Lough Gill is about 8 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. It drains into the River Garavogue near Sligo Town. The picturesque lake is surrounded by woods and contains about 20 small islands, including the Lake Isle of Innisfree made famous by poet William Butler Yeats.
There is public access to the lough from a pier on the south shore at the mouth of the Garavoge River, at Inishfree Pier and at Shriff Bay. Lough Gill hosts brown trout and salmon.
Explore the wonderful landscape of Lough Gill on board a traditional open boat. Departing from the centre of Sligo Town, these boat trips travel along the Garavogue River for 30 minutes to reach the beautiful lake of Lough Gill.