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Gougane Barra Park

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Address: Gougane Barra, Macroom, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-488-2218
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Activities: Biking
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Most Beautiful Place We Have Ever Been

We heard about this place on a local photographers site and liked what we saw so much we had our engagement photos taken here. We were staying in Glengarriff and drove approx 20... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We heard about this place on a local photographers site and liked what we saw so much we had our engagement photos taken here. We were staying in Glengarriff and drove approx 20 minutes north to find this diamond in the rough. It was the best decision we made this far. Great for families to hike around or just spend... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It's not easy to find your way to Gougane Barra, but the beautiful oratory of St Finn Bar, lying on the little lake, is a view that is worth the detour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A day trip to gougane barra and I'm not expecting how nice and relaxing this place is. We visited the ruins of the 6th century monastery and the history of St. Finbarr. I recommend that you need to get a B&B hotel or check with gougane barra hotel. I will definitely be back to this place in the near future.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beautiful scenery with a variety of graded walks to suit all ages and fitness levels. Save the entrance fee for a car and park near the Church and enjoy the extra bit of a walk in and take in the breath taking scenery. Be sure to take in a walk around the Church and its grounds.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A peaceful beautiful place. My forest walk was a highlight of my trip. No need to rush, just wander and enjoy the sights and sounds.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were mainly there for the hotel, but took a walk down the road to the park and through the meandering path in the woods. Apparently there was some problem with the park loosing a lot of the trees, so it isnt quite as beautiful as it was some years ago.

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I am a huge fan of Cork's natural beauty and I feel that Gougane Barra is perhaps the most beautiful area in the county. On a nice, clear day the views can be almost overwhelming, in fact they brought to mind the freshest, wildest sights from Canada's great outdoors. I would suggest any visitor to Cork should make the effort... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hard to find and get to via the winding country roads, however when you get there the views are well worth it. The Church at the side of the lake is beautiful and quaint. The Forest park has great walks and trials to suit everyone.

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went there on a late sunny afternoon with the bike. It is a very lovely place and very peaceful. We enjoyed our picnic and took a lot of pictures. There is also a hotel/restaurant there.

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co clare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This place is lovely and peaceful. excellent scenery with the small church, water and the mountains in the background. Great place for photographers

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