Innisfree is a small, uninhabited Irish island on Lough Gill. Rather wild and pretty, it was one of the inspirational places of William Butler Yeats, an eminent Irish writer from Sligo…
Innisfree is a small island in Lough Gill in County Sligo. Accessible by a pretty bridge it offers superb walking trails. You can walk, picnic and enjoy lovely views of the lake.
It is also possible to discover the beauties of the lake by boat with the “Rose of Innisfree” Company. They will propose you to make the tour of Lough Gill, and to admire the island by the waterways…
For the record, Innisfree was the inspiration for William Butler Yeats, who wrote the poem Lake Isle of Innisfree, a 5 quatrains poem in which he pays tribute to the peace and quiet of the island? His lyrical flights of fancy and the perfection of his verses make it one of his most beautiful poetic works.
Don’t hesitate to venture there: you may be able to capture the atmosphere that the poet tried to capture!