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The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat

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Address: Dromahaire Rd, Sligo, Ireland
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The Rose of Innisfree Tourboat operates on the picturesque Lough Gill, in...

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.

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Skipper George is the Man

My wife and I (and our two friends) stumbled upon this boat tour while checking out Parke's Castle, and it quickly became one of our favorite parts about our vacation in Ireland... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2016
David H
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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I (and our two friends) stumbled upon this boat tour while checking out Parke's Castle, and it quickly became one of our favorite parts about our vacation in Ireland. The lake was serene, and the scenery was beautiful. We were even able to get a pint of Guinness and some wine at the bar. But the best... More 

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Annette N, Public Relations Manager at The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat, responded to this review

Delighted to hear we were the highlight of your vacation and that you came away with a heightened knowledge & love for the area and Yeats. Thanks for taking the time to share. More 

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Our captain, George, took us across the water and back in time. The weather was a bit changeable but, in a way, that added to the experience. The music and poetry made for a wonderful afternoon. A nice cup of hot tea helped as well. Definitely felt like we we visiting a part of Yeats' world. Recommended.

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Annette N, Public Relations Manager at The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat, responded to this review

Great to hear you would recommend our trip and you enjoyed the whole experience. Thanks for taking the time to share. More 

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Reviewed July 21, 2016

Arrived on a dismal day so the atmosphere was not a great start, but skipper George changed that. His commentary was a mixture of scholarship, great good humour and local knowledge which made the trip memorable. I like Yeats but his reciting of the poems from memory enlivened the Lake Isle of Innisfree. Everyone visiting Ireland must put this this... More 

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Annette N, Public Relations Manager at The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat, responded to this review

Lovely to hear of your memorable experience on board. We do try to enlighten our passengers with a little bit of Yeats through the area he spoke so fondly of, but in an accessible way. The trip does bring his poetry to life. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Regards Annette More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We brought our three young children on this trip and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Really relaxed guide with lots of poetry and music. A great way to spend a peaceful hour. We loved it.

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Annette N, Public Relations Manager at The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat, responded to this review

So glad to see you & your family enjoyed your experience. Thanks for taking the time to share. More 

County Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Lovely guide George and relaxing light hearted boat trip with poetry, song and all things Yeats! When in Sligo do as Yeats would do!

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Annette N, Public Relations Manager at The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat, responded to this review

Lovely to hear of your great experience on board. Thanks for sharing. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

We were really lucky with the weather on the day we took this trip.There were only a couple of short showers and we were able to go up top for most of the trip. If you are in the Sligo area this tour is a must. The scenery out on the lake is fantastic and the Captain kept us entertained... More 

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Annette N, Public Relations Manager at The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with your fellow travellers. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time. More 

Dundalk, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 15, 2016

I took the bus/boat tour from Sligo Tourist Office and was shown around all the significant places related to WB Yeats and his family. Then the tour went on the Rose of Innishfree boat around Lough Gill, again with plenty of information about the lake and how it related to Yeats and other significant historical events. There was plenty of... More 

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Annette N, Public Relations Manager at The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat, responded to this review

Lovely to hear of your great experience on board. Thanks for sharing. More 

Arklow, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Well maintained boat, lovely scenic views on the lake, the boat would also be good for catered parties etc, local pickup from designated hotels and tourist offices

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Annette N, Public Relations Manager at The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your positive review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. More 

Filey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

My sister, husband and I travelled with our dog. We enjoyed our journey very much. Beautiful peaceful surrounding of Lough Gill and The Isle of Innisfree not to be missed. Very helpful and friendly crew on board. Captain of the boat recited Yeat's poetry beautifully at many appropriate times throughout our journey, there and back. We were also able to... More 

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Annette N, Public Relations Manager at The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat, responded to this review

Four legged friends are always welcome. Lovely to hear of your great experience on board and the fact that bad weather didn't dampen the spirits too much. Thanks for sharing. More 

Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

I took this boat tour on Lough Gill along with a group of friends without knowing what to expect. The day was cold and breezy but the boat was extremely comfortable and calm. It just glides slowly on the lake. The inside is roomy and comfortable and has fabulous views on both sides. Host George set about making the tea... More 

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Annette N, Public Relations Manager at The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat, responded to this review

Lovely to hear of your great experience on board. People do amaze at just how calm & still the cruise can be even on slightly choppy waters. Thanks for sharing. More 

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