Innisfallen Island, Killarney

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Innisfallen or Inishfallen is an island in Lough Leane; one of the three Lakes of Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland.HistoryInnisfallen is home to the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey, one of the most impressive archaeological remains dating from the early Christian period found in the Killarney National Park. The monastery was founded in 640 by St. Finian the Leper, and was occupied for approximately 950 years. Over a period of about 300 of these, the monks wrote the Annals of Innisfallen, which chronicle the early history of Ireland as it was known to the monks. The monks were dispossessed of the abbey on August 18, 1594, by Elizabeth I.The location of the monastery on the island is thought to have given rise to the name Lough Leane (Irish Loch Léin), which in English means "Lake of Learning". According to tradition the Irish High King Brian Boru received his education at Innisfallen under Maelsuthain O'Carroll. Maelsuthain has been credited as the possible originator of the Annals.
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  • We got to Innisallen Island by kayak as part of a WildNHappy group tour. It is also possible to go by small boat or cruiser to the island. The lake was so calm getting to he island and you get a panor...  more »
  • 10 euros to go on the island for 45 minutes. Cute, perky Island peace with Abbey and adjoining deer confined there without being able to go anywhere else. Not essential, in Ireland there is much better.
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  • We got one of the small boats from Ross Castle and enjoyed the brief ride to the island. The ruins are not as impressive as those we have seen elsewhere in island so we spent our time wandering the pa...  more »
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  • Great place for a quiet walk
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