Glengarriff means “rough glen” and is in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. There is Glengarriff Forest, which contains some of the oldest and most extensive oak and birch groves left in Ireland. There is the Glengarriff Bay and Bantry Bay and the Glengarriff Harbour. A small seaside village with high rugged mountains and old bogs still being farmed for peat.
Glengarriff Harbour & Pier
Heading To The Island
On The Way To The Island
Maureen O’ Hara’s House, the famous film actress
An island in Glengarriff Harbour, part of Bantry Bay in southwest Ireland. The Office of Public Works maintains the gardens on the island. The garden was designed by Harold Peto, for its owner Annan Bryce, a native of Belfast, who, with his wife Violet, purchased the island from the War Office in 1910. Violet died in 1939 and their son Roland bequeathed the island to the Irish nation in 1953.
Steps to the Tower
The round Martello tower was built to guard against a threatened Napoleonic invasion that never happened.
The Walled Garden
To & From The Island – Seals
Sweet Baby Face
Here Come Those Tourists Yet Again!
(Photos by RSheridan)