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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 4 days ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous park. The views are spectacular and the walking trails are in good shape. There is a cute little church on an island that you can visit including a well documented history. Beautiful place.

Thank wellschr
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a delicious lunch here, very reasonably priced and enjoyed a visit to the gift shop after our forest walk. Beautiful scenery.

Thank Grainne282
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn’t have long to spend here, but it was well worth the 5 Euro admission price to drive through such a beautiful place. Remember to bring change – there’s no one at the gate and it opens only with coins. Although the day was...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely peaceful walks. Stunning scenery. Well worth going out of your way to visit. There are several graded walks from easy to mid to challenging.

Thank danos1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have longed to return to this place for several years. I have not been since my folks passed and it was exactly what I needed. It is one of the most spiritual and beautiful locations I come to in Ireland. The serene lake, the...More

Thank paidir65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow it's honestly a very spiritual beautiful place fantastic location you will remember your visit here forever it's beautiful

Thank Donald F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing hike up a trail to the top so we could see a small waterfall, while also looking over all the sheep farms. Such a neat place and highly recommend it.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Took a morning walk through the woods and gave me ample opportunity to reflect and enjoy nature at its best.

Thank PSWriteHome
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Been trying to get a chance to head to this park for a spot of hill walking for years, was more than worth the wait. Climbed to the highest hill with spectacular views and a great day weather wise. Would need a bit of experience...More

Thank Ciaran O
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We traveled here with our children (7 & 5) and it really is a beautiful spot. We did a gorgeous loop walk that takes you up onto a plateau then down through a forest and along the banks of the River Lee. It is challenging...More

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