Innisfallen Island

Innisfallen Island, Killarney: Address, Innisfallen Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Innisfallen Island
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Elisa M
Cavan, Ireland70 contributions
Aug 2020
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
Written January 29, 2021
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TrailBlazer702576
5 contributions
Sep 2020
Fergus (boatman) and his brother donal at the pier at Ross castle added enjoyment to the short trip and we were gifted with spotting some gentle deer while wandering around the very special Inisfallen Island. The short boat trip was lovely.
Written September 13, 2020
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Dibleygirl
Southampton, UK281 contributions
Sep 2019
Walking around this ruin, we could understand why it is a popular tourist attraction. There's the opportunity to take a boat on the water, which we didn't take advantage of, but we thought it would be popular during warmer weather.
Written January 8, 2020
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,832 contributions
Aug 2019
I drove around the Lough Leane to Ross castle and a pier on the lake where I met Fergus who had a boat that could take me to the island in the middle with ruins of a famous monastery there. Fergus and I discussed a huge range of subjects and like so many Irishmen i have met responded with friendliness to friendliness given.
I was dropped on the island and Fergus said because it was so early and i had paid for a solo passage, he would wait for me. He pulled out the paper and laid back and i thought that is not a bad life.
There was an Augustinian Priory, a Romanesque church and a small oratory on a hill in the woods. The island was heavily forested and I was by myself again wonderfully quiet and scenic. It was here that the monks wrote the “Annals of Innisfallen” - an account of the history of Ireland between 950 and 1350 and now kept at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
The boat journey across the Lough, the company of Fergus and the search for the ruins on the island was one of my most enjoyable interludes in Ireland.
Written October 18, 2019
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Carol J
Fredericton, Canada83 contributions
Sep 2019
Took a small boat across from Ross Castle to Innisfallen. It was a beautiful day to be on the water, scenery was outstanding. The captain of our little ship was fun and informative. So much beauty, so much history.
Written September 13, 2019
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707kathryn
Atlanta, GA29 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
After walking to Ross Castle we were able to take a short boat trip to Innisfallen Island. The island has many beautiful trails to explore. Remember to bring your camera to take pictures of the summer flowers and ruins. Don't forget to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy. Picnic tables are available for you to use.
Written August 5, 2019
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Lisa W
Rockwall, TX21 contributions
Jul 2019
located on a small island reachable by boat. Bring a picnic and your camera and climb through the ruins.
Written July 31, 2019
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Critiqueness
Yorktown, VA785 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
As part of the Killarney National Park, you can catch the one mile boat ride (for a fee) from Ross Castle over to the island, passing Ireland's tallest mountains, shrouded in various shades of green. This island encompasses 21 acres, where sits the 7th century Innisfallen Abbey, founded by St. Finiar the Leper. Beautiful scenery and foxglove flowers were in bloom when we were there.
Written July 3, 2019
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Michael B, Limerick
Limerick, Ireland38 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Worth taking time out to stop and take in the breathtaking views even on a miserable wet day. Take care as foot paths can be dangerous and mind your belongings left in the car. Heed the warning signs but dont let this detract from your experience.
Written February 19, 2019
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Gene C
Waterford, Ireland27 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
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 panoramic view of the mountains surrounding the lake. The island is a very peaceful place. It was home to a famous monastery and has ruins of several buildings that were part of a center of learning for centuries. We saw lots of sika deer who live on the island. A great place to get away from it all for a few hours.
Written August 28, 2018
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