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Saint Finbarr's Oratory on Gougane Barra lake

Saint Finbarr's Oratory on Gougane Barra lake

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Saint Finbarr's church on the 6th century foundations of a monastery on the island on Gougane Barra lake


On a small island in the middle of Gougane Barra lake lies St Finbarr's Oratory.

During the 6th century Saint Finbarr built a monastery on an island in the middle of Gougane Barra lake. The original foundations can still be seen today. In 1700 a priest called Denis OMahony lived on the island.

Today it is a popular wedding destination giving wonderful views of the surrounding Gougane Barra National Park in West of Macroom in County Cork, Ireland.

Gougane Barra lake with island

Gougane Barra lake with island

Colourful interior of Saint Finbarr's Orator

Colourful interior of Saint Finbarr's Orator

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St Finbarrs Oratory on Gougane Barra lake

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