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The Rose of Inishfree Waterbus

Straddling County Sligo and County Leitrim, Lough Gill is home to Innisfree, the island that inspired WB Yeats to write Ireland's most popular poem. If you want to be inspired, too, you're in luck with the Rose of Inishfree Waterbus.

Depart from the 17th-century Parkes Castle and take a leisurely cruise across Lough Gill for a memorable trip in an area of outstanding natural beauty that is also steeped in myth and legend. Tea, coffee, home baking, snacks, and full bar services are available on board, as well as live commentary and poetry recitals.

Lough Gill's environs are unrivalled in Ireland for their unspoilt beauty and interest to tourists and locals alike. It's the great diversity of geology, archaeology, history and scenery that leaves a permanent impression on all visitors. Lough Gill's association with major events dates back as far as any locality in Europe, and includes tales of Queen Maeb of Connaught, O'Rourke's of Breffni, the Norman invasion, Sligo Abbey, Plantation Castle, and the 1916 Rising.

This cruise takes in numerous places of interest as well, including Church Island, Dooney Rock, Slish Wood, and many, many more.

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