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Inishbofin Island

Lies 5 nautical miles off the Coast of Connemara. It is 8mi x 5.6mi and may be reached by ferry from Cleggan. Inishbofin has one of the finest deep Harbours on the West Coast with safe, sandy beaches and is an ideal spot for swimming, canoeing,diving, sailboarding or wind-surfing. The island is a favourite spot for Rock-Climbing,Hill-Walking,Cycling and Angling. Irish Traditional Music takes Inishbofin to its heart and world class musicians visit it regularly.Dessie o'Halloran a singer from the island is now well-known. We should not forget to mention 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.And again there are many kinds of unusual kinds of birds as well as colonies of seals on the island.If you are lucky you may also catch a glimpse of visiting dolphins or whales and sharks.

Fishing and Angling
Inishbofin Island has plenty to offer the angler who fishes from the shore, beaches and rocks. Many kinds of fish can be caught by use of spinners or feathers, mackerel strips or, in fact, any other kind of fish bait.From the shore the most commonest fish to catch is pollack and mackerel, conger, wrasse and plaice, as well as ray and a lot of dog fish. Close by are some small islands and outcrops.These too are all good areas for many species, and they are easily reached by the deep sea angling boat ot the island. There is a boat which does daily deep sea trips for anglers . Contact: Aidan Day, Franmore, Ennisboffin, Co. Galway