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Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Gougane Barra

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#3 of 16 in Nature in County Cork
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Get in touch with nature at Gougane Barra National Forest Park, a stretch of forest filled with paths, alpine trees, wildlife, and a lake. An island in the lake holds a small monastery dating back to the 6th century, when priest Denis O'Mahoney erected it. Much later, a 19th-century oratory was added nearby. The forest is packed with 20 different species of trees, including Sitka spruce, Japanese larch, Scots pine, and lodgepole pine. Take in the natural beauty with a stroll and a picnic, or head to the on-site restaurant. For Gougane Barra National Forest Park and beyond, use our Gougane Barra trip planner to get the most from your Gougane Barra vacation.
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  • One of the best hidden gems in Ireland. From the beautiful setting to the incredible food Gougane Barra is a 5 star experience. The dining in particular is second to none - amazing! The staff... 
    One of the best hidden gems in Ireland. From the beautiful setting to the incredible food Gougane Barra is a 5 star experience. The dining in particular is second to none - amazing! The staff...  more »
  • A truly amazing place. So beautiful. A lovely place to wander and a great spot to grab a cuppa and some home cooked goodies. 
    A truly amazing place. So beautiful. A lovely place to wander and a great spot to grab a cuppa and some home cooked goodies.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful park area to explore. I had mobility issues on the day so we paid €5 (coins only) to enter the park in the car. There are toilets and places to park up. There are lots of walking trails to suit different levels and would be a very good place to bring young children with bicycles or similar to do the circular route around. I can imagine you could spend the whole day here with a picnic.
  • Beautiful park with some great trails to follow, down to earth cafe and this picturesque little chapel! Lovely drive up to it from both Cork and Kerry side also.

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