Inland Islands

Inland Islands

Innisfallen Island

Innisfallen Island is near the northern end of Lough Leane and about 1.5km from the shore off Ross Castle, in Killarney in County Kerry.

An interesting visit may be made to Innisfallen an island of only 21 acres. Evergreens flourish all over the island and the holly is particularly luxuriant.

A monastery was founded on Innisfallen in the 7th century and it became a seat of learning and it said that King Brian Boru studied there. On the island are the remains of the extensive 12 th century Augustinian priory and a small 11 th -12 th century Romanesque church.

The Annals of Innisfallen, a chronicle of world and Irish history in Irish and Latin (now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford), were compiled here at intervals to 1320 by a succession of 39 monastic scribes.

Boat trips to the island operate from the Ross Castle area from Ross and Reen piers.

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