Wildlife

Dolphin captured jumping in Southwest Ireland.

Glengarriff is well known for its abundance of nature and wildlife. It’s home to the Glengarriff Nature Reserve, An Ancient Oak Forrest, Garnish Island, The Ewe Gardens, The Bamboo Park, The Blue Pool Park among others.

Glengarriff can host many plants and trees that could not survive in the rest of the country due to it’s unique micro-climate. It has an incredibly mild climate allowing many rare and tropical things to grow.

In Glengarriff you will also get an opportunity to see things like, harbour seals, white tailed sea eagles, swans, ducks, herons, seagulls and many more. These are just some of the things you may see on your ferry trip out to Garnish Island. If you come in late summer you may also see some jellyfish from the safety of the ferry.

Every couple of months Glengarriff is visited by friendly pods of Dolphins, which swim playfully alongside the boats, jumping in an out of the water, often the dolphins will follow the ferries around. If you are lucky enough to be visiting Garnish Island when the dolphins are in town you may get to see them at very close proximity. 

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Swan in Glengarriff Harbour, Co. Cork, Ireland

 

Heron hunting for fish in Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Co. Cork, Ireland