The beautiful Lough Gill inspired Yeats to write his famous Poem “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” …

    Lough Gill & Innisfree

    Lough Gill meaning radiant lake is a freshwater lough that inspired W.B. Yeats to write his poem “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”.

    From Lake Isle of Innisfree by W.B. Yeats:

    “I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
    And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
    Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee,
    And live alone in the bee-loud glade.”

    Innisfree Island is not accessible but you can view it from the shore at Parke’s Castle or take a boat tour of Lough Gill:

    Lough Gill Tours ~ Departing from the Garavogue river in Sligo city. Call +3532 86 777 7375 to arrange your trip beforehand.

    Rose of Innisfree ~ Departing from Parke’s Castle daily 12:30 & 3:30pm Easter to October weather and numbers permitting.