of the weather. Just ensure your clothing and footwear is weather appropriate.

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Waterford, Ireland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I had seen many pictures of this area but was blown away firstly how accessible it is and also by how stunning this area is. We arrived on a misty rainy October morning with a storm off the west coast. That still didn't spoil the view. Bring some good boots and jackets before walking as the weather can change quickly.... More

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st louis mo
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was a highlight of our trip to Ireland! On the recommendation of a hotel concierge we changed our route to make a stop here; what luck! There is an ancient chapel on a tiny island that is charming; the drive through the forest is magical! Can't say enough about this! Be sure to stop at the Hotel Gougane Barra;... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A great place to hike! Lots of trails of varying difficulty. Beautiful, picturesque landscape so don't forget a good camera. There is a restaurant just before the entrance of the park which had great sandwiches and made for a great picnic inside the park. We loved it so much, we went twice during our week trip.

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Cork, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Gougane Barra is where I always take my visiting friends and family when they want to enjoy some stunning scenery. It is on our doorstep and one has the choice of either paying five euro to enter by vehicle or going on foot which is free. There are wonderful walks though for the less able it would be better to... More

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