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Beautiful place.

We came here with an elderly family member and so did the forest loop drive. We all marvelled at... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
County Cork, Ireland
Absolutely gorgeous!

Beautiful forest park with mountains in the background and a lake backdrop. Very varied scenery... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Acton, Massachusetts
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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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Reviewed November 2, 2018

We came here with an elderly family member and so did the forest loop drive. We all marvelled at the beautiful scenery and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Intend to return to take in some of the walks. The area is very well maintained and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hillybilly444
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Beautiful forest park with mountains in the background and a lake backdrop. Very varied scenery. Very well signed and maintained trails. Also staggeringly beautiful lakes and an old church site

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Gougán barra is a brilliant place to visit at all times of the year. We drove there from cork city which didn't take too long. The scenery at the lake near the church is breath taking. You can drive or walk around the trail with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank scall92
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Gorgeous and peaceful area! Heaven on earth countryside. A must drive to really appreciate the beauty of ireland

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank europeanhaunt
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Went there with my family. Its so magical. The beautiful still lake and the little church and the stations of the cross near by. We just sat under a tree and it felt like heaven. There is also a lovely little cafe where you can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LimerickandukAlice
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful setting with the tiny church on the lake but more pleasure to be had on the walks through the valley.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hunneybel
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I was taking back by the sheer beauty and peace in this area, the soft lapping of the gentle waves in the lake. PURE HEAVEN.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank skinner b
Reviewed August 3, 2018

It was up a steep road off the highway, but totally worth it. The clouds were hanging to the sides of the mountains and there was a mystic mist in the valley.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Went on a Saturday to bring my elderly man out for sum fresh air away from the heat in the city.we always used to visit as kids.its the same.hasent changed we went for a long walk.great scenic route.went into church lite afew candles and prayers.went...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mauricepmolloy
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Had a great hike with our group. Somewhat of a moderate hike, but very do-able for all levels. Gorgeous and green, lots of fun sheep and some waterfalls!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lauren C
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October 18, 2018|
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Response from seafirecr | Reviewed this property |
Please keep your dog leashed. Sign entering the park clearly states Dogs will be shot . Google this before you take your pup
July 19, 2018|
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Response from gregorym974 | Reviewed this property |
The roads around this area are narrow and far from what you would be used to. The best advice I could give to you is make sure you drive carefully and stay on the left hand side of the road. Gougane Barra is a beautiful... More
May 5, 2017|
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Yes you can.