Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Gougane Barra

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#3 of 16 in Nature in County Cork
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. For Gougane Barra National Forest Park and beyond, use our Gougane Barra trip planner to get the most from your Gougane Barra vacation.
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  • Beautiful forest park with mountains in the background and a lake backdrop. Very varied scenery. Very well signed and maintained trails. Also staggeringly beautiful lakes and an old church site  more »
  • Goug├ín barra is a brilliant place to visit at all times of the year. We drove there from cork city which didn't take too long. The scenery at the lake near the church is breath taking. You can drive o...  more »
  • Gorgeous and peaceful area! Heaven on earth countryside. A must drive to really appreciate the beauty of ireland  more »
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