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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We got to Innisallen Island by kayak as part of a WildNHappy group tour. It is also possible to go by small boat or cruiser to the island. The lake was so calm getting to he island and you get a panoramic view of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

We got one of the small boats from Ross Castle and enjoyed the brief ride to the island. The ruins are not as impressive as those we have seen elsewhere in island so we spent our time wandering the path that encircles the island. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Innisfallen Island is home to the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey. The monastery was founded in the 6th/7th Century by St. Finian the Leper. We hopped on the small, open boat from Ross Castle and took the short ride across the lake to it, getting views...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank quinnunit66
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This was a brilliant boat trip out to Innisfallen and it was only €10 each. The wild deer on the island were fantastic to see. The views at the back of the island were like something from a postcard. This is really worth the visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

We took a quick boat ride over to the island from Ross castle. The monastery ruins are interesting and the views around the island are breathtaking. I was walking along the trail next to the foxglove and noticed deer heads moving through the field. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We got a boat from Ross Castle to the island. It was the most peaceful place i have ever been to. The monastery ruins were very interesting but I had gone to the island to see the deer. The boat man told us where to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This was one of my family's favorite activities. We took a guided boat ride to Innisfallen Island which we heard was also called the Gap of Dunloe. This was a relaxing and beautiful ride on the river in which our guide narrated different sights and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Cynthia J
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

If you love history & ancient ruins, take a boat ride from Ross Castle to Innisfallen!! Even saw a famous Killarney Red Deer as I walked around the ruins! Only €10 for the boat trip.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Went over on the boat for a mass being held but wandered around the island before hand, well worth a visit especially for the boat trip

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JulesWeakley
Reviewed 15 May 2018

After we viewed Innisfallen Island from the shore, we learned about its history. It is Lough Leane, whose name means Lake of Learning. On the island a monastery was founded in 640 and it became a center for learning in Ireland. The monks wrote the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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I have found out the answer myself now - there is no set timetable. Generally runs between 9 or 9:30 and 5. If there is a boat and skipper there at the dock, they will take you to the island (10 Euro per person; takes ten... More
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