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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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Boat trip and beautiful Garnish

While on hols in Glengarriff a trip to Garnish is a must! We took the Boat from the Harbour Queen Ferry that's located just across from the wonderful Eccles Hotel! My Children... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on hols in Glengarriff a trip to Garnish is a must! We took the Boat from the Harbour Queen Ferry that's located just across from the wonderful Eccles Hotel! My Children were well looked after the boatmen made a great fuss of them in fact! Brendan and crew were amazing! The island itself was so wonderful, full of color... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant spot for all the family. Well worth the visit. You catch the ferry boat from pier across the road from glengarrif hotel. Staff are firendly and full of chat. The island itself is a wonderful collection of plants and trees with some brilliant views. Went with kids who complained when it was time to go - plenty of places... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We got the ferry over to Garnish Island on Sunday 23rd October. It was a lovely cold sunny winters day. We went on the guided tour of the house. Our guide was excellent (regrettably I don't remember her name) and the tour was very informative. Although most of the plants were not in bloom as it was October, the gardens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I was at a loose end while here and someone suggested I visit Garnish Island. I'm so glad I did. The house had only just opened to the public and the guide was so knowledgeable and made it very interesting. The gardens were incredible and there were so many interesting plants and buildings. Definitely worth spending an afternoon there.

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Navan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our day here. The kids loved the boat and being able to roam and explore the magical island.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I finally managed to visit Garnish Island to see the newly restored Bryce family home after failing in the summer because of the long waiting queue - and was it ever worth the effort! The Office of Public Works [OPW] has done a wonderful job on the family cottage, extended by the Bryces over the years after their grandiose plans... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Shocking price of the >10 minute ferry ride aside (€12 per person!) this was definitely worth seeing once, for the beautiful scenery and, yes, for the seals (it's more of a seal rock that you're slowly motored past, than a seal "island", though.) The paltry admission price to get on the island (€3 pp) balanced out the overall cost of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Pretty little garden island. Short boat ride to nicely kept estate grounds. It's a great way to pass the time, (about 1.5 hours) and do a little thinking, dreaming and exploring. The walk around brings you to some beautiful views and some neat little buildings. The main house though was too modern looking. Worth a look, a little pricey 12... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful island only reachable by ferry and on your way you see the Commom Seals. Hiking shoes is a must. By the subtropical climate special trees, shrubs and plants. Routes are on a card and don't forget the amazing views.

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County Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were there is October, just magnificent. The house was open and intreating, the trees and gardenshrubs well maintained. Coffee and cake by the peir afterwards while waiting for the boat to take us back to the mainland.

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