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Address: Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
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Description: Garnish Island (Ilnacullin Garinish or Garnish) is located in the...
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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Wonderful gardens

Lovely day out at garnish Island. So peaceful the gardens were delightful lovely walks. , and the boat ride over was really nice you get to see all the seals lazing about on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland
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Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely day out at garnish Island. So peaceful the gardens were delightful lovely walks. , and the boat ride over was really nice you get to see all the seals lazing about on the rocks . Nice sturdy shoes for walking . Also a coffee shop to sit and relax whilst waiting for the boat back .

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved getting the little boat across to the island. Lovely coffee and a great walk round the gardens.

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wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A fitting monument to philanthropy. The island's flora waxes wide in the warm sun, the azaleas and rhododendrons and tree ferns and abutilons shine brilliantly. And basking seals on the way over too.

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

A short journey across Bantry Bay in a boat brought us to Garnish Island where the wonderful tropical gardens are set. The added bonus on the boat ride was seeing the seals hauled up on the rocks sunning themselves. The gardens were started in 1910 by Annan Bryce and his wife Violet. They had to bring in top soil and... More 

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Mullingar, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit. There are three ferry's available to this island. Two of them are €10 and one is €12 to get into the island it is €4 per person. I have read a few reviews cribbing about the price but it is well worth it. The ferry ride goes by a lil sea lion colony... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A lovely short trip on a boat to Garnish Island is well worth it - beautiful gardens and walks around the Island - highly recommended for everyone #mustsee

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Beautiful Italian gardens located just off the coast. A 10 minute mini ferry boat ride will get you there and back for a tenner and an entry fee of 3 euro ( I think) ... worth a visit,, bring a few sandwiches and flask of coffee so you can spend a good few hours there ... House on the island... More 

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kansas city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Not sure why someone created a world class garden and then donated it to Ireland; but you will not be disappointed with your visit here. It took a lot of time and money to create this paradise; and it is still being developed. On the highest point is a tower you can climb. It provides you with 360 degree views.... More 

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Isle of Man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We visited this magical place with friends. The day was warm and bright which added to the pleasure. There is a short boat trip to reach it- made even more special by several detours to show us grey seals basking on the rocks. The boatman also pointed out a white tailed sea eagle near its nest as we neared the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Beautiful spot at the end of a very senic drive. It was a very sunny day when we were there and looking out over the Atlantic ocean was very calming. I would imagine in stormy weather it would be a great location for photography.

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Address: Address: Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Glengarriff

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