Gougane Barra




There is a green island in lone Gougane Barra,


Where Allua of songs rushes forth as an arrow;


In deep-valley'd Desmond - a thousand wild fountains 


Come down to that lake from their homes in the mountains.


There grows the wild ash, and a time stricken willow


Looks chidingly down on the mirth of the billow;


As, like some gay child, that sad monitor scorning,


It lightly laughs back to the laugh of the morning.

by J.J. Callanan.



Tel. (026) 47069.

Intl. +353 26 47068.

Email : gouganebarrahotel@eircom.net




Tel. (026) 47031.

Intl. +353 26 47031.

Email : muilaoire@eircom.net


St. Finbarr's Oratory

Open 9.00am - 6.00pm Daily.

Tel. (087) 784 2534.

Email : stfinbarrsoratory@gmail.com


national forest park 

Currently closed for tree felling.

Due to reopen in June 2014.