Inishbofin Island is situated off the coast of Connemara, in the west of County Galway, Ireland.
To get to Inishbofin, you must depart from the pier in Cleggan, located northwest of Clifden. The route takes you from Galway across Connemara on one of the most beautiful roads in Ireland (the road from Galway to Clifden via Maam Cross). This road separates Connemara into two parts, showing two quite different faces: in the south there is a flat landscape of lakes, in the north there is the dramatic landscape of mountains (The Twelve Pins). From Clifden, the historic capital of Connemara, take the road for Cleggan and then, on to the pier.
To plan your route from anywhere in Ireland to Cleggan go to the AA roadwatch route planner website
There is a daily ferry service to Inishbofin all year round.There are three sailings a day to and from the island during the summer months and two sailings daily during the winter months.
There is a daily coach service from Galway to Cleggan. Citylink coaches leave from the bus depot on Foster Street in Galway. Check out their website below for up to date timetables and location information.
Inishbofin has one of the calmest and most beautiful natural harbours in Europe. Inishbofin harbour is a safe and welcoming port for passing boats. The co-ordinates of the pier at Inishbofin are:
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