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Address: | Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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.

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A beautiful retreat

The price was excellent for what you got. It was beautiful. The ferry ride itself was excellent as you saw the seals sunning along the way. The Island was just beautiful... read more

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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The price was excellent for what you got. It was beautiful. The ferry ride itself was excellent as you saw the seals sunning along the way. The Island was just beautiful. Surrounded by water and mountain views - the landscapes were just beautiful and the history was also fascinating. My mother who would have been 98 this year, always wanted... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was at a family wedding and my aunt suggest a trip so i went we were lucky with the weather it was stunning as we were rushing to get back to the hotel I didn't get to see all the Island but have now planned a family camping trip back next summer so I can explore more!! I would... More 

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Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Were somewhat disappointed with our visit. Payed 45€ for 4 persons (including a student and a senior) for a 15 minute ride on a small crammed ferry boat. If you're lucky you'll get to see some seals resting on the rocks in Bantry Bay. Upon you arrival on the island, you will be asked to pay an additional entrance fee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a lovely surprise of a visit. It was a short ferry trip which the children loved and then into a beautiful island of tropical plants and flowers. The children were entertained by the walks and towers. One thing to note is the cafe on site is a bit expensive for what you get. But otherwise it was a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on a beautiful sunny day in July 2016 with 2 young children under 5 and 2 over 70's - Took the boat out from Glengarriff, around €10 adult I think, and the trip out to Garinish was amazing, clearest blue skies and water, stopped to see the seals on a few of the tiny rocks, they looked happy at... More 

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Co Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well worth the price €10 each for the boat trip which as others have said was really good. The two man crew try to ensure you see the seals and the sea eagles that have a chick! Boats every half hour till 5. The gardens are fab even in the rain but do take the house tour, at €4 a... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The trip began with a boat ride from Glengarriff. This was a treat on its own, navigating a seaweed covered creek, out into open water with marvellous views, passed seals basking on rocks and eventually to Garinish Island. The walk around the island is fabulous, formal gardens, water features, pavilions and plants/vegetation from around the world. There is also a... More 

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Thank Russell M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a really lovely trip especially on a clear day. The ferry trip over takes in loads of basking seals, and we got to see a rare eagle landing in its nest from the shore line. The gardens themselves are vast, varied, and house a massive collection of plants. The italian garden in particular is lovely. Very unusual, very... More 

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Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Nice short ferry trip to the island, and you can spend as much time one the island as you want. On a nice warm sunny day you would be forgiven for thinking you are in the Mediterranean when in the Italian gardens!

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Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a boat trip out to this gorgeous island, beautiful gardens, follies and a sweet cafe to snack in.

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