Cycle Inishbofin island. Connemara, Galway. Self-guided. Full day.

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clock8 hours

Overview

    Inishbofin (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles off Galway’s coast. This magical island is now a haven for tourism, farming and fishing. The island is 5.7km by 4km , which means that bikes are the ideal method of transport.

    Inishbofin has various cycling routes offering spectacular views of the island’s wild Atlantic scenery. There are several safe award-winning sandy beaches strewn with shells and with crystal clear water which make swimming, snorkelling and diving a joy. Inishbofin is a special area of conservation and a special area of protection.

    Inishbofin is an important centre for traditional Irish music and song with its own Ceilí band. It is estimated that Inishbofin was inhabited as far back as 8000-4000 B.C. As you sail around the tower and signal light into the harbour you will notice Cromwell’s 16th century barracks - used as a prison for catholic priests from all over the country after the English Statute of 1585 declared them guilty of high treason.

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