Garinish Island

Top 1% of attractions in Cork
8 / 10

5 expert reviews

“John Annan Bryce, purchased this rocky isle, and, with the help of famed English architect... transformed it into a botanical Disneyland.”

– Fodor's

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Subtropical plants flourish in the rich soil and warm climate of the magical Italianate garden on Garinish Island, with camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons providing a seasonal blaze of colour."
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"From the pier opposite the Eccles Hotel." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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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." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"Officially known as Ilnacullin, but usually referred to as Garnish (or “Garinish”), this little island is a beautiful and tranquil place" Full review