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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.
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
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
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
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