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The Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat
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“parkes castle”(14 reviews)
“scones”(11 reviews)
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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All reviews captain george parkes castle scones lough gill relaxing hour relaxing cruise actual lake his son lovely afternoon local lore an unforgettable experience stunning scenery traditional irish music yeats country glencar waterfall fantastic tour commentary
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is Ireland at its best. George, the narrator is a poet in his right as he recites Yeat's magical work as we gently glided across the lake. With seating both inside and out, refreshments are readily available. Don't miss.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kirstine2013
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jennycrocks1
Reviewed 1 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joanmacca
Reviewed 31 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 766eileen
Reviewed 30 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank janmo1
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Meredith O
Reviewed 19 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maria D
Reviewed 19 August 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank erkratzer
Reviewed 3 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cathsis
Reviewed 16 July 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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4 September 2016|
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Response from E843DQwilliamm | 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
7 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