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  Garinish Gardens in Glengarriff
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  • Garinish Gardens in Glengarriff - Ireland
      Garinish Gardens in Glengarriff
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  • Garinish Gardens in Glengarriff - Ireland
      Garinish Gardens in Glengarriff
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Garinish Gardens in Glengariff is a great park on the westcoast of Ireland. On a small island of 15 hectares (37 acres) in a distance of just a few hundred meters off the village of Glengarriff. Ilnacullin is the old name of the island and all of the island is an artificial garden, called Garinish (sometimes also Garnish) Gardens, well known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all over the world. Annan Bryce, a rich merchant from Belfast had this garden built for his private use in 1910 with several buildings around the island and the so-called Italian garden in the centre of it - it reminds a lot of gardens of places like Pompeji.

The island is open for visitors between March 1st and October 31st
the rest of the year upon appointement !
Regular ships-trafic according to the opening-times !
When you are lucky you may watch the seals in the bay,
when cruising to the island !
Most probably you will need the whole day to explore the whole island !!

Address: Glengarriff / Co.Cork
Directions: Drive to Glengarriff first and then follow the signs for the port, where the cruises to Garnish / Garinish island will start.
Website: http://www.cork-guide.ie/garnish.htm

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  • Written Jan 5, 2008
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