Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Gougane Barra

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National Park
Get in touch with nature at Gougane Barra National Forest Park, a stretch of forest filled with paths, alpine trees, wildlife, and a lake. An island in the lake holds a small monastery dating back to the 6th century, when priest Denis O'Mahoney erected it. Much later, a 19th-century oratory was added nearby. The forest is packed with 20 different species of trees, including Sitka spruce, Japanese larch, Scots pine, and lodgepole pine. Take in the natural beauty with a stroll and a picnic, or head to the on-site restaurant. Use our Gougane Barra trip itinerary maker to add Gougane Barra National Forest Park and other attractions to your Gougane Barra vacation plans.
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  • This is a stunningly beautiful area of Ireland. Although off the beaten path, it is well worth the time, especially if you are looking to kick back and relax.  more »
  • Wonderful place for a walk with plenty of fresh air. If in the area I recommend a visit. Hotel and Cafe were closed due to time of the year.  more »
  • Beautiful scenic trails and some great hikes, could spend hours here. Bring some food if travelling here in the winter!  more »
  • Amazing Natural forest. Its perfect place for picnick. Kids would love playing around.
  • Really nice woodland. And you can go for a lovely walk around too
  • Gougane Barra was Ireland’s first National Park when it opened to the public in 1966. This contributes greatly to the reputation which Gougane Barra has as an area of wild and beautiful scenery. The magnificent Forest Park covers an area of over 400 hectares (1,000 acres).
  • Breath taking really enjoyable hike
  • Beautiful scenery