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Garinish Island

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| Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
+353 27 63040
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (75 reviews)
“on the rocks” (52 reviews)
“italian garden” (38 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Ireland
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+353 27 63040
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"boat trip"
in 75 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 52 reviews
"italian garden"
in 38 reviews
"martello tower"
in 37 reviews
"walled garden"
in 33 reviews
"harbour queen"
in 23 reviews
"blue pool ferry"
in 19 reviews
"house tour"
in 15 reviews
"seal colony"
in 14 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 37 reviews
"saw seals"
in 11 reviews
"full bloom"
in 10 reviews
"every half hour"
in 9 reviews
"small boat"
in 7 reviews
"sea eagles"
in 7 reviews
"office of public works"
in 6 reviews
"great trip"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here via a little boat and lived the whole thing. Boat trip was excellent as captain pointed out seals and a meeting eagle. Then the gardens were delightful with different views and fragrances at every turn. lovely to sit and stroll ad you desired...More

Thank maddiePortsmouth
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Reviewed yesterday

This must be one of the most attractive places it is possible to go in Ireland. A short boat trip on the Harbour Queen was hosted in such a friendly way by our boatman. He stopped the engines to allow everyone to take photos of...More

Thank Tripstaker
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Eccles Hotel then got the ferry over to the Island. Cost 15 euros which was reasonable. Really strange as the weather was windy prior to getting there but once on the island it became warm due the protection of the trees planted...More

Thank Packernjs1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went over and thankfully it stayed dry for the 3 hours we were their -- Gardeners told us would be many more flowers in bloom if we didnt have the very wet months -- lovely to stroll around and if u want u can...More

2  Thank clotmg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Harbour queen ferry with lovely Mr O’Sullivan for a personal guided tour over to Garinish island. What a gentleman showing us the seals and points of interest as well as the Eagles nest. The island opened to visitors for the season 3...More

3  Thank Ashling V
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I loved it. I go there every year or many twice a year. really good attraction. Come there by ship. By Connor.

Thank SuperCoolConnor
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

There are, I think, two companies operating boat services to the Garnish Island. We took the one further away from the village centre. The journey was a pleasant 10 minute boat trip and the boat slowed down for the passengers to take photos of the...More

1  Thank twoFinns2014
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

You can find the marvelous history of Garinish Island on google. Some fundamental issues: Making your way on the island requires lots of walking on the many trails. You want to visit on a sunny day in the summer months when the flowers are in...More

Thank mcarr0ll27
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We went to Garnish Island while we were in Ireland last May and it was absolutely gorgeous! There's a brochure that states that it's a 'gardeners paradise' which may throw some people off who aren't into gardening, but from someone who's not all that into...More

Thank sweetpea231961
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

My family and I were traveling along the Wild Atlantic Way with a stopover in Glengarriff. To be honest, I had reviewed Garinish Island prior to arriving, but the description of a gardener's paradise didn't appeal to me since I don't have a particularly green...More

Thank Holly D
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alipalky
7 April 2018|
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Response from Packernjs1 | Reviewed this property |
The boats were every half hour but picked back up on the hour which ties in well with the tour of the house. Enjoy it we did
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Frozendreams
16 January 2018|
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Response from Colin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s no problem at all. The staff on the boat/ferry where very helpful. We had a dog onboard, and that was no problem at all. Hope this is of help Colin
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app4k01ubstm42qud378
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
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