Lough Leane, Killarney

4.7
#5 of 12 in Nature in Killarney
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lough Leane (from Irish Loch Léin, meaning 'lake of learning') is the largest of the three lakes of Killarney. The River Laune flows from the lake into the Dingle Bay to the northwest.
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  • I took a walk by Lough Leane on some of the various signed routes provided. Signage was excellent and walking was beautiful, with the lake at one side and deer and wildlife surrounding. Some of our....  more »
  • If you go to Killarney a cruise on lough Leanne is a must. The captain is very knowledgeable and is eager to share his stories. Spotting the eagles is a bonus  more »
  • Beautiful, big lake perfect for kayaking, canoeing, water-boarding, etc. Also nice to walk around! Ducks to be found near Ross Castle part also.  more »
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  • A truly beautiful place on God’s earth. To stand on its shores, as I did recently, is to find oneself imbued with, to quote a phrase, a sense of wonder.
  • Beautiful for a boat trip, even better to include a stop on Innisfallen island to visit the old monastic ruin
  • Such beauty a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Killarney.
  • Killarney lakes, From the Boat's, available at Ross Castle and Lord of the Brandon's Cottage Restaurant. Really beautiful, not to be missed
  • Amazing Awesome Wonderful I love this place

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