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Innisfallen Island
Killarney, Co. Kerry
The monastic Island of Innisfallen can be seen in the distance from Ross Castle, near Killarney in County Kerry. The Island was the site of a 7th Century monastery and it is said that Brian Boru studied here.

Spanning a mere 21 acres, Innisfallen Island is near the northern end of Lough Leane and about 1.5km from the shore off Ross Castle, in Killarney, County Kerry.

A monastery was founded on Innisfallen in the 7th century and it became a seat of learning. It is said that King Brian Boru studied there. On the island are the remains of the extensive 12th century Augustinian priory and a small 11th -12th 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 by a succession of 39 monastic scribes.

Boat trips to the island operate from Reen pier, close to Ross Castle.

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Innisfallen Island, Ross Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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