Collection: The Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection >> At Innisfallen, Killarney [graphic]
At Innisfallen, Killarney
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Innisfallen is the largest island of Lough Leane, one of the three Lakes of Killarney. The gentleman in the photograph is standing in the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey. Ross Castle, ancestral home of the O'Donoghue clan, can be seen in the background. According to tradition, the monastery was founded in the 7th century by St. Finian the Leper. The location of the monastery on the island is thought to have given rise to the name Lough Leane (Loch Léin), which means "Lake of Learning”. People from all over Europe studied on this tiny island resulting in overflow settlements at Aghadoe and Muckross Abbey. The celebrated “Annals of Innisfallen” were written here in the 11th 13th centuries.
Physical description: 1 negative : glass, stereograph ; 9 x 18 cm.
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