Gougane Barra National Forest Park

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Gougane Barra National Forest Park

Gougane Barra National Forest Park
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NuttyLT
Ireland70 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Highly recommend for wild & beautiful scenery tucked in a lush valley at the edge of the mountains! Think Virgin River with its sharp crags, high pine forests and panoramic views sweeping down the lake. Trails to suit all abilities. Spotless public toilets. Great signage and tree identification posts. An ideal location to park & picnic. We did a couple of trails but the “Slí na Sléibhe” (2.5kms, 2hrs, strenuous) is the most majestic of all the trails in the park – high into the mountains with spectacular views & highly recommend! Delighted to find where the majestic River Lee rises, flowing to Cork Harbour about 90Km away where we’ve been staying during our holiday. Steeped in history, the tiny island at the edge of the lake at the entrance to the Forest Park where Saint Finbarr, patron saint of Cork, founded his early Christian monastery in the 6th century.

You’ll need €5 in coins to pay on car park entry but we just parked along the route (without causing obstruction) and added another 700m to our lovely walk!
Written 13 August 2021
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bipbipbipbopbop
San Jose, CA319 contributions
Jul 2021
Great trails through the beautiful woods. Lovely way to spend a hot Sunday in a slightly less hot forest. Very accessible and well maintained.
Written 23 July 2021
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patorourke
Cork, Ireland364 contributions
Jun 2021
Beautiful spot to visit so peaceful it s where the river lee rises to flow to cork cit and were st fin bar the patron saint of cork city lived before heading down river to settle in cork
Written 1 July 2021
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Krabate
65 contributions
Jun 2021
Lovely place, beutiful view. Beautiful place in a nice weather. Very romantic. Great place for small wedding.
Written 23 June 2021
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Michaela R
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Didn't stay but wanted to leave a thank you to the wonderful manager of the hotel who was so kind to us. My little brother got hurt on the trail, we brought him down to the hotel and asked for a first aid kit. The manager however was so kind, he helped us sanitise and wrap the wound and was so nice, him kept him entertained to distract him from the wound. I know we didn't stay but wanted to make sure that people know how attentive the manager and the staff were even though we weren't guests in the hotel. Speaks a lot of their cork hospitality and I'm sure based on our brief encounter that the guests will be treated wonderfully.
Written 13 June 2021
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BeaBi
Cobh, Ireland513 contributions
Sep 2020
You can walk, cycle or drive the car. If you decide for car you should have change. I found information, that you can pay with card, but this option was not working. Excellent place even for rainy day.
Written 8 March 2021
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Tr8velbug
Lisburn, UK541 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
I don’t think many know about this beautiful Park! It is so stunning - the drive there is beautiful to start with and then the little church is beautiful and a bit further along there is the Forest Park that you have several walks to choose from and picnic spots too. It reminded me of a mini Canada from the scenery
Written 11 September 2020
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wasatchmtnhiker
Limerick, Ireland18 contributions
Aug 2020
Absolutely beautiful park for anyone who likes to walk. Easy parking, accessible bathrooms and many trail options for hill or forest walking. We were there when it was raining and there were waterfalls everywhere. Stop and take a picture of the church but go here for the park.
Written 27 August 2020
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gez67
Limerick, Ireland52 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Wow , what a stunning place beautiful lake and quaint church with fabulous walks of all types from easy to more strenuous. A place you have to visit because words and photos just don't do it justice
Written 17 August 2020
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Leonardo Bissoli
Ireland88 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Good park to walk around. There are few tracks that you can choose. You can park before the National and walking from there.
Written 4 August 2020
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