Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Gougane Barra
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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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  • Went out of the way to visit Gougane Barra and was glad to do so. Spent about two hours enjoying the extraordinary peacefulness and beauty of the village and lake ...didn't go past the village-church ...  more »
  • spectacular views, hills, Lake, a tiny church, gift shop and Cafe with delicious coffee. The ideal place to relax with your loved ones
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  • Arriving in Gougane Barra I was initially struck by the peace and beauty of the area. It's an area of great natural beauty and I happily wandered around by the lake and the Church, reading by the fasc...  more »