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Innisfallen Abbey .

Innisfallen Abbey.

The original Innisfallen Abbey on an island on Lough Leane was founded in the 7th century by St Finan Lobhar 'The leper' Lough Leane takes its name from the Irish Loch Léin, which means "Lake of Learning".

The largest of the three ruined buildings, is the abbey church built in the tenth century. The eastern end of the church is from a much later date. Close to the pier is a little oratory which is of an even later date probably twelfth century, it has a little round headed window in the east end and a Romanesque doorway decorated with animal heads and saw toothed chevrons in the west. To the north of the abbey are buildings of an even later date.

Brian Boru high king of Ireland is said to have received his education at Innisfallen in the late 10th century.

Lough Leane is the largest lake in Killarney National park, the lough contains about thirty islands, of which Innisfallen is the largest.

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The Annals of Innisfallen were compiled about the year 1215 by Tighernach O'Breen.