Glengarriff: gateway to West Cork

Ireland is a beautiful country if only we got the weather. I always thought Kerry was the jewel of Munster until I came to Glengarriff in West Cork. It’s a small village, nestled in a woodland area, surrounded by breathtaking mountains and an enchanting harbour.  A mixture of traditional versus modern awaits, with an array of shops to choose from and restaurants to suit every family.

Things to see and do in Glengarriff West Cork: 

1. The National Reserve Park: A great place for walks and picnics, beautiful woodland, fabulous scenery.

2. Molly Gallivan’s Farm: Fabulous old cottage and farm with audio visual, restaurant and shop – 1 mile outside Glengarriff.

3. Ewe Sculpture Park: An amazing out of the world place with sculptured animals; a sheep in a pram, sheep knitting, huge spiders, sculptured rhinocerous and many more that will enthrall newcomers and tourists alike.

4. Garnish Island: Take a short trip to Garnish Island; a paradise haven for nature lovers; this boat trip will cost you only ten euro. The island affords panoramic views of Glengarriff and it also has a restaurant.

5. Bamboo Park: Another tropical paradise with panoramic views situated close to the village.

6. There are pubs in the village that offer traditional music and plenty of shops that sell souvenirs and Irish linen.

7. Last but not least, Glengarriff is the gateway to the astounding coast of West Cork; travel to Sheeps Head, Castletownbere, Schull, Bantry and many more places of great beauty.

Travel to the hidden gem that is Glengarriff, explore the surrounding mountains, woodlands and beautiful harbour where you won’t be disappointed.  Accommodation is plentiful, the people are friendly.  The gateway to West Cork, not to be missed.


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