We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
Website
Description:

Garnish Island (Ilnacullin Garinish or Garnish) is located in the sheltered...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$63*
and up
Ring of Beara Day Tour from Killarney
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 348 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 219
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Tropical delight

Loved this little island. made me feel as if I was out of Ireland! Phenomenal - Forget the gentleman who took us out on the boats name. Mighty character altogether!! Well worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jsteve101
,
Newcastle West, Ireland
Add Photo Write a Review

348 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 308: English reviews
Newcastle West, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this little island. made me feel as if I was out of Ireland! Phenomenal - Forget the gentleman who took us out on the boats name. Mighty character altogether!! Well worth a visit. I can imagine it would be wonderful for wedding photos! :)

Helpful?
Thank jsteve101
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A quick unplanned trip and it was so worth it. Our girls are 7 and 9 and couldnt get around the island quick enough. It was beautiful and tropically warm. The coffee shop staff were lovely although i found it a little expensive. The house tour with Mary was really lovely. She made it feel like you knew the family... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kirsten M
Jupiter, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite beautiful. A tropical feast in the middle of Ireland. I loved it It is a short boat ride from the land. Do read a bit about it before you go.

Helpful?
Thank PBGDOC
Co. Kildare
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh yes well worth a visit - lovely experience. Be sure to visit Bryce cottage while on the Island. The blue pool ferry port is lovely, nicer than the main ferry port I feel. Watch out for the seals and eagles on route over to Island.

Helpful?
Thank Eileen M
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got the ferry trip to garnish island from glengarriff . Cost 30€ for 2 adults and 2 kids- the child under 2 was free. Be sure to take cash as no card payments accepted here or on the island. Entry to the gardens was 10€ for a family.We discovered when we went to the little coffee shop to purchase a... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Nor32
Sligo, Ireland
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day out. Beautiful gardens. Probably would be heaven for botany enthusiasts but I found a lot to admire and enjoy. Amazing views from all the high points in the island. The highlight is definitely the seal colony on the boat ride in though

Helpful?
Thank sehar2015
Tullow, Ireland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Garnish island is a beautiful place . It's managed very well by the Opw (Irish state body) there is a cafe and toilets on the island. Entry to the island is very reasonable and it's easy to pass a couple of hours there. Ferrys run every half hour and you see seals and Eagles on route. Very safe for family's... More 

Helpful?
Thank shane r
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the garden mainly. Loved the seals spotted basking on the way out in boat. Short journey and lovely calm day for one who fears water!! We did the house first, our guide Maeve was very informative and obviously is passionate about history. She did a great job. Very interesting tour, so much learned of the family within a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mary M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here when we visited Ireland recently. The boat ride was very cool and saw seals along the way. The island was very serene and toured the home on the island as well. The gardesn wern't in full bloom yet which was disappointing but it must be beautiful in the later summer months. We were there mid June 2016. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Deb M
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ferry journey over to the island on a sunny day, watching seals basking on rocks in the sun-what more could you ask for. The island itself is stunning and lovely to walk around.

Helpful?
Thank B W

Travelers who viewed Garnish Island also viewed

 
Glengarriff, County Cork
Glengarriff, County Cork
 

Been to Garnish Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Garnish Island and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Garnish Island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?