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Ireland at its best...........

We were on a tour in Ireland and this boat trip was on our itenerary. George was very knowledgable... read more

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Devon, United Kingdom
relaxing cruise

a group of thirty boarded this cruise, George the captain was a wonderful guide and narrated some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newry, Northern Ireland, 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...more
Dromahaire Rd, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 916 4266
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Reviewed yesterday

We were on a tour in Ireland and this boat trip was on our itenerary. George was very knowledgable and a true Irish gentleman - providing us with plenty of history and reciting Yeats poems as we went along on the boat. The scenery was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a group of thirty boarded this cruise, George the captain was a wonderful guide and narrated some Yeats poetry, not least the Isle of Innissfree which he pointed out to us. His co worker provided our group with Irish Coffee and other refreshments while our...More

Thank joanmacca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent boat tour of Lough Gill starting from parkes castle Sligo . George our boat captain recited Yates Poems . The trip was relaxing and comfortable and great for all the family our children had even a chance to steer the boat under supervision

Thank 766eileen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed being on the water at Lough Gill. George sparked romantic imaginings of days gone by as he played Irish music interspersed with recited Yeats poetry as well as local lore as “the Rose” glided across the lake. Alan served up beverages to passengers. The...More

Thank janmo1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I did not have concrete plans when we arrived in Sligo. We saw the Rose of Innisfree tours advertised in our hotel and decided to give it a try. It turned out to be a highlight of the trip! George was able...More

1  Thank Meredith O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Rose of Innisfree from Sligo to Parke's castle and back and we totally recommend it to whoever is in the area. The boat trip ws beautiful and calming. The lady who was gathering the money was veey friendly and the captain with...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of 11 with grandparents, parents, teenagers and children 11 and 8. The boat trip appealed to all of us. The history, poetry of Yeats, music, and scenery was amazing. We each had a cup of tea and cookies which added to...More

Thank erkratzer
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

I had a great time on the Yeats Spectacular tour! The weather was rainy, but it was still a lot of fun! George and Tina did a great job! I don’t have a car, so I really appreciated getting out to see more of the...More

1  Thank cathsis
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Had a lovely hour on lough gill with my bookclub visiting from dublin,they were very impessed with George, the lovely boat and of course the weather was amazing which added to a very enjoyable afternoon. Thank you George for our trip, Grace

3  Thank Dermot K
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

George took us on an excellent grand tour of Yeats country and grave.My teenage son and 9 year old daughter enjoyed the tour of both road and water aboard his boat on picturesque Lough Gill.The waterfall at Glencar was amazing as George recited the lively...More

1  Thank Jim M
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September 4, 2016|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sondra, You can usually reserve it the day before, but can also reserve it well in advance, they offer a pick up and return service from several hotels in Sligo and also from the tourist office,
Ken L
August 7, 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
June 22, 2015|
Response from Alan G | Property representative |
Daily at 12.30 and 3.30 on demand. Advisable to book with larger groups