The enchanting Island of Innisfallen is situated on Lough Leane, approximately 1.5km from the shore at Ross Castle; spanning 21 acres, it is the biggest out of 32 islands on the lake. The ruins of Innisfallen Abbey occupy the island today and feature as one of the most remarkable archaeological remains from the early Christian period in Killarney National Park. The Abbey, constructed in 640, remained occupied for an incredibly 850 years. The most important of these years saw created a treasure of Irish history; the Annals of Innisfallen. The monks documented their lives and a legacy of early Irish history, as it was known to them, over a period of an estimated 300 years to create the Annals of Innisfallen.
Boat trips are available to the Island from March until October each year. Explore the island at your leisure and enjoy the serenity of both the island and surrounding lake.
This is the perfect family afternoon out, don’t forget a picnic!
Innisfallen Island, Ross Castle, Killarney, Co. Kerry.