Innisfallen Island

The largest of a cluster of small islands on the Lakes of Killarney. Boat trips go out daily during the summer months.

It is home to the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey, one of the most impressive archaeological remains dating from the early Christian period. The monastery was founded in 640 by St Finan the Leper, and was occupied for approximately 850 years.

Innisfallen is the largest island on Lough Leane, which is the largest of the three Lakes of Killarney.

Innisfallen Map
One translation of Lough Leane is “the lake of learning”. It is thought that the scholarly history of Innisfallen gave the lake its name. Although the island is situated only a short boat ride from the nearby Ross Castle, it feels like you are a million miles away once you step on to the shores of Innisfallen.

One of the reasons that make the island such a great place to visit is the variety of attractions the island provides. Innisfallen ticks many of the boxes for those interested in beautiful scenery, nature, history, folklore and a plentiful dose of fresh air in a peaceful, secluded location. The short boat trip to and from the island also provides an opportunity to hear some tall tales about the island from your driver.

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