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Visiting Gougane Barra had been on my todo list for quite a while and I wasn’t disappointed when I... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2019
helenhH499RJ
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Balbriggan, Ireland
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The joy resides in the serenity and time out of mind sense of being away from the world

This is Ireland’s first National Park, and is a favourite spot to unwind and get away from it all... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2019
John M
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Lyon, France
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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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Visiting Gougane Barra had been on my todo list for quite a while and I wasn’t disappointed when I finally did get to go. The views were exceptional, so picturesque. Unfortunately the day that we went was quite overcast but that only means I will have to return again. Highly
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This is Ireland’s first National Park, and is a favourite spot to unwind and get away from it all in the most beautiful and calm settings – what a most majestic part of the world, bordered by 3 mountain ranges and the extensive River Lee Valley!. The forest park comprises some
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We did the red trail and it was challenging, but well worth it! We would do it again and again if we were close!
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Lovely valley and gentle flat walking in the forest next to the river. Did the shorter circular walk and saw deer. Got a quiet spell as as we were leaving coaches of children arrived and wild and free they ran which was lovely to hear ( as we were leaving ) LOL !
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Six varied walking trails in the park. All very different to each other - wood walk, river walk and walks up the mountain. All very interesting with some amazing views. €5 for the car to gain entry to the park. No café in the park - you have to go back out and pay again to come
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