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.
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Select attractions and activities in Inishbofin below:
Inishbofin Cycle HireRead More
Inishbofin Cycle Hire is located on the pier of Inishbofin, County Galway. Bikes are the… Read More+353 95 45833
Inishbofin Equestrian CentreRead More
Inishbofin Equestrian Centre is the only equestrian centre on any of Irelands offshore islands. Inishbofin… Read More+353 87 9501545
Inishbofin Heritage Museum & Gift ShopRead More
The Inishbofin Heritage Museum was set up in “the store” at the old pier in… Read More+353 87 9696732
Inishbofin Rib CharterRead More
Inishbofin Rib Charter is located on Inishbofin Island. The unique Island of Inishbofin is only… Read More+353 95 45819
Marine Wellness SpaRead More
The Marine Wellness Spa at Inishbofin House Hotel is a sanctuary for health, relaxation and… Read More+353 95 45888
Skellig DawnRead More
The Skellig Dawn is available for hire for deep sea angling, dive charter, private charter,… Read More+353 86 832 4123
The Shepherd’s Hut Craft ShopRead More
The Shepherd's Hut Craft Shop on Inishbofin Island in County Galway sells a range of… Read More+353 95 45893