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Ilnacullin / Garinish Island

Ilnacullin / Garinish Island
Co Cork,
P75 X567,
Phone: +353 27 63040
Fax: +353 27 63149

Local Information: Glengarriff, Co. Cork

About Ilnacullin / Garinish Island

  • Ilnacullin / Garinish Island
  • Ilnacullin / Garinish Island

Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, Ilnacullin is a small island of 15 hectares (37 acres) known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world as an island garden of rare beauty. The gardens of Ilnacullin owe their existence to the creative partnership, some eighty years ago, of Annan Bryce, then owner of the island and Harold Peto, architect and garden designer. Access to the Island is by small ferry boats and licensed 60 seater water buses. Please note that the boat operators impose a separate charge in respect of the boat journey to and from the island.

Limited access for visitors with disabilities.

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Opening Hours


Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sundays 13:00 - 17:00

Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:30
Sundays 13:00 - 18:30

May and September:
Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:30
Sundays 12:00 - 18:30

Monday - Saturday 10:00-18:30
Sundays 11:00-18:30

July and August:
Monday - Saturday  09:30 - 18:30
Sundays 11:00 - 18:30

Last landing 1 hour before closing.

Average Length of Visit: 1-2 hours.


Admission Fees

Adult: €4.00 
Sen/Group: €3.00 
Child/Student: €2.00 
Family: €10.00 

Ilnacullin / Garinish Island Map

Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Ilnacullin / Garinish Island for directions and precise location prior to your visit.

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