The name Glengarriff
comes from the Irish "An Gleann Garbh" meaning a rugged glen. Garnish
Island is just off the coast.
Located on the Beara
Peninsula, the village of Glengarriff has a network of paths with breathtaking views
of the bay.
woodland is the only sizeable remainder of the ancient forest that once
covered all the hilly areas of West Cork.
If you fish, you
will find salmon, trout and rudd in upper and lower Lough Avoul, Barley
Lake and Glasslough Lake and in Glengarriff, Coomarkane rivers. Fishing permits can be obtained locally.
Located in Bantry Bay, the Glengarriff Eccles Hotel is one of the oldest
established hotels in Ireland.