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Gougane Barra National Forest Park

| 5km West of Ballingeary on R584 to Bantry, at the Pass of Keimaneigh, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
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| 5km West of Ballingeary on R584 to Bantry, at the Pass of Keimaneigh, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
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+353 21 488 2218
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"forest park"
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"beautiful place"
in 18 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 15 reviews
"gift shop"
in 5 reviews
"hill walking"
in 4 reviews
"long walk"
in 4 reviews
"stunning scenery"
in 4 reviews
"an option"
in 3 reviews
"two hours"
in 3 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 3 reviews
"tiny church"
in 4 reviews
"picnic"
in 25 reviews
"walks"
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"car"
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"ireland"
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"trees"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gougane Barra Hotel reminds us of a cozy classical guest lodge at a national park (the park entrance is a short walk). The hotel has been lovingly maintained and operated by four generations of the same family. Set at the edge of a remote lake...More

Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never heard of this place until recently, but this gem is definitely worth a visit. What are loved about this place is the scenery. The view of the lake from anywhere is breathtaking. Quite unlike anywhere else I've been. I liked how well set up...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Drove from Glengarriff to visit this place of beauty and visit the park and church on the lake where many weddings take place. The capacity of the church about 50ish people seated I would say. The park itself was Ireland’s first National Park when it...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice park with lake and mountains little bit of forest also.We enjoy the walk around the park even in winter time.Would like to come back in summer.

Thank Stanky217
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

The park is small, but the landscape is stunning. We enjoyed the tall trees and the waterfalls visible on the mountains.

Thank magnolia2122
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

We hiked and explored probably 4-6 miles of this lovely forest! Fantastic opportunity and absolutely beautiful.

Thank Jim A
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

This is one for the family. So much to see. Explore different areas with different levels of difficulty walks/climbs. I would recommend exploring gougane barra church and grounds then walk into the woods.

Thank Healyum86
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

It's no wonder that 'green' is the colour associated with Ireland since this beautiful forest exhibits may lush greens. The little town of Gougane Barra with its lake is obviously a popular holiday base. It also has the picturesque little church of St. Finbarr beside...More

Thank Betula103
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Well worth going out if your way to visit this Forest Park. We went on a cool, overcast and showery day and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Undertook a couple of short walks in the forest and drove the road circuit a couple of times to...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

My tour group was lucky enough to explore this beautiful forest one morning near the beginning of our tour. What a wonderful introduction to the lush and green vibe of Ireland, everything dripping wet and covered in moss. The sheep seemed to enjoy it too!

Thank Corrina A
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