The particular thing of the location of Garinish Island is the protected location in the bay of Bantry and the warming influence of the gulf stream. The climate may be considered almost subtropical, which supports the growth of ornamental plants from all over the world. The winters are mild, frost periods are short and the average precipitation is considerably.
The former owner a rich millionairess (not available any more) added respective Mediterranean buildings. Around ruffed mountains and gentle bays may be seen which provide an unreal touch to the whole thing. After a complete walk around, we travel back which is exceptionally for free. IN light rain we drive out to the Beara Peninsula. Here we have first contact with the horrible roads - no middle line and with every oncoming car - eyes shut and through. The left mirror is in permanent contact with the hedges. In between there are again and again beautiful views on the sea, but we have to be careful with the walls at the roadside.