The Blue Pool Ferry to Garinish Island departs from the centre of Glengarriff village in West Cork.
You’ll find our ticket kiosk next to Quill’s Woollen Market in the village centre. From there, it’s just a two-minute walk down to the ferry location. Stroll down to the scenic Blue Pool departure point to being the 15-minute boat journey to the island.
Garinish Island is located just 1.5km off the coast of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, Co. Cork. There are lots of good places to eat and shop in the village, and our ticket kiosk is right next to the vibrant outdoor food market that operates in Glengarriff throughout the summer months.
How to get to Glengarriff
From Cork (1 hour 20 minutes)
The N22 is the most direct route to Glengarriff. Follow signs for Macroom, then exit onto the R585 at the signpost for Bantry. Keep following the Bantry signs until you come to the coast at Ballylickey. Here, turn right onto the N71 for Glengarriff.
The N71 Coast Road via Bandon, Clonakilty and Skibbereen offers a scenic route, but it takes much longer to reach Glengarriff this way (over two hours).
From Killarney (1 hour) and Kenmare (30 minutes)
The N71 driving route from Killarney to Glengarriff via Kenmare takes one hour. It brings you on a scenic drive over the Caha Pass and through the famous tunnels, with wonderful views over Bantry Bay.
A bus service runs from Cork to Glengarriff via Bantry. You can find the timetable on the Bus Éireann website. There is free parking available in Glengarriff village.