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Gougane Barra Park

Address: Gougane Barra, Macroom, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-488-2218
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Macroom
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking

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Clonakilty, Ireland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful places I have been to so far in Ireland, but unfortunately MANY of the trees were cut down, leaving stumps everywhere. I still found it stunning, but imagine it was much nicer before the cuttings. I had a great time hiking up the hill path, got to see a mountain sheep and some snow! Excellent... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

had been here a few times as a child and thought maybe my memory had rose tinted glasses thinking about it but visited again last year and it was postcard Ireland, actually even nicer than most postcards. The lake is like glass, there are swans floating across the lake, a rough collie sniffing the few tourists that were there and... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This must be the most undersold and least advertised gem in the County of Cork! Signage on the main roads indicate it is a forest and picnic amenity , it was established in the 6th century as a Monastic settlement ,they sure as hell got that Right! Have walked around this lake many times,the serenity and peace is palpable ,it's... More 

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cork
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

beautiful peaceful area with a lake full of trout .Top class hotel on lake shore with a renowned restaurant. Also a cafe with all home made produce overlooking the lake and mountains.

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Sneem, Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you visit Cork and Kerry, this place is a must. Scenery, historic monuments, forest walks and if you are energetic, real mountain walks. We made a high level circuit of the valley and lake, challenging but amazing. A year ago we made a circular exploration of the forest and rivers and watched the party arrive for a wedding in... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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434 reviews 434 reviews
74 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Love this place, have visited many many times while holidaying in the area...area is of outstanding beauty and the setting with the church standing alongside the lake and surrounded by the high escarpments is truly enchanting and almost mystical. Rooted in Irish history associated with St Finbarr establishing a monastery on an island in the lake in the sixth century...... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

the park is lightly visited and a bit off the beaten track. Trails range from easy to moderately challenging.

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Athea
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great for walking -plenty of different walks to choose from and beautifully quiet too. The paths are safe and dry so the weather conditions don't matter too much. But I would recommend the Gougane Barra Hotel for rest and recuperation after the walk.

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Rochester, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
71 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We enjoyed a nice walk in the forest as the sun rose through the trees. Few people around so it was quiet and peaceful.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I went with 2 other photographers from Kilkenny. I had never visited previously although I had seen photos of the chapel & lake. Once into the park it gets better. We climbed the waterfall walk and the mountain trail. It almost seems man made with streams meandering throughout the woods and ancient moss-covered walls. The waterfall was great and it... More 

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