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Garnish Island

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| Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
+353 27 63116
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (66 reviews)
“on the rocks” (51 reviews)
“italian garden” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
+353 27 63116
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. We all enjoyed it. The gardens are well maintained. The children loved the journey over on the boat too.

1  Thank corbys37
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Despite it not being the best day weatherwise we really enjoyed our visit to Garnish Island. Like others we saw some pregnant seals resting on the rocks in the bay during the short boat trip over. The gardens were a little windswept because of the...More

1  Thank Sara R
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We traveled to the island via blue ferry and saw a few seals on the way, very nice. Island was nice, probably nicer a month ago with the flowers blooming. Saw several maintenance workers tending the gardens. Nice variety, amazing considering location. Tower led to...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

On the beautiful island of Garnish, there are some of the most beautiful gardens you will ever see. This is probably one of the most beautiful and exotic garden islands you will ever see. Depart from Glengariff harbour on a boat and you will arrive...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Ferry over by Blue Pool cost €10 per person, didn't tell us an additional €5 pp when you arrive on island. The cruise across was lovely, lots of seals resting on the rocks and eagles nesting in the trees. The island itself seems to be...More

1  Thank Jack K
Reviewed 1 July 2017

There has been a change in the way the staff treat visitors. The lady at the desk treated us as if we were on a school visit, telling us about the toilets and sending us completely the wrong way because my friend had a stick....More

1  Thank jmsnashall
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Tickets for the boat cost €12 adult, €11 OAP and once you get to the island (about 15 mins boat trip) you have to pay a further €5 adult, €4 OAP to see the gardens. There is no other option on the island. I thought...More

1  Thank Ellie M
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We visited here while on holiday and the afternoon weather was great. The short ferry trip is nice and the crew showed us seals resting on rocks just near Garnish. The island is beautiful and the gardens and views are really beautiful. There is many...More

Thank italy085
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We got on the ferry and took the short trip over to the gardens. There a wonderful little detour by seals sunning on the rocks. The trails meander around the island and different gardens are discovered around the corner. We fortunate enough to have a...More

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We caught the boat from Glengarriff. On the way over there we saw loads of pregnant seals which was amazing. The gardens on the island are lovely. We did not have time to visit the house. There is also a little cafe with freshly made...More

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17 July 2017|
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Response from garnishisland | Property representative |
Hi, Most people spend between 1-3 hours on the Island depending on your interest in Gardens, if you take the tour of the house or have some food while on the Island. Hope you enjoy the trip
17 July 2017|
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Response from jimmyb1957 | Reviewed this property |
For the full day if you wish, the ferry's go back and forth all day.
13 July 2017|
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