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Innisfallen Island, Killarney

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  • A spectacular place, a must visit! We left from Reen Pier and the whole experience was amazing. If you want to get away from the crowds, I couldn't recommend Innisfallen Island enough. The history... 
    A spectacular place, a must visit! We left from Reen Pier and the whole experience was amazing. If you want to get away from the crowds, I couldn't recommend Innisfallen Island enough. The history...  more »
  • Fantastic Abby ruins and and island full of wild deer. Make for the perfect stop. The island educated many of the early Irish Elites and is the true center of Killarney. As it is the lake of... 
    Fantastic Abby ruins and and island full of wild deer. Make for the perfect stop. The island educated many of the early Irish Elites and is the true center of Killarney. As it is the lake of...  more »
  • Fantastic place to while away some time on a beautiful day. We got here on a small boat tour and they left us here for a a very relaxing hour 
    Fantastic place to while away some time on a beautiful day. We got here on a small boat tour and they left us here for a a very relaxing hour  more »
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  • Lovely island easy to reach from Ross Castle
  • Landed here on our kayak tour from Ross Castle with Outdoors Ireland. We had a wander round this pretty little Island surrounded by Ferns & Foxgloves, ancient Yew trees and the ruins of Inishfallen Abbey. Even spotted some Sitka deer grazing.
  • This is a truly peaceful experience. The ruins are stunning, there is an early Celtic cross inside a ruin off by itself, and a trail goes all around the island, offering some amazing views. We came across some deer who were not at all afraid of us and allowed us to approach them within 20 meters. €10 pet person for the boat ride there and back was money very well spent!
  • Great place for a quiet walk
  • Innisfallen Island is home to the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey. The monastery was founded in the 6th/7th Century by St. Finian the Leper. We hopped on the small, open boat from Ross Castle and took the short ride across the lake to it, getting views from the water of Killarney National Park where we had just come from. There were fewer than 10 of us on the boat, and when we arrived on the island we had it pretty much entirely to ourselves. We were given 30 minutes to walk around all the ruins and make a complete circuit of the island. We saw several sika deer in the trees along the trail. Wear comfy shoes and take in the whole place. It's a really nice walk.

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