Rowing to Innisfallen

Innisfallen Abbey

Innisfallen Abbey

If you are touring in the Killarney area near Ross Castle, and have the time, I recommend rowing a boat over the lake to Innisfallen.  Innisfallen island is over the lake a bit from the castle, and my valiant husband braved the wind chopped lake waves and rowed us over.

Our little rowboat is on the left of the pier; Ross Castle can be seen in the distance across the lake.

Our little rowboat is on the left of the pier; Ross Castle can be seen in the distance across the lake.

Innisfallen was the site of a monastery established in the 7th Century; people say that King Brian Boru studied there.  If you go, you will see the remains of a 11th or 12th century priory and church.  But mostly, what you will feel and see is peace, quiet, history, and the remembrance of past saints’ prayers.  Slainte, Lisa

 

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