Gougane Barra, a place of Romance...


A little church sitting on an ancient island in Gougane Barra Lake in a hidden valley in West Cork.
We are the hotel sitting on the side of the lake and it is no wonder that romantic couples from all over the world find us, and chose to get married here every year.We are happy to help you plan your most special day and make it they day you have dreamed of.

No need for a wedding car in Gougane Barra, you can just walk out the front door, down the steps to the lake, and to the little church to be married. Simple as that, but a white umbrella can occasionally be handy, and looks great in the photos. Your guests can walk back from the Oratory, to the hotel where there will be a welcome drink and tea and coffee with home-baked scones with jam and cream waiting for them while you take photos in the forest park or on the island.

We have a board on Pinterest with photos of  weddings in our hotel, click  here to view the romantic weddings

Enjoy the Magic of Chrystal and Paul's Wedding Video