Innisfree is a tiny windswept island off the coast of Co Donegal in Ireland with only one inhabitant - artist Barry Edgar Pilcher.
He is the only permanent resident of the island where he is an artist who also writes poetry and plays music.
Once a week – weather permitting – the 69-year-old makes the 15 minute boat journey to Burtonport, where he does his weekly shopping, mails letters and then it’s back to his ramshackle cottage where he lives and works in a single room.
Once a year, his wife and daughter, who are both nurses living in Essex, England visit him. The rest of the time they communicate via Skype.
Innisfree, sometimes spelled Innishfree, is a fictional village where the 1952 movie The Quiet Man was filmed.
The Quiet Man is a movie that tells the story of US prize-fighter Jack Thornton, played by John Wayne, who returns to his roots in Ireland and falls in love with the fiery redhead, Mary Kate Danaher, played by Irish actress Maureen O’Hara. The movie was filmed in the fictional village of Inishfree on the Isle of Inisfree.
This is the song Isle of Inisfree from the movie The Quiet Man performed recently by Celtic Woman.