Gougane Barra, A Live History

Gougane Barra, a live history

Gougane Barra is a settlement to the west of Cork, close to Macroom. It's one of the tourist attractions the southern part of Ireland. The name comes from Saint Finbarr who built a monastery on a small island in the nearby lake during the 6th century. It's said that the current ruins were build by priest Denis O'Mahony around 1700. Gougane Barra was a safe place for Roman Catholics to celebrate during the penal laws.
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Ballincollig Regional Park

Ballincollig Regional Park

Ballingcolig AFC Regional Park

Ballincollig Regional Park was the place where Britain used to manufacture gunpowder. It used to be shipped to it’s armed forces worldwide via the Cork City Port during the 18th century to the start of 19th century. The abandoned gunpowder mills complex is still standing at the location, along with most of the original buildings.

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