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If you have time for an excursion after your return to Glengarriff, take the Blue Pool Ferry to nearby Garinish Island or Ilnacullin with its 37 acres of Italian and exotic gardens that were planted in the early 20th Century. The island also has a Martello tower fort that was built in 1805. 

Note: Garinish Island shouldn't confused with Garnish Island in County Kerry, which--though near--is an altogether different place. To make matters even more confusing, Garinish is often misspelled "Garnish," which is why some locals prefer to call it "Ilnacullin" (the Gaelic name for "island of holly").

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Walking in Ireland - General Information:
Introduction
Types of walking trips
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Walks in Northern Ireland:
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Rathlin Island
Guide: Chris Murphy

Walks in Southwest Ireland:
Roaringwater Bay
Sherkin Island
Heir Island
Cape Clear Island
Sheep's Head Way
Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Guides: SouthWestWalks Ireland

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