Tours of Bryce House on Ilnacullin

Bryce House on Garnish Island (Ilnacullin) has undergone an extensive refurbishment. The cottage, which was originally built to the north east of the walled garden in 1912, has been restored to its original Edwardian picturesque style.

The house is now open to the public and there are tours of the house available until October 20th, which is the end of the visitor season on the island.

WAW Launched by Failte Ireland

2,500KM route already creating significant interest overseas – will significantly boost tourism in 2014 – great enthusiasm in communities along the route – €10m capital investment this year
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring T.D. today promised visitors the “journey of a lifetime” as he officially launched the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s first long-distance touring route. Fáilte Ireland is investing €10 million during 2014 in the route which stretches from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork and already the new attraction is garnering significant interest overseas. For full article, click here:

The Wild Atlantic Way official website: http://www.wildatlanticway.com/

The Wild Atlantic Way Launches!

The Wild Atlantic Way has produced some amazing promotional videos, here’s a couple of our favourites!

 
The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork. The overall aim of the project is to develop a route that will achieve greater visibility for the west coast of Ireland in overseas tourist markets

Garnish Island Visit

Super Motor Yacht Air off Garnish Island

The Super Motor Yacht AIR paid a visit to Glengarriff Harbour and moored off Garnish Island. This luxury boat was launched last year and is reported to cost a mere €750,000 a week to charter!

Complete with helicopter, cinema, swimming pool and an impressive observation lounge this is definitely one of the classier visitors we’ve had this year!

Garinish Island Ferry

Garinish Island

Garinish (Garnish) Island is home to one of the most amazing gardens in Ireland. Visit these gardens aboard one of our fully licensed ferries. The Harbour Queen Ferries provides a regular service to the island. Ferries depart from Glengarriff Pier every 30 minutes during the season (April 1 – October 31). Our fleet of ferries are purpose built enclosed waterbuses which will whisk you to the island in safety and comfort.

Our Ferries

Garnish Island 2012

Garnish Island Ferries out on the bay

We’re looking forward to a wonderful season in 2012 the team have been working hard to ensure the gardens are in tip top shape for this season.

The Gardens are opening on the 1st April and in the meantime the Garnish Island Ferry will be running some harbour tours and trips to see the seal colony in the bay. The weather is amazing right now and it’s incredible to be out on the water…

If you want to inquire about visiting Garnish Island (Ilnacullin) in 2012 or bringing a tour to the area we’d love to hear from you – contact Ferry Office here.

Garnish Island Ireland

Garnish Island Glengarriff - Courtesy of Con Connolly

Wonderful aerial shot of Garnish Island courtesy of Con Connolly.
You can see the Martello tower, the clock tower and the casita clearly in this amazing shot. It gives a wonderful idea of the layout of the gardens. Take the Harbour Queen Garnish Island Ferry to visit these wonderful gardens and have a wonderful adventure!

Garinish Island & Gardens

Garinish is an old name for Garnish Island. Which means the near island in Irish.

Visitors can be confused as the Island is variously referred to as Ilnacullin, Garnish Island and locally it is also known as Garinish!

Whatever you decide to call it Garnish is a beautiful Island with wonderful gardens that you will enjoy! Take a trip by boat from Glengarriff Pier to the Island and enjoy the beauty of Bantry Bay and the wonderful rugged surrounding of Glengarriff Harbour.

Tour Groups to Ilnacullin Gardens on Garnish Island

Tours to Ilnacullin Gardens - Garnish Island

Tours to Ilnacullin Gardens - Garnish Island

Harbour Queen Ferries have the only class v licensed ferry running to Ilnacullin Gardens on Garnish (Garinish) Island in Glengarriff in West Cork. The service can accommodate tour groups of any size as we operate a fleet of covered waterbuses on a scheduled shuttle to the island. Our ferries are fully licensed by the Department of the Marine and our crews are highly experienced professionals.

The trip to the gardens on Garnish includes a magical wildlife cruise to Air Jordan Femme Seal Island where your group will see the wild seal colony and be able to take great photos of seals basking on the rocks, diving for fish and popping up their heads in curiosity! The backdrop to the trip is very beautiful as Glengarriff Harbour is a beautiful tranquil bay with stunning mountain scenery.

Contact us to schedule your group and arrange group rates.

Ilnacullin Ferry

Ilnacullin (Garnish, Garinish) Island is home to one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland. The Ferry to Ilnacullin runs from the main Pier in Glengarriff every 30 minutes during the season.

The Island is laid out in a series of gardens which were designed by the garden designer Harold Peto in the early 20th century.