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Gougane Barra Park

Gougane Barra, Macroom, Ireland
353-21-488-2218
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Macroom
Type: Bodies of Water, Parks
Activities: Biking
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This charming lakeland valley was a monastic site for many centuries and is still a site for pilgrimage with it's holy well, ancient graveyard and small chapel/ oratory of St Finbarr. The park walk is specially beautiful. The lake is the source of the River Lee which flows through South Cork and enters the sea at Cork City.

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ireland
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is a jewel of a place that you must visit when staying in Macroom. There is a lovely forest walk, and the little St.Finbarr's Oratory (a little church) has a lot of history attached to it. Autumn time is lovely and full of colour. Great selection of Ferns grow there too. A great place for photo opportunities.

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Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We hike the mountain to had a beautiful view up there. The forest was amazing and the trees are big!! You need to take a look!

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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We looved Gougane Barra Park. It was one of the highlights of our visit. It is jam - packed with Irish culture and Irish history. The cute little church just makes the park. It has fantastic old fashioned bathrooms, a whole shelf of dolls from every corner of the earth. Lots of lace too which is also terrific. Lots of... More

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ireland
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35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

very well laid out park with facilities along the paths. Park at the church and take one of the many walks around the park. Peaceful and serine, this is a place to get away from it all. No mobile or wifi coverage so peace at last!! If you wish to drive the 5.5 km circuit, there is a €5 fee... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Hidden away is the lovely Gougane Barra!! it's a fab road trip to get there via Bantry, a lovely lake,wood area for a walk and little church.. Amazing Must go and see...

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a truly beautiful and scenic area, great walking trails and well worth visiting. It compares favorably with Glendalough in Co. Wicklow

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Alsager, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a wonderful place for walking and relaxing. We have been here many times and it still holds a special place for us to visit. Although the recent tree felling has somewhat diminished the majesty of the place it still is an awesome place to walk. There are a number of trails ranging from fairly easy to hard with... More

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great spot for walking or driving round. 5 euro charge to drive well worth it. Great Cafe/Resturant also on site

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Hidden in a cirque of hills off a country road between Macroom and the coastal road between Bantry and Glengarriff, Gougane may be hard to find, but impossible to forget. The road along an idyllic lake, set beside a tiny and historic chapel and a small hotel, leads to a forest that rises up the sides of the surrounding hills.... More

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