Garinish Island

Garinish Island, Glengarriff: Address, Phone Number, Garinish Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Garinish Island
4.5
Islands • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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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kazzie123
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
Exceeded expectations
Jun 2021
Perhaps lovely weather on the day had an impact but we really enjoyed our visit to Garnish Island. It was a little paradise that felt far more tropical than an island off Cork! The man that gave us a tour of the house was excellent and made it entertaining for the kids
Written 7 June 2021
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Martin Carroll
Winchester, VA267 contributions
It is all about the planning
May 2020
The trip to Garinish Island starts at Glengarriff Harbor. The planning should start before you get on the Ferry. If you are tired on the everyday tour and you like to hike to stretch your legs, you might a Garinish Island.

The key is to understand that the island offers wonder hiking trails and offers great scenic views of Bantry Bay. If you do not enjoy hiking or you walking is restricted, do not go to the island.

If you go to the island, you have to bring anything that you want (like water) with you. There are some nice spots for a picnic. Remember nothing is sold on the island.

The Ferry makes regular trips to and from the island , You can return on any trip that goes to the island. Remember the time of the last boat ride back to the harbor.
When you get to the island, there is a map posted on the dock where you will arrive. Check the map or take a photo with you. It is important to know the hiking trails.

Garinish Island is a beautiful Place !!
Written 27 April 2021
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gaz4caz
Ardrishaig, UK216 contributions
Paradise
Sep 2020
This is a garden attraction that must not be missed. It is a magical place to visit that is quite simply a paradise.
Beautiful gardens with a magnificent outlook. Beautifully laid out gardens with rare trees and plants that are well labeled and described in the brochure. Nice to end the visit with a delicious coffee before setting off for shore again.
You will not forget your magical visit. Your hundreds of photos will also be a reminder.
Written 21 September 2020
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Patrick H
dublin ireland50 contributions
a little gem
Sep 2020
took the harbour queen boat to the island,pausing at seal island to see the seals lazing around,then onto garinish itself.the guides were friendly and helpful with a one way system set up because of covid.there are some beautiful gardens and unusual plants.the italian garden is beautiful with great views.it takes about 90 mins to go around at a slow pace.it also has a nice coffee shop
Written 19 September 2020
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ryancl
Clonmel, Ireland19 contributions
Staycationing
Sep 2020 • Friends
Beautiful, Ferry ride over is overpriced at €12.50. 1 hr 30 mins is must that is spent on the Island.
Written 18 September 2020
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Emily
Dublin, Ireland73 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2020 • Couples
Quick trip by Ferry. Very well organised. The gardens are stunning and well worth the trip. The cafe is also lovely and serve great coffee
Written 17 September 2020
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Maeveipoo1
101 contributions
A little gem!
Sep 2020
Visited this little gem during a 3 day break with pals. The boat trip across takes about 15 mins and the boat operators make sure to let everyone on board get a view of the seals that we passed on the way out. The island itself is just wonderful and visitors are free to roam (within COVID-19 guidance). We spent a lovely hour walking around and enjoyed a coffee and muffin afterwards while waiting on our return ferry. This is a must if you are in the area.
Written 16 September 2020
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B1786NAmaryh
Athlone, Ireland16 contributions
A must visit
Sep 2020
This is a fabulous place to visit, you could spend the whole day here. The ferry trip out also goes by seal island. I would definately go back.
Written 15 September 2020
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Michael O
Drogheda, Ireland25 contributions
Nice morning
Aug 2020
Well worth a visit. The gardens were worth seeing especially the dinner dahlia's The gardener working on the island were very helpful

Very relaxing the boat trip out to the island was special with the view of the seals from the boat.
Written 11 September 2020
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L2063FXmichellem
2 contributions
Absolute Bliss!
Sep 2020
Excellent island, really enjoyed my visit and seeing the seals on the boat trip over were especially welcome
Written 4 September 2020
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