No visit to Connemara is complete without a visit to Inishbofin Island, one of the most westerly islands off the Irish coastline.

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Inishbofin Half Marathon and 10k – May 13th 2017

This unique weekend takes place on beautiful Inishbofin Island, situated 7 miles off the Connemara coast. The island is steeped in history, and is renowned for its traditional music and unspoilt sandy beaches.

The Half Marathon & 10k will take place on Saturday 13th May. Whether you’re a serious runner looking for a new challenge, or a rookie looking to run, jog or walk on quiet roads, the route offers a mix of flat and inclined terrain, meandering through fine scenery, with spectacular views of the beautiful Connemara mountains.

Enjoy a weekend of island hospitality, whilst raising vital funds for Down Syndrome Irl., Galway Branch.


€ 55 registration per entrant, which includes:

• Return Ferry ticket to Inishbofin (arrive Friday, return Sat/Sunday)
• Pre-event meeting & buffet on Friday night
• Entry to Half Marathon/10k on Saturday 13th May, commencing at 10am
• Sponsorship Pack & Race Tee Shirt
• Post-event party with BBQ and music
• Special accommodation rates for participants (NB participants must book own accommodation)

As this is a charity event, we ask all participants to raise (or donate) a minimum of €100 sponsorship.

All proceeds raised/donated will go to Down Syndrome Irl, Galway Branch and its speech and language therapy project “Voices for Down Syndrome Galway”. A parent ran project, providing vital speech and language services for approximately 100 children and adults in Galway city and county.

Technical Director; Gearoid Quinn (Streets of Galway)

Further Information

For further information visit or contact Pat Coyne on 087-2850812

Online Registration

Register online for Inishbofin Half Marathon or 10k –