Gougane Barra Church

Gougane Barra Church

Gougane Barra Church
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stubuffalo
Buffalo, NY1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
We were driving around Ireland in 2012 and while hanging with the locals at a pub one night a gentleman told us to go see this church. We never heard of it but we decided to go check it out. Driving through the countryside on narrow windy roads, passing farms, animals, beautiful stone walls pretty much felt like what experiencing Ireland should be all about. We reached the church and it breathtaking. The surrounding views around this old church were magnificent. It was November & there absolutely nobody else there except us. Was a little cold and misty but that added to the mystique of it. Very cool history. A hidden gem. I appreciate that gentleman that told us to go. Mingling with the locals is a cool way to explore any place that you want to learn about. Highly recommended.
Written 15 December 2021
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Josie C
Dublin, Ireland134 contributions
Aug 2021
Definitely a fairy tale feel to the place. Morning time when the mist is rising over the lake or evening when it is coming time is like something out of a painting. A very special place.
Written 19 October 2021
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bipbipbipbopbop
San Jose, CA319 contributions
Jul 2021
This church is an absolute must do if you visit the area. It is a beautiful little church in gorgeous surroundings.
Written 23 July 2021
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MaryCork
Cork, Ireland502 contributions
Jun 2021
No matter how many times we see this church, we marvel at it every time. Nestled in the lake, it is a wonder.
Written 8 June 2021
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Stephen G
18 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
This was a ‘must visit’ location on our Great Irish Road Trip. A friend had married here in 2019. Easy to see why. Beautiful. Peaceful. Enriching. My first time there. Witnessed low-level rainbows, almost close enough to touch. Happened on morning Mass - social distancing no problem with only 9 other souls there, including the priest. Having celebrated Mass, he proceeded to row out on the lake afterwards. Truly living the gospel.
Written 27 September 2020
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Tiana Ward
Tralee, Ireland817 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
I visited Gougane Barra National Forest Park in October of 2017 and I will remember it forever 👍🏻 Came across this lovely church and lit a few candles 🕯 Highly recommend everyone visiting some day ‼️
Written 28 July 2020
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Catherine O
Carlow, Ireland133 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We visited Gougan Barra on our way back home from a mini break in Kenmare and I have to say what a beautiful peaceful place to visit i had heard so much about it and I had always wanted to see it and I have to say it was stunning so much history so when you visit stop and take a few minutes for yourself to sit and appreciate the beautiful scenery and to reflect on life its such a calm and peaceful place in such a busy crazy world
Written 15 February 2020
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Jessica F
County Cork, Ireland14 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Beautiful church with a stunning backdrop. Definitely worth a visit. There is a hotel in the area, lots of picnic benches and very clean public toilets.
Written 6 January 2020
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clonmeltwo
Clonmel, Ireland573 contributions
May 2019
We saw this Church so many times we thought when we saw it in reality it would come as no surprise to us, but it did. The peacefulness & calm was lovely. The Church was a beautiful place to sit and contemplate. We took pictures that we had seen so many times before but it really does make a difference when you are behind the lens.
Written 12 October 2019
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comerharris
New Carlisle, OH470 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a beautiful religious site in a postcard perfect setting - surrounded by rocky hills and next to a beautiful lake. Nothing sensational here, just a nice walk around the 5th century religious site where St. Finbarr put down roots for a religious community.
Written 2 October 2019
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