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Lough Currane Loop Walk (25km)

For amazing views of church island and the surrounding beauty of Lough Currane walk the Kerry Way... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Cork, Ireland
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This is a wonderful place if you can get to it - an early Christian - and probably pre-Christian... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Kilkenny, Ireland
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Aug 15, 2018
“Lough Currane Loop Walk (25km)”
Jun 25, 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

For amazing views of church island and the surrounding beauty of Lough Currane walk the Kerry Way from Waterville. The walk starts on a residential road in the town walking to the left of the lake. After 10/15mins follow the Kerry Way walking sign off...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank johndaunt
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This is a wonderful place if you can get to it - an early Christian - and probably pre-Christian site on a an island in the spectacular setting of Loch Currane - there's a very fine romanesque ruin and a cell with a strange window...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

Landed on island to have lunch, Church is undergoing a bit of restoration, after 1000 years why it need some. Really mystical place with great views where you can feel the history

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank FXRB65
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Located on Lough Currane, you can only acces this historic site by boat, so you have to know a local with their own boat, or pay for a crossing to the island, but that isn't cheap and boats are only officially operated during high season....More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank CliveBilby
Reviewed November 29, 2016

We were fortunate to stay at Ann McCarthy's B&B and could have a view of the island both form her home and from a small "harbor" at the end of the lane. Unfortunately for us the one boatman who still had a boat in the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
4  Thank A C R
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

You need a boat (obviously) but some of the fishing guides will bring you out to wander for a small fee. There is even a mass celebrated in the summer on occasion, too.... It has a ruin that is estimated to be 6th Century -...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Vagabond-Sue
Reviewed August 4, 2015

One of the least visited and thus more original sites in Waterville is that of Church Island. Church island sits in the middle of Lough Currane (Waterville Lake) and can only be accessed by hiring a boat locally. We hired Ann Mc Carthy's husband the...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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June 12, 2019|
Response from Vagabond-Sue | Reviewed this property |
There are fishing boats (row boats/small engines) that can take you across for a fee. In summer the local church has mass once in the island. That’s free!