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Rose of Innisfree Boat Tour

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Kilmore, Fivemilebourne, Leitrim,
Mr George McGoldrick
T: +00353(0)719164266

The Rose of Innisfree Boat Tour operates on one of the most beautiful lakes in Ireland, Lough Gill. This majestic, all weather craft departs from historic Parkes Castle on the shores of Lough Gill and takes in the famous “Isle of Innisfree".

No visit to the north west is complete without a trip on the Rose of Innisfree tourboat. Sail around the Isle of Innisfree, situated on one of Ireland's most beautiful lakes, Lough Gill, on the Sligo Leitrim border.

The Isle of Innisfree inspired W.B. Yeats to write Irelands most popular poem. Depart from the 17th Century Parkes Castle and take a leisurely cruise across Lough Gill which is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and steeped in myth and legend.

Tea, coffee, home baking, snacks and full bar service on board while the skipper, George McGoldrick, will recite tales of folklore, history and poetry associated with the area and Ireland’s most famous son, W.B.Yeats.

Lough Gill's great diversity of geology, archaeology, history and scenery will provide permanent memories for all visitors. Many famous dates and personalities in Irish history, such as Queen Maeve of Connaught, O'Rourke's of Breffni, the Norman Invasion, Sligo Abbey, Plantation castle and the 1916 rising are associated with Lough Gill whil other places of interest include Church Island, Dooney Rock and Slish Wood.