A Galway Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point

Inishbofin Island

Inishbofin or Inis Bo Finne Island (Island of the White Cow) lies 11km off the Galway coast. The island is approximately 6km by 4km in area. It is well known for it’s pristine white sandy beaches and is a Special Area of Conservation and Protection. The island is a breeding area for the very rare Corncrake, a native Irish bird.

It is known for it’s community of artists and for it’s traditional Irish Music sessions. There are many looped walks to be enjoyed in addition to fishing, swimming and diving in the crystal clear waters.

Inishbofin is accessible by ferry from Cleggan Harbour.