Ilnacullin (Garinish Island) Cork

Contact Details

Address: Glengariff, Bantry

Telephone No: +353 (27) 63040

Fax No: +353 (27) 63149


Opening Hours


Open from 01 April- 1st November.

Last landing 1 hour before closing, but may be subject to tidal flooding from time to time.

March,April, May & June
Daily 10:00 - 17:30

July and August: Daily - 09:30 - 17:30


Daily 10:00 - 17:30 

October & November

Daily 10:00 - 16:30

Average Length of Visit: 1-2 hours.


Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00
A seperate charge is imposed by boat operators.


Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet and self guiding trails.
Restaurant/Tearooms: Coffee shop and light snacks. Seating Capacity: 40

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.
Visitor Information

Location: Glengariff, Bantry.
1.5km boat trip from Glengariff

Guided Tours: Self-guiding booklet.

Leaflet/Guide Booklet: English, Irish, French, Italian, Spanish and German.
Separate charge imposed by boat operators.