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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 yesterday

Lovely scenery, toilets, photo opportunities and walks, all as others say but be careful, a lifetme of reading detailed maps, and I go to the map board by the toilets....ah, lets start with the blue trail.....look at the map on the board, well don't it's...More

Thank marmiter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing walking tracks and family friendly features. This is a a wonderful state recreational park in a wonderfully pleasing landscape. Our time here was all too brief. Make sure you allow a good few hours to spend here.

Thank John K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the 5euro entry (coins only). We did one of the "difficult" climbs to the waterfall, with 3 kids (11,9,7) , not used to hiking, but they did it easily. Really recommend. Bring a picnic - we went on a Saturday and there was...More

Thank thameslee
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

1  Thank wellschr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Grainne282
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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 31 July 2017

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 23 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 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 22 July 2017

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
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