Innisfallen Abbey, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

Innisfallen Abbey, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

On the day I visited Ross Castle, I took a trip around Lough Leane on the intriguingly named "Waterbus". Lough Leane is the largest of Killarney's lakes, containing something of the order of thirty islands! The islands are not large affairs although, one, Innisfallen, is sufficiently large to give host to a now ruined abbey (part of which can be seen above). Of the other lakes, Muckross Lake is next to Lough Leane and the lakes are only separated by a narrow strip of land, and the Upper Lake is situated on the approach to the Black Valley that leads to the heart of the Reeks.

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