The name comes from "An Gleann Garbh" - the rugged glen - which is derived from the rugged beauty of the mountains and wooded valleys surrounding the village. Magnificent views of the Caha Mountains and the bulk of Sugarloaf can be seen from the numerous viewpoints along the roads which hug the coastline or wind along the steep sided valleys. No introduction to Glengarriff would be complete without mention of Garnish Island - Ireland's most outstanding garden island with its internationally famous collection of plants and world-renowned for its Italian Gardens.

 Activities in Glengarriff

Bike Rental
Bicycle Hire Jem Creations

Game Fishing
Glengarriff River
Caha Mountain Loughs
Lower Lough Avaul
Upper Lough Avaul

Golf Courses
Glengarriff Golf Club

Pottery And Craft Centres
The Spinning Wheel

Scuba Diving Clubs
Bantry Bay Divers And Liveaboard

Walking Tours Guided
Glengarriff Caha Walking Festival


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