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Glengarriff - Cork - old photo

from distance

The Glengarriff Park Hotel is a recently built 4* hotel in the the center of the village with Traditional Music Bar and the Blue Pool Bistro (SPA Opening Late 2007). Murphy's Village Hostel is located in the middle of town

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Photo Details

  • County: Cork
  • Town: Glengarriff
  • Scene: old scenic photo
  • Date: circa 1905

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Glengarriff

Glengarriff (Gleann Garbh in Irish, meaning 'Rough glen') is a village of approximately 600 people in the south-west region of County Cork in the Republic of Ireland. Known internationally as a tourism venue, it boasts many natural attractions. It sits at the northern head of Glengarriff Bay, a smaller enclave of Bantry Bay.

Located 20 km (~12 miles) west of Bantry, and 30 km (~18 miles) east of Castletownbere, it is a popular stop along the routes around the area. In recent years, its importance as a waypoint along the Castletownbere to Cork fish-delivery route has declined as local infrastructure improves and vehicular traffic can now navigate its once-quaint thoroughfare at significant speed.

Economy

Primarily, the economy revolves around a combination of tourism, subsistence farming and local services.

Attractions

Glengarriff's position on a sheltered bay surrounded by high mountains makes it a particulary attractive village. Notably among local attractions, Garnish Island or Ilnacullin is well worth a visit. Also worth visiting is the national forest, with some of the oldest and most extensive oak and birch groves in Ireland and the more recently developed Bamboo Park. Glengarriff also offers shops, art galleries, pubs and restaurants.

Accommodation

  • The Glengarriff Park Hotel is a recently built 4* hotel in the the center of the village with Traditional Music Bar and the Blue Pool Bistro (SPA Opening Late 2007)
  • Murphy's Village Hostel is located in the middle of town
  • There are also numerous B&Bs and self-catering cottages in the area.

The Glengarriff Eccles Hotel is one of the oldest established hotels in Ireland, having hosted such famous guests as William Thackery and George Bernard Shaw. Casey's Hotel is a friendly small hotel with a pub and restaurant

Sport

Glengarriff Golf Club is a nine hole course on the east side of the village. It is associated with Maureen O'Hara the famous film actress who has a residence close by. The Glengarriff Nature Reserve offers many miles of well-marked walking trails to explore the oak forests, streams and mountains of the Glen.