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Hill in Lough Gill

Dooney Rock

Immortalised by Yeats in 'The Fiddler of Dooney' (1899), this huge fissured limestone knoll bulges awkwardly upward by the lough's southern shore. There's a great lake view from the top and you can park right at the…
Island in Lough Gill

Innisfree Island

This pint-sized island lies tantalisingly close to the lough's southeastern shore, but, alas, can't be accessed. Still, it's visible from the shore. Its air of tranquillity so moved Yeats that he famously wrote 'The…