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Historic small church on beautiful Gougane Barra Lake ...peaceful, spiritual, unique, long history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pat d
Killarney, Ireland
Picture postcard perfect

So many online/social media images today are altered and enhanced to make them (and the people in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Waterford, Ireland
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Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
+353 87 784 2534
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic small church on beautiful Gougane Barra Lake ...peaceful, spiritual, unique, long history to church and graveyard

Thank pat d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many online/social media images today are altered and enhanced to make them (and the people in them LOL) look extraordinary. St. Finbarr's church on the lake at Gougane Barra is real and fantastic. It's a tiny church as part of a pilgrimage destination and...More

Thank EugeneC257
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gougane Barra Church (Also known as St Finbarrs) is located on a small Island in a beautiful valley, beside a national forest park. It’s 1 hr drive from Cork City or 30mins from Bantry and is definitely worth a visit. There is a small hotel...More

Thank Rathcoole24
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This church, which is more like a small chapel, is situated on a small peninsula jutting into the scenic lake in this park and is a gem, well worth a small detour. The small coffee shop and souvenir shop near this chapel are inviting for...More

Thank lldekker
Reviewed 14 August 2018

My Husband and I recently visited Gougane Barra Church. It was very busy but there was a lovely atmosphere there. There was something special about it. We lite some candles and got some holy water from the well. We visited the ruins of the monastery...More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

There are many beautiful sights in Ireland, Gougane Barra in southwest Cork is one of the most memorable.A lovely church in a quiet setting, surrounded by lakes and mountains. A cafe and small hotel are nearby. A perfect quiet and reflective setting for a short...More

Thank cathi r
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

On a rainy day we visited this little church. Inside a bit small. Nearby the ruins of an old monestary.

Thank JCB3225
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Lovely church on a peninsula in the middle of the lake. Nice refuge from the storm we encountered. Solitude.

Thank DougTMesa
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a truly wonderful place. I suppose this would have been my fifth or sixth visit, and probably the first time I've been when the weather has been unequivocally hot. It still had that deep sense of antiquity, a suspicion that, if you stayed...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Our daughter was married in July 2018. Gougane Barra is an amazing and beautiful one of kind place. It is a fairy tale spot. It is a place and a wedding we will never forget.

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14 April 2016|
Response from Niall O |
only on special occasions, it's primarily used for weddings but not for regular mass