Beautiful gardens reached by boat. Nice tearoom. Great place to spend the day. The boatmen will often take you past seals and show you where the rare white tailed eagle nests.
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Friendly boat crew who slowed the boat so that we could all appreciate the basking seals and the bird life of Bantry Bay. The island gardens are special and we followed the map religiously so that nothing was missed. Coffee shop is a tad pricey,...More
This Island is a place that calls to me each time I visit Ireland.This was a first for the kids and my partner and they enjoyed it thoroughly along with the boat ride over and back.
What a wonderful visit to Ilnacullin! On the way over, curlews flew past and high on a branch of a pine tree sat a female white tailed sea eagle complete with her identity tag marked D. She sat and gazed distainfully down at the boat...More
A place you must visit before you die. On a sunny day this is all most heaven. Beautiful gardens to stroll around. Get the boat from the Blue Pool centre of the town. This boat bring you out through the inlet and it is a...More
We took a ferry from the town's center. Great trip to the island while watching seals and eagles. The island itself hosts a garden and a house. You have to pay for both separately and they are also not included in the boat ticket. However...More
This is really beautiful island a short crossing and being welcomed by the seals that are on the rocks all around almost waving at you.. Lots to see Mallory Tower, Italian Gardens, house now open. Cafe for refreshments. Places to sit and relax and take...More
You can get a ferry from the jetty opposite the Eccles Hotel in Glengarreff. Ferry's go every half hour, 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after the hour.and takes about 10/12 minutes.The house on the island is well worth a visit and as the tour...More
This is a great way to spend a few hours on a day when the weather is good.We travelled by boat from the Blue Pool in the town centre.€10 each return trip.Passed the seals close up on the way .The island itself is stunning Italian...More