Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, Ilnacullen 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 Ilnacullen 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. Separate charges apply for the boat journey to and from the island. Limited access for visitors with disabilities.
Open Daily April to October
April, May, September & October: 10:00-17:30
June: Monday to Friday & Sunday 10:00-17:30, Saturday 10:00-18:00
July & August: Monday to Friday & Sunday 09:30-17:30, Saturday 09:30-18:00
Closed November to March
Average Length of Visit: 1-2 hours, last ferry landing 1 hour before closing.
Admission Prices 2019
Separate pricing applies to boat journeys.
Last ferry landing 1 hour before closing. The Harbour Queen Garnish Island Ferry runs a scheduled water-bus service to the Island during the season. www.harbourqueenferry.com
Restaurant/Tearooms: Coffee shop and light snacks available.
1.5 km boat journey from Glengarriff in West Cork
Glengarriff, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland
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