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Glengarriff Things to Do

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    by songlines Updated Aug 27, 2014

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    THE EWE EXPERIENCE - AN INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE GARDEN
    This Ewe Experience is a garden created by some very talented and imaginative people who have created a space where every in bend or at every few steps along the trail you will be fascinated by amazing sculptures, and beautiful nature. Use is made of natural wood, stone and recycled materials, among others. The whole experience is also an education in sustainability and responsible living on our earth. My grandchildren loved it, we as adults also did, I found it to be very meditative.
    We spent two hours walking around, and that was more of less in the rain, if it would have been sunny we would have taken much longer over it.
    I would recommend this experience very much as it is most fascinating and magical for children and adults alike.
    There is so much more to this place but it is too much to write it up here, so please check the website, facebook site or youtube site.

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    by songlines Written May 28, 2006

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    This is a wonderful forest full of ancient trees and with rivers running through. There are walks marked so it is easy to follow. In June you can see Rhododendrons open and this is beautiful. There are pick-nik tables and you can drive right up to where you can start the walks.

    Path beside the river - Glengarriff State Forest One of the entrances of Glengarriff State Forest River running through the forest Walking path Plenty of Ferns, all sort of types
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  • Glengarriff Hotels

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Glengarriff Hotels

  • Glengarriff Park Hotel

    The Village, Glengarriff, ie

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Casey's Hotel

    The Village, Glengarriff, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Glengarriff Eccles Hotel

    I would recommend this hotel very much indeed. It's an old style sort of place but with great modern...

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  • Cottage Bar

    Glengarriff, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

Glengarriff Restaurants

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    by songlines Written Aug 10, 2014

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    This restaurant is situated very near the village of Glengarriff, in the most beautiful setting. In fact you would pass it if you enter Glengarriff on the N71 from Bantry. There is a wide range of salads and other lunch choices, also a great selection of delicious cakes and sweet foods. We often pop in here when we are in the area and have always been very pleased.

    Favorite Dish: I vary the salads I order here, and have always enjoyed the fresh and tasty dishes.

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    • Food and Dining

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Glengarriff Shopping

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    by songlines Written Jul 9, 2006

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    This is a large shop filled to the brim with Irish goods, such as, Irish linnens, woolens, crafts, typical Irish jumpers and other clothing. Quality Irish design labels among other things. Lovely sheepskins too. Music and juwelery in small quantity. Other Irish gifts or souverniers. I like to call in to this shop now and then and pick up some small linen items to send to friends abroad, or occasioally I have bought here a special piece of Celtic clothing.

    What to buy: Nothing much different from Killarney or Blarney or Kenmare which also has got Quill's shops.

    What to pay: From very little to very much depending on what you choose.

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    • Cruise

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Glengarriff Off The Beaten Path

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    by songlines Written Aug 19, 2014

    Hiking up to Barley lake is a wonderful and out of the beaten path trip. You could drive a lot of the road and then walk the rest, there is a road leading right up to this lake. You take the N71 towards Kenmare, and when you reach the national forest you take the road to the left (it is the first left since the village), you then have a lovely drive/walk through the ancient Oak forest and eventually you come to another little road to the left, there you find the sign to Barley Lake, take that and keep walking, it is steep so I would not drive up there. The views are amazing and this ancient crater lake is wonderful and full of wild and insect life. This is a beautiful and quiet part of Glengarriff - though all of Glengarriff is very beautiful. Enjoy!

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Glengarriff Favorites

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    by songlines Updated Jul 9, 2006

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    Favorite thing: It is the way that it is so mild all year through. You see Palm trees growing there and other exotic shrubs and trees, among them is the Arbutus or Strawberry tree, also the Chillian Fire tree. The scents are lovely too, of the vegetation and the flowers. In the bay you can see the seals and you can visit the Flower Island, an exotic garden of Italian design.
    But most of all I love the forest there, it is one of Irelands natural hardwood forest and it is protected and is called the National Forest. Years ago it used to be overgrow with Rhododendrons, I used to love all the purple flowers in June, then they were thinned out severely, but this was very neccessary because the Rhododendrons were sufficating the lovely ancient Oak trees. Now after lots of hard work this forest is looking good. There are walking paths and these are used by the many visitors. A river runs throught the forest and adds lovely atmosphere to the whole area. Glengarriff National Forest certainly warrants a visit of the Nature Lover.

    Fondest memory: Listening to some of the older people telling stories of long ago is one lovely memory. These people are gone since. Glengarriff had its fair share of characters.
    Seeing the first glimpse of the Blue Pool just outside the village which is a magic place.
    Walking the road to Coomarkane and after turning a bend in the road, seeing a valley unfold, beautiful and peaceful beyond all imagination.
    Climbing in the Caha mountains and seeing the views.
    My first introduction to Glengarriff on holiday in my teens, the smell of the hay as we camped, the whole family, in a freshly cut hayfield. The walks we made through the Fuchsia hedges and the way that we explored the rocks and discovered the river behind the camping. I was, as a city girl very impressed with all this.

    I would not realy miss anything as everywhere there is something nice, but yes, the scents and the views would be something that I would regularly think of. only now I can go there regularly so it does not bother me to have to miss them.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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