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Gougane Barra National Forest Park

| 5km West of Ballingeary on R584 to Bantry, at the Pass of Keimaneigh, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
+353 21 488 2218
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| 5km West of Ballingeary on R584 to Bantry, at the Pass of Keimaneigh, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
+353 21 488 2218
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

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 fascinating history of the area. From there I...More

Thank KangaAndRu
Reviewed 20 September 2016

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 ;)

Thank Katarzyna39
Reviewed 10 September 2016

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 beautiful. If you want beautiful scenery this...More

Thank Rhonda L
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

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 stroll but just as good for...More

1  Thank Niall O
Reviewed 4 September 2016

our first visit was three years ago and couldn't wait to get back for a picnic and hike. there has been a pest that has caused major deforestation and it was shocking to see; trees down, creek dried up, no sheep in sight. however the...More

Thank mercmeist
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My wife and I, and a pair of great friends from America came out to see Gougane Barra for the first time. It is located near our home in Snave (near Bantry) in West Cork. We were not prepared for the natural splendour we experienced....More

1  Thank Jonnokinsella
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely day out walking. My youngest child is 5 so payed 5 euro to drive in. Took off walking up one side down the other best day took pictures on the way with plenty of water. Lots of fun with stunning views.

1  Thank Mary O
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing forest park. Great treks. We did two of the more strenuous treks with the kids. The views from the top are stunning. Lots of picnic tables throughout the park. Hint : take a pic of the routes so you can keep track of where...More

1  Thank richy h
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The one of the most beautiful forest parks we visited! Though to see all the beauty you will need to do some work! Be ready for some climbing and walking, but the few is totally worth it! The place allows to have BBQ, though we...More

Thank Jekaterina A
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Gougane Barra is an amazing place if you like being outdoor and walk through forests. It is also ideal for pic nic and family day out. It is not reachable with public transportation so you might want to rent a car or go with organised...More

Thank AdryCork
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Can I walk my dog around this park
5 May 2017|
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Response from seamussg | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.