Guided tours of South West Ireland.

Private tour to Gougane Barra and Glengarriff

Visit some amazing ‘off the beaten path’ scenic places. A holy shrine, one of the smallest oratoires in the country where many people go to get married, set in very picturesque countryside. Continue with spectacular mountain and coastal scenery. An optional boat trip to visit the Italian style gardens at Garnish Island and see many seals on the rocks. In the afternoon, travel over the Caha mountain range towards Kenmare and then towards the final leg of the ring of Kerry and descend through the Killarney National Park.

Whats Included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry and ferry to optional optional visit to Garnish Island €20 pp


What to expect

Pass by Kenmare, County Kerry

A beautiful colorful market town

Garnish, Garnish, County Cork

Garnish Island is about 10 mins by boat from the town of Glengarriff. Once a barren island it was purchased and designed as Italian style gardens. It takes about an hour to stroll around the island which has many varied plants from all around the world. The island has the Gulf Stream surrounding the area which gives it a micro climate . Many seals can be seen on the rocks nearby.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Gougane Barra, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, County Cork

An area of wild and beautiful scenery, this magnificent Forest Park covers over 137 splendid hectares (339 acres). It is tucked in a lush valley at the edge of the Sheehy mountains, where the River Lee rises, flowing to Cork Harbour approximately 89km away. Steeped in history, there is a tiny island at the edge of the lake at the entrance to the Forest Park where St. Finbarr, patron saint of Cork, founded his early Christian monastery in the 6th century. Many people come here to get married in the tiny oratory.

Duration: 45 minutes


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