05
Sep-2016

Ross Castle & Innisfallen Island Tour

  • Innisfallen Island, Lakes of Killarney
  • Ross Castle

This guided tour will visit two of Killarney’s most famous landmarks, Ross Castle built in the 15th Century by the O’Donoghue Ross Chieftains and remaining as their defensive stronghold for over 100 years until it was taken by the armies of Oliver Cromwell under General Ludlow in the year 1652. You will be given a guided tour of the castle which is maintained and furnished as it was in the 15th Century.

Following on from your visit to Ross Castle enjoy a boat trip to the early Christian monastic site and oratory on Innisfallen Island where St. Fionán Lobhar founded his monastery in the late sixth century. It was here that the world renowned Annals of Innisfallen were compiled and are now in the care of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England.

The visit to Innisfallen Island will include a one-hour guided walk of the island with panoramic views of the surrounding Lough Leane. You can also expect to view the herd of Sika deer that inhabit the island amongst the monastic ruins.

Date: 11th June 2017
Grade: Easy
Duration: 4 hours
Time: 10:30 am
Price: €25 pp | €80 per family of two adults and two children
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*All images courtesy of Valerie O’Sullivan. All Rights Reserved.

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