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“forest park”(18 reviews)
“the river”(16 reviews)
“beautiful place”(18 reviews)
| 5km West of Ballingeary on R584 to Bantry, at the Pass of Keimaneigh, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
+353 21 488 2218
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great hike with our group. Somewhat of a moderate hike, but very do-able for all levels. Gorgeous and green, lots of fun sheep and some waterfalls!

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. I walked from the Gougane Barra Hotel right into the park. I was impressed with how clean and fresh everything was. The facilities I used were well taken care of. The hiking trail well marked.

Thank seafirecr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were deliberately passing by here and luckily decided to go for a walk. We did the Laoi walkway and how lovely it was. This place is the perfect hub for walkers and nature lovers. Beautiful

1  Thank Emmalizi
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Gougane Barra is Ireland’s first National Park which opened to the public in the mid-1960s. The park entrance is about a mile up the road from the church (St. Finbarr’s Oratory). There are some easy trails going around the river, and more moderate ones going...More

Thank koabug
Reviewed 3 June 2018

My family and I regularly go for walks in the woods. I am not able to walk far but my husband and dog go off for hours. They love it.

Thank pkcork
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Gougane Barra Hotel reminds us of a cozy classical guest lodge at a national park (the park entrance is a short walk). The hotel has been lovingly maintained and operated by four generations of the same family. Set at the edge of a remote lake...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Never heard of this place until recently, but this gem is definitely worth a visit. What are loved about this place is the scenery. The view of the lake from anywhere is breathtaking. Quite unlike anywhere else I've been. I liked how well set up...More

1  Thank nayizs93
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Drove from Glengarriff to visit this place of beauty and visit the park and church on the lake where many weddings take place. The capacity of the church about 50ish people seated I would say. The park itself was Ireland’s first National Park when it...More

Thank gregorym974
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Nice park with lake and mountains little bit of forest also.We enjoy the walk around the park even in winter time.Would like to come back in summer.

Thank Stanky217
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The park is small, but the landscape is stunning. We enjoyed the tall trees and the waterfalls visible on the mountains.

Thank magnolia2122
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