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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  • Truly a special place to relax in a peaceful place. We stopped while we where in west cork on a friends recommendation. We had a coffee and walked around for around 45 min. Very much worth the... 
    Truly a special place to relax in a peaceful place. We stopped while we where in west cork on a friends recommendation. We had a coffee and walked around for around 45 min. Very much worth the...  more »
  • This establishment is really a little but of heaven on earth. The location is perfect and this coupled with the professionalism of Neil Katy and their staff as they welcome their guests has to be... 
    This establishment is really a little but of heaven on earth. The location is perfect and this coupled with the professionalism of Neil Katy and their staff as they welcome their guests has to be...  more »
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  • Nice place for hiking... Mountain Hiking, forest walk... Good place for relaxing... peaceful...If lucky can meet some wild animals too... We enjoyed with family... 1.30 hr far from cork city...
  • The place is just beautiful I can see why it is used for a lot of weddings

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