Innisfree is an uninhabited island on Lough Gill on the Sligo – Leitrim border, near which poet WB Yeats spent his summers as a child, writes Martin Branagan.
There is a small pier where you can board a boat to visit the island.
When Yeats was in London he would walk down Fleet Street and long for the seclusion setting of the Isle of Innisfree
The sound of the water coming from a fountain in a shop window reminded Yeats of his childhood; the Lake and on the island, and it was this inspiration that Yeats credits for the creation of the poem ‘Lake Isle of Innisfree’.
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A Dubliner by birth and Leitrim resident by choice, Martin can be contacted on +353 (0)86 173 8417 for all advertising queries.
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