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Glengarriff port information

Andreas F. Borchert, CC BY-SA 3.0

Glengarriff Glengarriff is a small seaside village positioned on Ring of Beara surrounded by high rugged mountains pocked with old bogs being farmed for peat.  Notable among local attractions are the Italian Gardens on Garnish Island (Ilnacullin), which may be visited by boat trip.  Offering a broad view of the surrounding area, the round Martello tower on the island was built to guard against a threatened Napoleonic invasion that never materialized.

In the nearby Glengarriff Forest is the glen that gave Glengarriff its name, (loosely translated as: rough glen) containing some of the oldest and most extensive oak and birch groves left in Ireland.  A short but steep trail leads up to Lady Bantry´s Lookout, offering a stunning vista of Glengarriff and the west Cork area.  Also of interest are the Bamboo Park behind Toad Hall, the local amenity area featuring a new child's playground and Blue Pool lagoon, nearby Barley Lake and the historic Eccles Hotel.  Walking trails in the area are extensive, kayaking on the bay is regularly scheduled, and live music is frequently available in the evenings at local pubs, particularly during the tourist season.  Glengarriff also offers shops, art galleries, pubs, restaurants & other services.

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maps.google.co.uk/ All ships tender at Glengarriff.
maps.google.co.uk/ Garnish Island.
en.wikivoyage.org/wiki wikivoyage guide to Glengarriff.
www.whatsinport.com Glengarriff page
glengarriff.ie Glengarriff official page.
www.tripadvisor.co.uk Glengarriff page
www.tripadvisor.co.uk Top Things to Do in Glengarriff
www.fredolsencruises.com/ Fred Olsen Glengarriff page
Triposo Republic of Ireland
www.lonelyplanet.com Glengarriff page
www.historic-ireland.com/ Tourist information

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