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

 

Killarney

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By Killarney’s Lakes and Fells

Edmund O’Rourke

By Killarney’s lakes and fells,
Emerald Isles and winding bays,
Mountain paths and woodland dells,
Mem’ry ever fondly strays;
Bounteous nature loves all lands;
Beauty wanders everywhere,
Footprints leaves on many strands,
But her home is surely there!
Angels fold their wings and rest
In that Eden of the west,
Beauty’s home, Killarney,
Ever fair Killarney.

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100th Post Party…Win a Free CD!

Ross Castle

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And you can win a copy of my new celtic CD “Flight of Freedom” by answering the following question in 100 words or less:

Tell me the reasons that you would love to travel to Ireland, or if you live in Ireland, why you love living there. 

I will read all the answers and attempt to judge fairly the most creative and heartfelt response.  When the CD’s arrive in about a week, I will mail you one free of charge.  Come on, join the party!    Slainte, Lisa