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“A must while in Ireland !”
Review of Garinish Island

Garinish Island
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$81.49*
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Ring of Beara Day Tour from Killarney
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Glengarriff
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Amazing and beautiful gardens. Great for photography and all nature lovers! My wife and I can't wait to go back. Don't forget to buy a map and enjoy yourself!

Thank Hawkfan02
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

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

Thank Mike B
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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 you can eat at also. Though we did not do that ourselves, the food we saw people eat looked great. When we return, we will definitely save one day for Garnish Island. The boat ride to the island was amazing! The captain stopped a couple times for us to take pictures of seals and other waterlife and the view of Maureen O'Hara's estate is beautiful!!

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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

Thank Barbarajoy1
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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 views from the grecian temple, beautiful. Lots of butterflies too! I took tons of photos. We were so happy we followed Avril's advice!

Thank Kathleen K
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