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Garnish Island

#2 of 15 things to do in Glengarriff Features Animals
| Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
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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.
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“boat trip” (65 reviews)
“on the rocks” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Mstoneleigh-on-sea
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank paidir65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank gmullan
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Dermot15
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Matth-t-S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank smiler073
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see. There is some climbing but there are wheelchair accessable paths. Many trees from tropical areas!

Thank pkcork
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank glentara
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Frankiepingin
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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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