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Ilnacullin (Garnish Island)

| Bantry Bay, Glengarriff, Ireland
413-596-5464
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Glengarriff
Type: Islands, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Lovely gardens and fabulous shrubs and trees from around the world, with gorgeous sea views and Bantry Bay.

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Junction City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I wished we could have stayed longer! The island is unlike any I have ever seen. Following the numbers (which we found out later, be sure to start at #1) takes you through the whole island and each section of the island is a different theme or world location. Absolutely stunning. There is a tea shop on the island that... More

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Glengarriff, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Visit Glengariff Co Cork and see the beautiful italianate gardens on Garnish Island. See the seals and different seabirds. Fabulous hotels to stay in including Caseys Hotel on the Main Street

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We visited Garnish Island on the advice of Avril from Fernroyed House. The ferry ride was short, we didn't have to wait long, and got to see the seals sunning themselves on the rocks. The gardens were still in full bloom at the end of August. The collection of plants was large and varied, the dahlias were amazing and the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a lovely trip firstly on the Harbour Queen where Teddy, John and Brendan look after you on the short journey across the very sheltered glengariff bay with views of Maureen O Hara's house with plenty of time to stop for photos right by the seals out on the rocks. The island itself is beautiful especially the martello tower... More

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Redmond, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The ferry ride was a quick sail, but the ferrymen stoped the boat for us to admire the seals in the bay on the way to Garnish Island. Some f the gardens on the Island were spectacular while a couple looked as though they had been neglected for a while. The day we went out to the Island, the OPW... More

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We visited here using the Blue Pool ferry, this is a fantastic trip the ferry takes you past seal island where we saw lots of seals of all ages basking on the rocks, the ferry slows down so that you can get plenty of photo's, then it's pnto the island itself a wonderful little gem to wander around. Highly recommended

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A short 10 minute boat ride took us to another world. The gardens are beautiful and the range of plants are incredible, including tropical growth. On the boat ride you have the bonus of seeing the seal colony on the rocks. We loved it!

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Bischofsheim
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

If you are going to Glengariff, it is a must to go over with the ferry to Garnish Island. There are two Ferries to go, we´ve taken the "Blue Pool Ferry"( close to Quills woolen market), two local Boatman drove us to the Island, if you are in a big group, ask for special prices to go over. The Island... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Everything, it is a little oasis! We have visited there 3 times in the last 4 years and each time we see a little something new, the island is great and the boat journey over with Bluepool is an extra bonus the crew were lovely.

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