Glengarriff is a village in the south-west region of County Cork in the Republic of Ireland. It sits at the northern head of Glengarriff Bay, a smaller enclave of Bantry Bay. Known internationally as a tourism venue, it boasts many natural attractions.
The nearby gardens at Garinish Island and Glengarriff Bamboo Park are major visitor attractions. A short but challenging 9 hole golf course is also located here. There are also a host of walks in and around Glengarriff, from strolls in the forest with its rivers and glades of oak, to more ambitious treks up the nearby peaks.
Glengarriff makes an ideal centre for exploring further afield. The wild scenery of the Beara Peninsula starts here, whilst the peace and beauty of the Lakes of Inchigeela, Gougane Barra and the Borlin Valley are only a short drive away.
Things to See & Do
* Garnish Island
* Glengarriff Nature Reserve
* Glengarriff Bamboo Park
* Walking trails
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English & Irish
Population – 600
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The main pier in Glengarriff Harbour is located onekilometre from Glengarriff on the Bantry Road.
Transport Links – As the premier gateway to the south of Ireland, Cork Airport offers scheduled and charter services. The airport is situated just 8 km south of Cork City. The West Cork region is also easily accessible to other airports, the city being only 76 miles from Shannon Airport and 63 miles from Farranfore (Kerry) Airport.
The Ferryport for the West Cork Region is located at Ringaskiddy, south-east of Cork city. With its natural sheltered deepwater harbour, the Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal is the ideal entry point for visiting ferry and cruise passengers to Cork. The Cork Region can also be accessed easily from Rosslare, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin Ferry ports.