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Lough Gill – Sligo

Innisfree Isle – Lough Gill

“I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree”, WB Yeats. The lake isle of Innisfree was one of the favorite places of the Irish poet Yeats. I went there yesterday looking for some “photographic inspiration” and wasn’t disappointed at all!

Location: Innisfree isle, Lough Gill, County Sligo, Ireland.

What to shoot: Lake Gill offers several photographic spots along his shore, including Hazel Wood, Dooney Rock, Doorly Park, and this little jetty in front of the Isle of Innisfree.

Ideal time to shoot: Sunrises and sunsets offer the best light and colours, but I wanted to capture the stillness and the atmosphere of the place after sunset, taking advantage of the blue hour and the calmness before hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland with its wind gusts and rain.

Gear: Wide angle lenses to standard zooms.

How to get there: Leaving Sligo town follow road R287. Just before R287 merges with R290 look for a road sign indicating “Innisfree Isle” and take a sharp left. There is a small car park very close to the jetty.

Coordinates: N 54° 14′ 38.7” W 8° 21′ 12.8”

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