Monday, November 21, 2016

The Magic of Gougane Barra ♥

Yesterday my boys and I went exploring somewhere new, a place that none of us had ever been to before, a place that really was quite magical, the beautiful Gougane Barra.

We drove an hour and half across the county, through the most twisting and turning roads we've ever experienced to a place where the landscape was absolutely breathtaking. There were auburn coloured hills on both sides of us, some topped with snow - something which Tyler was amazed by and lots of rocky sights in view. We drove through the quaintest little towns and the Gaelic region, all the signs were as Gaeilge and the place had an air of being lost in time, it was like another world to us.

There were beautiful lakes everywhere, whose waters were perfectly still and glittering from the bright winter sun beating down on surface. There was definitely a chill in the air yesterday and as we drove through the county we could see the orange and brown autumn landscapes disappearing and the frosty, icing winter days creeping in.

When we arrived at Gougane Barra there was a definite feeling of stillness and calm. There wasn't one ripple in the lake surrounding St. Finbarr's Oratory - which we went in to to light candles and it was just a beautiful, peaceful place to walk around with our little ones in tow.

There's a huge forrest in Gougane Barra too, with lots of places to explore. We hiked up the side of a hill, up rugged stone steps and through a waterfall to get to a lookout point to view the amazing sites all around us. I was amazed that Tyler managed the steps and even when we got down he wanted to go straight back up again - he's definitely an adventurer!

We had a great time exploring Gougane Barra, a beautiful place and most definitely a photographers dream - I was in my element taking pictures of it all. It was like something out of a fairytale.



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18 comments

  1. WOW! Those view indeed looks like a real magical place. I absolutely love all the photos. So beautiful and yes, magical :)

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  2. What beautiful scenery! The lakes and the surrounding forrest looks so serene and peaceful. What a great place to spend the day exploring.

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  3. That looks absolutely beautiful! I Love to explore places like that where I live it's mostly brown and I miss the green! Hopefully at some point I we can come out there and explore.

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  4. What a fun hike! You take gorgeous pics!! I would love to go there one day and see all of that!!

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  5. This looks like a beautiful location to visit, explore, wander and hike - the photos you've shared are stunning!

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  6. Oh my goodness what an absolutely beautiful place, your photos are just stunning as well.

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  7. These images are so breathtakingly stunning. I would love to visit this area. These pics can be on postcards- they're so perfect!

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  8. Fiona these views are breathtaking, I can't stop going back and forth staring at them. You should monetise these to the tourism industry lol but seriously gorgeous

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  9. You have some very wonderful pictures! I love how majestic they look and it seems like really cool place to take the family to just enjoy the outdoors.

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  10. These views are absolutely amazing!! I love how you can see his curls while he is walking down the road, I bet you'll be back for more photos as the seasons change.

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  11. You're such an amazing photographer, I am in love with this place just from seeing it in your photographs. I would love to visit there one day. Your son's red coat is adorable.

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  12. It is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place, isn't it? Such stillness is good for the soul. I guess Finbarr got it right!

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  13. These pictures are amazing. I love all of the landscapes and it looks so serene.

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  14. I have never been to Ireland and can't wait to visit. This looks like a truly magical place, right out of a fairytale.

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  15. Great shots.. Very cool and beautiful places.. Feels like you will forget problems if you visit the places on the pictures.. Relaxing also..

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  16. Such a beautiful place to go with the family. This looks like a rejuvenating place and very relaxing too. What a fresh breath of air.

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  17. What a lovely place to visit and explore! Your photos are absolutely stunning!

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  18. Wow these pictures are absolutely incredible! I'd love to check this amazing place out! -Lynzy

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Fiona
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