Report and Photos from Gougane Barra Trip

Our first event of the season took place on Saturday 8th August at Gougane Barra. Barra it is said built a Monastery on an island in a lake nearby in the 16th century. The present ruins date from around 1700. The words Gougane Barra came from St. Finbarr who it is believed built the monastery.

This is home to a 138 hectare forest park in which the source of the river Lee comes from the hills around the park. It was in the park that our event took place in the way of a picnic which was a first for our club but as Covid 19 is such a very real risk to the health of everyone it was a great way to meet up with our members and friends.

We were especially lucky with the day in terms of the weather as it was one of the best days of our summer so far. I was delighted to meet up with everyone and while Zoom was a good platform in the circumstances to keep in touch you can’t beat getting together with our lovely cars. While the day was short it was most enjoyable and I think everyone was pleased to meet up. Roll on Ballylickey.

Thank you to everyone for coming along and adding to the enjoyment of the day.

John F Sheehan