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Address: Gougane Barra, Macroom, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-488-2218
Activities: Biking
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$1,648*
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8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin

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Beautiful

It's just so beautiful, and peaceful. Absolutely gorgeous in sunny weather but nice even when it's raining. Would be lovely for picnics and walking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Beautiful scenery & well marked loops. Ideal for all age groups. Very peaceful location. Also loop for cars .

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Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It's just so beautiful, and peaceful. Absolutely gorgeous in sunny weather but nice even when it's raining. Would be lovely for picnics and walking.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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16 attraction reviews
352 helpful votes 352 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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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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27 reviews 27 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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