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Address: Killarney, Ireland

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Amazing!!!!!

This island is very serene! You can just feel and touch the ruins of the monastery and it will instantly take you back in time. Worth stopping if you are doing a boat tour of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This island is very serene! You can just feel and touch the ruins of the monastery and it will instantly take you back in time. Worth stopping if you are doing a boat tour of the islands in the lake. However don't expect any restrooms or amenities where you can purchase food!

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I were left here for a half hour to wander around and it was such a beautiful little island. We had it to ourselves on a wonderful sunny day and came away feeling very relaxed and at peace. Would love to go back again and stay longer.

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Killorglin, Ireland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
28 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

we used our own boat and found it easy to access the island. Did some fishing but no luck. Also you can be ferried on boats from Ross castle. Beautiful island to walk around.

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Killarney, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I first went to the Island for a yearly Mass, the boat trip was great fun and once there we explored the entire island with old monestry in 30 minutes more or less, its a great way to see over the main lake

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Waterford, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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