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The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat

Dromahaire Rd, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 916 4266
Review Highlights
Amazing and truly unique experience! Great for Yeats fans and all who are interested in Irish legend, lore, and loughs

The boat trip, hosted by George, went above and beyond my expectations. We took the tour of Lough... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York

What a fabulously glorious way to spend time on Loch Gil! The staff were all ever so lovely and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Torquay, United Kingdom
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The Rose of Innisfree Tourboat operates on the picturesque Lough Gill, in counties Sligo & Leitrim, Ireland. Experience some of the most spectacular scenery, spoken so fondly of by the poet W.B.Yeats, all from the comfort of this 72 seating magnificent vessel. Commentary on board. Full bar facilities available. Tea, Coffee & home baking a speciality.Embarking point is from Parke's Castle. Approximately 7 miles from Sligo town on the R286 Dromahair road. Shuttle service available on request.Also available for private hire. Cruise & Dine... Enjoy a delicious three course meal whilst enjoying the breathtaking surroundings. Full menus available on request.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Dromahaire Rd, Sligo, Ireland

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boat trip, hosted by George, went above and beyond my expectations. We took the tour of Lough Gill, departing from Parke's castle in late September. We were lucky enough to have a clear sunny day on Lough Gill, and George was just delightful with...More

Thank vamountainfan
Reviewed 7 November 2017

What a fabulously glorious way to spend time on Loch Gil! The staff were all ever so lovely and sailing around the loch listening to Yeats and traditional local music... Bliss!

Thank LuxuriousNomad_com
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A beautiful Autumnal afternoon on the glass like lake, listening to Yeats poems so aptly recited by Captain George...His accent and tone of voice were perfect.. it could have been Yeats himself speaking!, Would highly recommend,not only for this, but the the serenity and beauty...More

Thank Beautifulfiona
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Sailing around Lough Gill on a beautiful September afternoon was picture perfect. Just over an hour was just the right amount of time to see most of Lough Gill and all it has to offer. Definitely worth the money and we plan on taking it...More

Thank Kathie H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We (a group of three) took this boat trip last week. It was a great wheeze. The usual skipper was on holidays so his son was looking after us. He & his second-in-command made us all feel welcome. We enjoyed the wistful scenery while sipping...More

Thank Sidnancy
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We took in the charming isle of Inisfree tour on Lough Gill Tuesday August 29, while we were on route for a two day hotel break in lovely Leitrim, to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. I was looking so forward to the boat trip and...More

1  Thank marypeters1512
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had a lovely ride on this tour boat around Lough Gill while the captain filled us in on the connections to W. B. Yeats. He quoted Yeats' poetry surrounded by the lands that inspired those words.

Thank oaktree56
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We love the work of W B Yeats, and have a particular interest in the Lake Isle of Innisfree. Tina and Captain George made it moving and memorable! George recites Yeats and others like they were meant to be, and was full of stories and...More

3  Thank Kim M
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

What a lovely afternoon out on Lough Gill. The captain George, had a wealth of knowledge of the area, humorous stories and wonderful recitals of WB Yeats Poetry. The hour passed by all too quickly. It was a beautiful sunny day. The scenery was spectacular....More

2  Thank cmcn2011
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

There are two sailings a day advertised in an older boat with a pleasant older gentleman reciting poetry along the way. Good thing we double checked upon our arrival that there would be two sailings that day because there were NOT! So we hopped on...More

1  Thank marshmallow33
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4 September 2016|
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Response from Annette N | Property representative |
Hi. Did you get some information on this?
Ken L
8 August 2015|
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Response from Alan G | Property representative |
Hi. 12.30 and 3.30 from parkes castle. 15e for adults half fare for children. no charge for under fours. Maximum family price of 45 euro. Regards Alan
22 June 2015|
Response from Alan G | Property representative |
Daily at 12.30 and 3.30 on demand. Advisable to book with larger groups