Innisfallen Abbey
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Lough Leane


Year of Research
7th century

    Innisfallen Island is found in Lough Leane, one of the three Lakes of Killarney in Ireland.
    It is home to the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey, one of the most impressive archaeological remains dating from the early Christian period found in the Killarney National Park.
    The monastery was founded in the 7th century by St. Finian the Leper, and was occupied for approximately 700 years.
    Over a period of about 300 of these, the Annals of Innisfallen were written, which chronicle the early history of Ireland as it was known to the monks.
    It is possible for tourists to visit the island during the summer months, with boats leaving from Ross Castle throughout the day.