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Garnish Island

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| Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
+353 27 63116
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Garnish Island (Ilnacullin Garinish or Garnish) is located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, in Southwest Ireland. Garnish is world renowned for its gardens which are laid out in beautiful walks and it has some stunning specimen plants which are rare in this climate.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (75 reviews)
“on the rocks” (52 reviews)
“italian garden” (38 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
+353 27 63116
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've travled to West Cork quite a few times now, but until this year we haven't visited Garinish. The Island is so beautiful, although it is really not big! The crossing with the ferry was hilarious, as we saw so many seals in the bay...More

Thank Melie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely to walk around and explore. Lots to see, incredible views, bright and colourful flowers, shrubs and trees. Stop for a cuppa and snack while waiting for the boat back.

Thank Ann N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see for anyone visiting the South of Ireland. On the same day you can also do Bantry House which is nearby. The whole island is formed by beautiful gardens of varied styles. The jarduins are very well maintained, the place is...More

Thank LanaFerreira
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Island practically closed. No one mentioned at ferry or at entrance to island. Cafe also closed. Shame on the OPW. €91 for the pleasure.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We caught the ferry across to the island and saw seals languishing on rocks, totally oblivious to us. The island was a real treasure with unusual follies. A quiet sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle

Thank marion p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The island is an interesting example of what a landscape architect can do when given free rein and a big budget. We were there in October and most of the plants in the gardens were beyond their prime, but the overall design is beautiful. I...More

Thank B L
Reviewed 12 October 2017

First of all, the short boat ride over is very over-priced. If you're going to spend 26 euros, make sure you are going on a pleasant day. It was wet and miserable when we went. The seals on the rocks didn't seem to mind. The...More

Thank Corrina A
Reviewed 12 October 2017

You have to travel by ferry and then pay to get on the very small island. Would not do this again. Found it to be a huge let down considering the cost of getting there.

Thank Sookie07
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Wonderful garden growing plants that you would not think possible at this latitude thoroughly enjoyable day can not recommend highly enough.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I was looking forward to visit this Island...It was not quite what I was expecting. Basically a Wild garden, the same you can see in many places in Ireland for free and the gardens are not well maintained. The visit to the house was nice,...More

Thank Alaski M
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17 July 2017|
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Response from garnishisland | Property representative |
Hi, Most people spend between 1-3 hours on the Island depending on your interest in Gardens, if you take the tour of the house or have some food while on the Island. Hope you enjoy the trip
17 July 2017|
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Response from jimmyb1957 | Reviewed this property |
For the full day if you wish, the ferry's go back and forth all day.
13 July 2017|
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