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Ilnacullin – Garinish Island

An island garden of rare beauty

15 March - 03 November 2024

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Ilnacullin – Garinish Island

An island garden of rare beauty

15 March - 03 November 2024

See all opening times

Admission

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Cash Only please – no credit card facility.

Getting here

Glengariff
Bantry
Co. Cork
P75 X567

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Ilnacullin – Garinish Island

Ilnacullin is an island garden of diminutive size and rare beauty. Nestled in the sheltered coastal harbour at Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, the gardens display a wealth of unique horticultural and architectural gems. Bryce House is a fitting memorial to the visionary creators of this unique place.

The gardens of Ilnacullin owe their existence to the early twentieth-century creative partnership of Annan and Violet Bryce, the island’s owners, and Harold Peto, an architect and garden designer. The area enjoys a mild and humid micro-climate that makes for spectacular and flourishing plant life all year round.

Small ferry boats and 60-seater waterbuses take visitors to Ilnacullin regularly. The short crossing usually includes an extra treat – a visit to the nearby seal colony and an opportunity to glimpse majestic sea eagles.

Opening Times

15 March – 03 November 2024.

15 March – 31 March

Daily 10:00 -16:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice

Limited access for visitors with disabilities.

Please note that the boat operators impose a separate charge in respect of the boat journey to and from the island.

Limited opening of Bryce House for guided tours in shoulder season

Cash Only please – no credit card facility.

Tea Room wil not open until 17 March 2024

Seasonal Opening Times

1 April – 30 June

Daily 10:00 – 17:30

1 July – 31 August

Daily 09:30 – 17:30

1 September – 30 September

Daily 10:00 – 17:30

1 October – 3 November

Daily 10:00 – 16:30

Contact

Glengariff
Bantry
Co. Cork
P75 X567

027 63040

Getting Here

Located in Glengariff, Bantry. 1.5km boat trip from Glengariff.

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Facilities

  • Baby Changing
  • Brochure
  • Café
  • Card Accepted
  • Guided tours
  • Lift
  • Museum
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet

Restrictions

  • Stay back from edge
  • Uneven walkways

Resources

Social Guide

Download, print and read our social guide (PDF) about visiting Garinish Island. This will help first-time visitors, families and people with developmental and learning disabilities to prepare for a visit to Garinish Island.

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