Glengarriff is also the gateway to the
Beara Peninsula. Also, less than one kilometer to the west of
the village along N71 towards Kenmare is Glengarriff Woods Nature
Reserve, a relic of the original oak forest that covered Ireland for
some ten thousand years. It has picnic-areas and a variety of
On a Literary note, George Bernard Shaw
is reputed to have written "St Joan" while staying in Glengarriff.
Glengarriff is also a fisherman's
paradise as boats are available for sea-angling, while lake and shore
fishing is possible in the area.