Inishbofin

Inishbofin Island (Inis Bo Finne)

Inishbofin is an island about 8 kilometers off the coast of Connemara. It’s about 5.5 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide, and has around 200 inhabitants.

Inishbofin has one of the finest deep Harbours on the West Coast.

The impressive “Cromwell’s Barracks” which you will meet upon entering the harbour on the ferry from Cleggan. These are well preserved ruins dating back to the 17th century.

With safe, sandy beaches and is an ideal spot for swimming, canoeing,diving, sailboarding or wind surfing. Clear water make swimming, snorkelling and diving a joy.

The island is a favourite spot for Rock-Climbing,Hill-Walking,Cycling and Angling.

There are many other sites of historical interest, including the remains of St.Colman’s Abbey dating from the 7th century.

A variety of bird life including the Corncrake, which is now almost extinct attracts many naturalist. There is also a varied plant life including some rare species of wild flowers and grasses.

This island has become an important centre for Traditional Irish Music with its own Celi Band.

Ferry services operate year round to Inishbofin from Cleggan. Crossing takes 30 minutes Inishbofin Island Discovery Ltd.

Inishbofin Island Discovery
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Inishbofin Cycle Hire

Inishbofin Cycle Hire

Inishbofin Cycle Hire is located on the pier of Inishbofin, County Galway. Bikes are the main method of transport on the small island and can be hired on arrival at the new pier or Kings Bike Hire in Lower Middle ...

Inishbofin Equestrian Centre

Inishbofin Equestrian Centre

Inishbofin Equestrian Centre is the only equestrian centre on any of Irelands offshore islands. Inishbofin Island is renowned for its magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding islands, the Connemara coastline, Twelve Bens Mountains and as far away as Croagh Patrick. ...

Inishbofin Heritage Museum & Gift Shop

Inishbofin Heritage Museum & Gift Shop

The Inishbofin Heritage Museum was set up in “the store” at the old pier in 1998, It houses the contents of traditional island homes, fishing, farming and tradespeople’s tools along with over 200 photographs of local people. Situated just two ...

Inishbofin Rib Charter

Inishbofin Rib Charter

Inishbofin Rib Charter is located on Inishbofin Island. The unique Island of Inishbofin is only 10 Kilometers off the North Connemara Coast. The Island is only ninety minutes from Galway City. The island itself is a haven of beauty, boasting ...

Marine Wellness Spa

Marine Wellness Spa

The Marine Wellness Spa at Inishbofin House Hotel is a sanctuary for health, relaxation and wellness. Indulge in an experience of pure pleasure, intense relaxation and well-being, where you will be taken to a place where time ceases to exist. ...

The Shepherd’s Hut Craft Shop

The Shepherd’s Hut Craft Shop

The Shepherd's Hut Craft Shop on Inishbofin Island in County Galway sells a range of tastefully handcrafted giftware including ceramics/pottery, glassware, marine based artwork, handmade soap, and cards. Inishbofin Island in County Galway is home to The Shepherd's Hut Craft ...