Beara Peninsula -County Cork

Garnish Island, also known as Illnacullin, lays offshore in the bay of Glengarrif and is famous for its beautiful gardens. The island once belonged to the Bryce family, who designed these beautiful gardens according to the plans of landscape architect Harold Peto. A considerable diversity of species and various buildings give the property a unique character – nothing alike can be found elsewhere in the country. In 1953, Garnish Island became the property of the state.