V9389 : Lough Leane, O'Donoghue's Prison

taken 1 year ago, near to Cill Airne and Mill Bridge, Kerry, Ireland

Lough Leane, O'Donoghue's Prison
Lough Leane, O'Donoghue's Prison
This large rock at the entrance to Ross Bay is named "Prison Island" or "O'Donoghue's Prison". According to local folklore, The chieftain who ruled at Ross Castle, O'Donoghue, would chain his political prisoners, or serious wrong-doers, to it.
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Lough Leane :: V9388

Situated within the Killarney National Park, Lough Leane is largest and northernmost of the three lakes of Killarney LinkExternal link. Covering an area of approximately 4700 acres, it is also the largest freshwater lake in the region. The lake is in a low valley, 66 feet above sea level; the River Laune drains Lough Leane to the north-west towards Killorglin and into Dingle Bay.

Killarney National Park :: V9384

Killarney National Park (Irish: Páirc Náisiúnta Chill Airne), near the town of Killarney, County Kerry, was the first national park in Ireland, created when Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932.

The park has since been substantially expanded and now encompasses more than 25000 acres of diverse ecology, including the Lakes of Killarney, oak and yew woodlands of international importance, and mountain peaks. It has the only red deer herd on mainland Ireland and the most extensive covering of native forest remaining in Ireland.

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V9389, 13 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 August, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 19 August, 2019
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Islands 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
Lough (from Tags)
Lough Leane 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! V 938 893 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:2.7718N 9:32.9020W
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Irish: geotagged! V 941 891
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Killarney National Park  Lake  Lough  Freshwater Lough  Island 

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