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Take it easy

We strolled throgh the Gearagh one evening recently. The reservoirs are very low now after the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colm M
via mobile
An Amazing Place

If you want some time in an amazingly beautiful place this is the place to see, with amazing walks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled throgh the Gearagh one evening recently. The reservoirs are very low now after the long dry summer so we could see many of the twisting streams making up the delta. This is a magical other worldly ever changing special place to take time...More

Thank Colm M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want some time in an amazingly beautiful place this is the place to see, with amazing walks with amazing views this is the place to see. This is one of my favourite places to visit when I just need to chill out and...More

Thank Jmartin1976
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great for photographers nature lovers artists and walkers. Very peaceful and beautiful. Full of wildflowers and birds ( in July )

Thank 581jane
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

It was nice to see this unique ecosystem called a alluvial forrest. However, it was very sad to see the gross level of human impact caused by the impoundment of the River Lee and subsequent drowning of the Gearagh all in the name of progress.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Cool place to check out. I'd recommend reading the history of this place beforehand. Go on a clear day

Thank Regina M
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Gearagh is one of my favourite places to walk outside of Cork city. It is a flat walk with varied landscape, a must for birdwatchers and ecowarriors. There is varied terrain through the actual flooded valley, woodland, country roads and lanes. I do a...More

Thank Patricia O
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

If you are out and about visiting the Macroom area this is worth a visit. When waters were drained the remains of an ancient petrified forest were exposed. It is like a scene from an SF movie. I found it fascinating

Thank Ella P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I found this by accident. I am a photographer also, so I was in the area and wanted to shoot some shots. I googled and found this was near by. It is a submerged forest apparently, deliberately flooded for a hydroelectric plant. Long walks available...More

Thank ShaneMcDonald
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

A fabulous scenic walk across a collection of water ! Little bridges add to the whole ordeal ! Great if you catch a dry day ! Plenty free parking

Thank StefM2213
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a magic place for a walk, sit-down, or picnic. Great for photography. Try landscape, seascape and macro here. Come in Summertime to experience the Butterfly Island at its best.

1  Thank Timothy M
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