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Killarney Kayaking Tour and Innisfallen Island

Product ID: 125504
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Set in the heart of Ireland's largest national park, this kayak adventure on the Lakes of Killarney will let you experience the unique beauty of Innisfallen Island, its rich history and diverse wildlife.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Explore the abbey ruins on Innisfallen Island
  • Discover the lake's hidden secrets
  • Learn about local myths and legends
  • Gaze out upon spectacular scenery
  • Experience nature close at hand
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With every turn you'll be amazed at the dramatic scenery of mountains that rise from the lake's shores, majestic ancient woodlands and crystal-clear waters as you journey out towards the spellbinding Innisfallen Island, home to a 6th-century abbey and wild sika deer. You will start your tour by getting properly equipped with a wetsuit and buoyancy aid, before heading down to the shore for a safety briefing. The tour will start by Ross Island, an island made up of limestone.

Enjoy the age-old stories of this area as you paddle your way past limestone outcroppings, radiating trees, and glistening water. Soon, you will reach Innisfallen Island and be greeted by the sika deer who guard the most impressive archaeological remains in the park from the early Christian period. The most important of these features is Inisfallen Abbey, founded in the 7th-century by St. Finian the Leper and which was occupied up until the 14th-century.

Take your time as you explore the ruins and take the loop around the isle, before heading back to the mainland. On your way back, you will hear about Cromwell's ingenious invasion of Ross Castle, as well as how Killarney National Park, the oldest national park in Ireland, came to be. 
  • Professional guide
  • Wetsuit & buoyancy aid
  • Kayak equipment
  • Photos of your tour
What’s Not Included
  • Any activities/services not listed on the itinerary

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Meeting point

Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

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From US$ 59.21 per person

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Wild N Happy Group Ltd

Product ID: 125504