Gougane Barra Hotel

“The property has a well-deserved reputation for its food” - AA Inspector

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BALLINGEARY, COUNTY CORK

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Our Inspector's View

This charming hotel, run by the Lucey family for over five generations, is in an idyllic location on the shores of Gougane Barra Lake, overlooking the tiny Oratory of St Finbarr, a popular venue for small weddings. The bedrooms vary in size, but they are all well decorated and very comfortable. Chef Katie Lucey prepares menus based on the best local and seasonal ingredients, some from artisan producers. The ground floor includes cosy lounge areas and a traditional bar, with a marquee theatre in the summer months for an innovative experience known as Theatre by the Lake.

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Gougane Barra Hotel
Gougane Barra, BALLINGEARY, Co Cork

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 25
  • Family rooms: 1
  • Bedrooms Ground: 8
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Private fishing
  • Cycle hire
Facilities
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 26
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 60

About The area

Discover County Cork

Cork is Ireland’s southernmost county, and is also the largest. There’s a lot of coastline, most of which is rocky and dramatic, but there are some amazing beaches, like Barleycove, Inchydoney and Owenahincha.

The town of Cobh is a naturally sheltered harbour, which made it a significant embarkation point for naval fleets during the Napoleonic Wars of the 18th century, emigration and prison ships in the 19th century, and the glamorous transatlantic liners of the 20th century. Today it is a seaside and sailing resort, with brightly painted Regency frontages above little shops and restaurants.

Youghal is a lovely walled seaport and one of the best-preserved 13th century market towns in Europe. Legend has it that this is where Sir Walter Raleigh first smoked tobacco from the New World and planted the first potato in Irish soil.

Cork, the county capital, is a vibrant, modern university city. Its status as a European Capital of Culture in 2005 resulted in major development throughout the city’s shopping areas. The city’s heart lies between the north and south channels of the River Lee. Its waterways and many bridges have given it the soubriquet of ‘Ireland’s Venice’.

 

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