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. 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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  • Not that words are needed here, as the pictures truly say it all, but Gougane Barra is a beautiful place to walk around. There are different hikes/walks you can do via the map (picture attached...  more »
  • A family day out including our dog, truly a beautiful place. Easy access, fabulous walking trails, can opt to drive around the wood if walking was an issue. Picnic benches everywhere. Stopped for our....  more »
  • Visiting Gougane Barra had been on my todo list for quite a while and I wasn’t disappointed when I finally did get to go. The views were exceptional, so picturesque. Unfortunately the day that we...  more »
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  • I was there for a walk, place is amazing, location of the park is down the valley surrounded by mountains, it was sunny day and colors as well feel was making me like I would be in heaven. Forest park is beautiful, plenty of trees and walking paths to suit anyone, families as well individuals. Mountains are giving this place majestic feel and look. Well worth stopping if you passing by, because you wont regret. I highly recommend this place for anyone who enjoys pure relaxation and long walks with beautiful scenery. This place is my top 10 to visit
  • Stunningly beautiful, The weather ran the spectrum from sun and warm breeze, to driving rain and blowing wind, to heavy fog, and back again! It only made the park more impressive. Dress appropriately, with shoes for hiking and layers, including rain pants and jacket.
  • Great park lovely walking trails in a fantastic part of the country. 5euro for the car park or walk down if you want. Nice touch is the picnic areas along the road you can pull into. Overall a good day out.
  • Such a good place to go for a walk. Place is beautiful and I recommend it to all.
  • This is a beautiful park which is very well looked after. 5euro per car to enter and park, there are very clean and well serviced toilets here too. We visited in mid spring and the trees were coming into leaf. Wonderful birdsong to be heard in a delightful, peaceful setting.

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