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This horticultural miracle of an island was created in the early 20th century when the island's owner commissioned architect Harold Peto to design a garden on the then-barren outcrop...
From the pier opposite the Eccles Hotel.
The valley of the River Glengarriff, to the northwest of Glengarriff, was once the private estate of the Earl of Bantry...
More than 20 years in the making, this interactive sculpture garden has been designed to furrow brows, provoke smiles and, above all, fire the imagination...
From a little cove near the centre of the village.
MacCarthy's is a traditional, Victorian-style wood-panelled bar with a menu of hearty pub grub; the house speciality is a steaming pan of succulent Bantry Bay mussels in a white wine and herb sauce.
This pub has a prime position at the junction of the N71 and the Beara Rd. Settle into one of the comfy outside benches with a pint.
Glengarriff's mild, frost-free climate allows this small 12-hectare park to flourish. It has a variety of exotic plants, including palm trees and tree ferns, as well as coastal woodland walks.
The milk in the organic latte here is fairtrade – just one example of the green ethos prevalent throughout this very attractive bakery-deli-cafe...
Minibus service that runs a useful series of circular routes from Bantry to Dunmanway, Durrus, Goleen, Schull, Skibbereen and outlying villages. There’s a set price of €4/6 one-way/return...
This outstanding little restaurant above a fish shop does seafood to perfection, from the live-tank local oysters (served with lemon and Tabasco sauce) to Bantry Bay mussels in white wine...
One of the best bars for music, Crowley's has traditional bands on Wednesday nights.
Stalls on the town square selling vegetables, cheese, honey, gourmet ice cream, bread, smoked salmon and other artisan produce.
Built in 1862, this church has a splendid wooden roof with 14 angel carvings. Intricate mosaics adorn the aisle arches and the edges of the stained-glass window over the altar...
Minimalist jewellery by Paul Kelly and contemporary Irish designers. Kelly also takes commissions.
Fine meats, farmhouse cheeses and a treasure trove of other deli items from the region.
Traditional fish and chips are the big deal – and almost the only deal – at this spiffy chipper. Dine upstairs or out front.
Choices, whether snacks, picnic, lunch or dinner, are many – and good. The SuperValu supermarket has a wide selection.
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