We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gougane Barra Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Gougane Barra, Macroom, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-488-2218
Activities: Biking
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$1,674*
and up
8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 152 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 126
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful and peaceful

Unbelievably peaceful whether it is a spiritual journey or just visiting lovely woodland walks on top peace and serenity wrapped up with history

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
PompeyDennis
,
Marlow, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Marlow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Unbelievably peaceful whether it is a spiritual journey or just visiting lovely woodland walks on top peace and serenity wrapped up with history

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful views, and a bit of geocaching! We had a walk here during our stay at the Gougane Barra Hotel, which is fantastic. The forest park is gorgeous, what a view from the top... worth the climb!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Looking for some scenic peace? You'll surely find it here in the heart of this park which is a blend of a natural layout and a managed forest. It's on the edge of Gougane Barra lake and has enchanting views -- a photographer's dream. It's also suitable for short walks that allow one to explore the natural beauty and fauna.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Forest, swans, hills to climb, foxglove, waterfalls, light in the sky until 11 pm, sheep on the hillsides, winding country roads.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Breath taking!!!! My friends got married there, and the weather was bad. However, the moment the doors opened for her to walk into the church the sun came through and everything glistened. A magazine has never had a better picture than the site of her at that moment.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasadena, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is not a huge park. But within the relatively intimate scale are beautiful paths of varying difficulty, views of lake, quiet (super tall) forest, small streams and a steep hillside with a difficult but rewarding climb. But of special amazement are the rich greens within the forest. There is little grass and a great deal of fern and moss... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kodaikanal, India
Level Contributor
58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I loved our hike around a section of the lake. We were particularly lucky to have sunny weather with cool breeze blowing right through. The views from the top are breathtaking. The drive through the wooded section of the park was dark and hushed and beautiful with gurgling streams and foxgloves covering much of the forest floor!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Driffield, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I went for a run through the park and the scenery is amazing. It is very peaceful and the paths a laid out very well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingscourt, Ireland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stunning park and church, great for hiking or meditating. The tiny lakeside church is really peaceful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
299 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This park may be deceiving upon entering the small parking lot, but what a surprise! There is so much to see and do here. For those who are not able or into hiking hills, the flat forest floor with paths along babbling brooks is beautiful! On this visit I ran into an entire family of sheep! The babies were so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gougane Barra Park also viewed

Adrigole, County Cork
 
Clonakilty, County Cork
Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
 

Been to Gougane Barra Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Gougane Barra Park

Address: Gougane Barra, Macroom, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-488-2218
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Macroom

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gougane Barra Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Gougane Barra Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?