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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 27 August 2018
Cork, Ireland
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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 20 August 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

I'm probably going to short sell this because we did not have access to the historical buildup or significance of the area. Nonetheless, it's a pond and the drive to get to it was hardly worth the scenery alone. Before cutting it off the list...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frederick W
Reviewed 27 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank colmm299
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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 )

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank StefM2213
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