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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.
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  • 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 17 July 2017

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
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this trip to a beautiful island. This was a gem of a trip. As there is no ATM in Glengarriff and I only take limited cash on trips I had only 20e to take the boat to the island with two teenagers. The very...More

Thank margo132
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This was our second time coming here but we will come back many more times I'm sure. The gardens are lovely and are even more amazing when you think that they were created from scratch. The boat ride over is fun and it's a pleasure...More

Thank Hazel D
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Have visited island for the third time but will coming back in the year or two, once kids growing up a bit. Kids have engoyed seals watch on the way to and from the island. Lovely peašceful place to relax and explore lovely gardens and...More

1  Thank Sean T
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Loved it from the time I bought my ticket at the blue pool ticket desk.so amazing trip.15 mins.saw seals sunbathing on rocks.great guide.Garnish island was as I remembered it from ,30years ago.but even nicer.beautiful plants.so warm there.clean relaxing.loved my 2 hours there.bring a picnic if...More

1  Thank Cork_irelandLiz
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The day was lovely. The msn on the boat was exceptional. Could not do enough to help us as my Wife had to travel in a wheelchair. The scenery breathtaking but what a place to bring anyone in a wheelchair and the person pushing a...More

1  Thank Dan1168
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. We all enjoyed it. The gardens are well maintained. The children loved the journey over on the boat too.

1  Thank corbys37
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Despite it not being the best day weatherwise we really enjoyed our visit to Garnish Island. Like others we saw some pregnant seals resting on the rocks in the bay during the short boat trip over. The gardens were a little windswept because of the...More

1  Thank Sara R
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We traveled to the island via blue ferry and saw a few seals on the way, very nice. Island was nice, probably nicer a month ago with the flowers blooming. Saw several maintenance workers tending the gardens. Nice variety, amazing considering location. Tower led to...More

Thank joewS3789KM
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

On the beautiful island of Garnish, there are some of the most beautiful gardens you will ever see. This is probably one of the most beautiful and exotic garden islands you will ever see. Depart from Glengariff harbour on a boat and you will arrive...More

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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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