Harbour Queen Ferry
to Garnish Island
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The Harbour Queen Ferry leaves

from the pier across from the Eccles Hotel in Glengariff (County Cork) every twenty minutes daily from to

Garnish Island (Ilnacullin) from March to October.

The Harbour Queen Ferry can comfortably accommodate sixty people for its fifteen-minute trip

through the sheltered Bantry Bay to

Garnish Island.

The ferry is fully wheelchair-accessible and special concessions may be available for students, old age pensioners, and accredited


Watch for up to 250 seals sunning themselves on the rocks.

Garnish Island has to be seen to be

believed.  The unique island plays host to a multitude of plant varieties.

There is  rainbow of color from all the summer flowers and vegetation.

The island is 15 hectares (37 acres)

and under the management of Duchas, the Heritage Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands.  The island is named “Garnish” meaning

“near island.”

The alternative name of “Ilnacullin”

or “Illaunaculin” means “island ofholly.”

There is a restaurant on the island which serves light lunches and general refreshments.



email:  info@harbourqueenferry.com

Contact:  Brendan


Phone: +353 27 63116 

Local Phone:  027 63116

International Fax: 

+353 27 63298

Local Fax:  027 63298


Mobile Phone: +353 87 2345861

Local Mobile Phone:

087 2345861