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Lough Leane

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The Lower Lake

Loch Léin is the lowest of Killarney's Lakes at sea level, hence the term "lower lake". It is most commonly known as the Lower Lake by locals. It is also the largest of the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Killarney, Ireland
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Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Loch Léin is the lowest of Killarney's Lakes at sea level, hence the term "lower lake". It is most commonly known as the Lower Lake by locals. It is also the largest of the lakes, and closest to Killarney town, easily assessed from Ross Road or the National Park. It is home to Ross Castle, Killarney's most famous landmark. Several... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I was able to hire taxis to take me out to remote areas to see the beautiful vistas of Lough Leane. I was told by one driver it means lake of knowledge. It's the largest and lowest of three lakes. I've seen it now from the vantage points of Muckross, Ladies View, Ross Castle and Aghadoe. Each vantage point is... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Definitly take a small boat ride to St. Finian's abbey on and island in Lake Leane. Avoid the large tour boat. The islands in the lake are beautiful. Very scenic. Also you can take great photos of Ross Castle from the lake

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We took a boat trip on this lake .As well as the various beautiful small islands to view and the towering mountains around the lake , it was so peaceful. Well worth visiting.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Make sure you stop somewhere along the N71 driving through Killarney National Park to enjoy time by this beautiful lake. Peaceful and serene.

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Portaferry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of our favourite destinations in Ireland. Walk around the lake or take a glass top boat cruise around it or take a rowing boat out to inishfallen island to visit the ruins of Ireland's oldest university .

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We enjoyed this lovely stop. The view was amazing. Definitely worth taking a moment to take a few pictures so it can be remembered.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you take the boat to Innisfallen Island, you will be on this Loch. It was calm and serene. We enjoyed it.

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Burlington, Ontario
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Gorgeous lake, rolling hills and incredible scents! Wildflowers and peat bogs... fish swimming in the lake. Pack a snack if you go for a hike - you'll want to go on forever!

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

A beautiful spot on The Ring of Kerry with great photo opportunities. Beware of leaving cars unlocked and valuables on show as opportunistic thieves work this area periodically

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