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Lakes of Killarney Boat Tours

LAKES OF KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK BOAT TOUR

 

A lakes cruise is the ideal way to see the centerpieces of Ireland's Killarney National Park (Pairc Naisiunta Chill Airne in Irish/Gaelic).
 
Killarney Lakes boat trip
 
The largest of the three Lakes of Killarney is Lough Leane, also called Loch Lein and Lower Lake. A short river joins it to Muckross Lake (Middle Lake). The Long Range, an elongated channel, joins Muckross Lake to Upper Lake, the smallest Killarney Lake.
Ladies View, on the Ring of Kerry, offers an elevated view of all three Killarney Lakes. Together, these lakes comprise nearly one-quarter of the area of Killarney National Park, 25,425 acres (102.89 square kilometers).
The O'Connor's Pub vintage bus, bearing the sign: Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killarney Adventure, brings you to Ross Castle for the start of your cruise. 
 
Innisfallen Abbey
 
The 6th to 7th-century ruins of Innisfallen Abbey overlook Lough Leane. During the Middle Ages, many people came to study at Innisfallen monastery. "That is why Lough Leane means Lake of Learning," explained Frank Walsh.
 
The monks left Innisfallen Island in 1652, after Cromwell's English troops captured Ross Castle and demolished Innisfallen Abbey.Between the 11th and 13th centuries, monk scribes at the abbey wrote a Latin and Irish/Gaelic record of Ireland history called the Annals of Innisfallen. (They are now kept in the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England.)
Muckross Lake
 
Muckross is the deepest Killarney Lake, with a depth of 241 feet (74 meters).
 
 
The three Killarney Lakes join here, at the Meeting of the Waters.On the boat, one can cruised along the narrow Long Range Channel to Upper Lake.
 
White-tailed eagles, which were reintroduced into Killarney National Park, can be seen soaring overhead, Cormorants can often be seen resting on the rocks.
Looking up, you can see Ladies View lookout on the hills. A trip to Killarney is not complete without a trip to the lakes.

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Torc Mountain Killarney

Torc Mountain Killarney

The Lakes

The Lakes

Killarney Middle Lake

Killarney Middle Lake

Upper Lake at Molls Gap

Upper Lake at Molls Gap

Angling in South Kerry

Angling in South Kerry

Sunset on Lough Lein

Sunset on Lough Lein

Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe

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