Top Choice Gardens in Glengarriff

Ilnacullin (Garinish Island)

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. Topsoil was shipped in, landsca…
Gardens in Glengarriff

Bamboo Park

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.
Museum in Allihies

Allihies Copper Mine Museum

This museum is the result of years of work by the community and has engaging exhibits plus tourist information and a cafe. Pick up a copy of the museum leaflet and follow the Copper Mine Trail, a waymarked hike amon…
Gardens in Eyeries to Lauragh

Derreen Gardens

Lauragh is home to the Derreen Gardens, planted by the fifth Lord Lansdowne around the turn of the 20th century. Mossy paths weave through an abundance of interesting plants, including spectacular New Zealand tree f…
Cheesemaker in Eyeries to Lauragh

Milleens Cheese

The town of Eyeries is home to Milleens cheese, from pioneering producer Veronica Steele. She welcomes visitors to her farm; phone ahead.
Gardens in Glengarriff

The Ewe Experience

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 the sheep in the vintage car to the pig blissing out i…
Farm in Lauragh to Kenmare

Gleninchaquin Park

This working sheep farm offers a whole range of things to do, from waymarked history and geology walks to trout fishing and feeding the lambs (in spring), all in an extraordinarily beautiful setting, high in a valle…
Ferry in Glengarriff

Harbour Queen Ferries

From the pier opposite the Eccles Hotel.
Nature Reserve in Glengarriff

Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve

The valley of the River Glengarriff, to the northwest of Glengarriff, was once the private estate of the Earl of Bantry. As such its ancient oak woodland has survived, the thick tree cover maintaining humid conditio…
Historic Site in Castletownbere & Around

Derreenataggart Stone Circle

On a lonely hill 2km northwest of Castletownbere, the impressive Derreenataggart Stone Circle, consisting of 10 stones, can be found close to the roadside. It's signposted from a turn-off to the right at the western…