Deck 10 - The Innisfree Club Class Lounge
Innisfree is a small uninhabited Island located in Lough Gill, County Sligo. It is the subject of the 12-line W.B. Yeats poem “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”. The Interislander ferry KAITAKI was originally named ISLE OF INNISFREE when she was originally constructed for Irish Ferries.
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,The Lake Isle of Innisfree, W.B Yeats (1888)
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.