No visit to Connemara is complete without a visit to Inishbofin Island, one of the most westerly Islands off the Irish coastline.
The unique Island of Inishbofin is located only 10 kilometers off the north Connemara coast, and is only a 30 minute crossing from the idyllic fishing village of Cleggan, just a few minutes drive from Clifden. The Ferry Service is aboard the fast, comfortable Ferry “The Island Discovery”. Located only ninety minutes west of Galway city, Cleggan is the point of departure for the Ferry service to the Island. The Island itself, is a haven of beauty, boasting magnificent scenery from cliff top walks, to the sea on all sides, to white sandy beaches and an abundance of rare flora and fauna.
Inishbofin Houses Heritage and History Sites Including:
- The 17th star shaped defence, Cromwell’s Barracks
- St. Colmans Abbey
- The Blowhole
- Sea Stacks
- The Bird Sanctuary
Activities to be pursued on Inishbofin include:
- Exploring the Island by Foot or Bicycle
- Water Based pursuits such as Swimming and Diving
- Deep Sea and Shore Angling
- The Island houses seal colonies, and many species of rare birds and wildlife
- The evening entertainment on Inishbofin includes traditional music in the local pub and hotels
- Picturesque lakes and bogs offer a unique inspiration for artists and photographers