Glengarriff Nature Reserve
from Walking in Ireland
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").