Gougane Barra Hotel
“Tried-and-true country cooking in hauntingly beautiful setting” - AA Inspector
BALLINGEARY, COUNTY CORK
Our Inspector's view
The Cronin family has owned property in hauntingly beautiful Gougane Barra since Victorian times, when its potential as an idyllic retreat was first fully realised. Views over the lake towards the mountains of Cork look especially magnificent from the ample windows of the dining room.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 70
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Lunch served from: 12.30
- Lunch served until: 2.30
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 8.30
- Wines under £30: 28
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 8
- Cuisine style: Classic, Traditional
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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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