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Innisfallen Island

Killarney, Ireland
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Ranked #12 of 66 Attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Islands, Outdoors
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Waterford, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The boat ride to the Island is an experience in itself. The views of ross castle and the surrounding scenery from the middle of the lake are really beautiful. The trip takes only a couple of minutes, with the friendly boat driver chatting about the island on the way over. The island is very small, we had just enough time... More

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Fort Collins, CO
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39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were surprised to discover that the larger boats were sold out for the day; however, we were able to join a small group in a small motorized rowboat which took us across the lake to Inisfallen Island. The island offers some interesting ruins, and we enjoyed a walk around the island (ferns, large trees, small red deer). Our boat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We took the boat to the Island and it was just so nice.Our boat driver took us by a nest of baby swans, as well as explaining the history of the lake before dropping us off at the island for a visit.Once on the island we explored, saw deer, took lots of photos.On the lake people were fishing and kayaking.Great... More

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I took a boat over to Innisfallen, and followed the boat ferryman's advice and walked around the island before spending time in the ruins. Because I was one of the first people on the paths, I saw a herd of red deer (although they were wary of me, so I kept my distance and tried to walk slowly and quietly.)... More

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New York City, New York
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

the scenery on the short boat ride was lovely. the island was very peaceful - you could see why monks chose it as a monastery site. not much to see - the boat came back for us 45 minutes later. but we enjoyed it.

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Cork, Ireland
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I always find I run out of time here, so spend a least 4 hours here and bring a picnic and explore the island and ruins, see if you can spot any of the many animals that live on the Island.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Its history speaks volumes and the place of education for the last King of Ireland? Ask about the annals of Inish Fallon kept in the Bodellium library in Oxford England

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Monastery on the island is a pretty amazing structure on such a peaceful and untouched island. Beautiful walks on the island, def worth a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had great fun here. We hired a boat at Ross Castle and rowed out. Its only about a mile and you can hire fishing rods as well. We even caught a couple of fish!! The island is very lovely with some great ruins and a lot of deer, lovely wild flowers

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Portland, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My Niece and I loved this Island and all of its architecture of the ruins and sereneness. Lovely spots to sit and journal, Many trails to hike and explore - such interesting plant and wildlife

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