Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Gougane Barra

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Just lovely and peaceful Natural Forest Park. One negative- be careful as there are many Caterpillar Ants which has bitten me and my kids. Use lots of sprays and cover your body ;) 
  • The pond and church surrounded by high hills that greet you upon arrival will take your breath away. This is a beautiful stop with several trails and areas to walk. The church is quaint to go into and...  read more »
  • The park is so beautiful that it's hard to put into words. It's home to the most amazing toilets in Ireland for starters. The park itself is immense, so big and so quiet. An ideal spot for a nice stro...  read more »
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