Reach for Your Roots on Inishbofin
15th - 21st June
This week long programme of events will be of interest to people whose ancestors came from Inishbofin, people who were born on Inishbofin or those with an interest in genealogy! The week will be filled with organised events including guided tours to each island townland, different historic & beautiful areas on the island, workshops & lectures by distinguished guest speakers & of course, evenings of entertainment with traditional Irish food, music, song & dance!
Inishbofin Concerts, The Dolphin Hotel
16th July - 27th August
The summertime concerts return again this year with another eclectic line up.
For information contact:
T: +353 95 45991
Church of St Colman Inishbofin Celebrates 100 Yrs
8th August and 1st - 8th September
The present Church is the fourth house of worship since the arrival of St Colman in 664 A.D. It is situated on the same site as the previous building and work began on it on September 8th, 1910. The clerk of works was a Michael Gillooly from Co. Roscommon who was in charge of overseeing the completion of the project. A total of 23 local men worked there at most times and the total cost of the Church was between £1200-£1400.
It was completed in 1913. Fr Rhattigan from Miltown was the priest responsible for its initiation with Mr Cyril Allies co-operating in a munificent manner. It seems fitting to mark the 100 year anniversary of St. Colman’s in 2013 – the year of The Gathering on August 8th – St. Colman’s Feast Day as well as with a weeklong celebration in September!
Inishbofin Set Dancing and Trad Weekend
27th - 29th September
This now annual festival is emerging as the perfect way to wrap up summer and embrace the winter. The Inishbofin Set dancing and Trad Weekend has proven to be an impressive occasion resulting in Inishbofin overflowing with talent in the shape of dancers, musicians and artists alike. Building on the exceptional success of the last three years, the fourth annual Inishbofin Island Set Dancing & Trad Weekend will no doubt be another successful year!
Inishbofin has a vibrant music scene and the likes of Andrew Murray, Desmond O'Halloran, John O'Halloran and Emma O’Sullivan have graced stages across the world. The Inishbofin Set dancing and Trad Weekend will give dancers who used to set dance years ago, as well as the younger generation of learners, the knowledge of set dancing and the confidence to get up put what they learn to practice.
The weekend will run from Friday to Sunday evening with pub sessions in Day's Bar, The Inishbofin House Hotel, The Doonmore and The Dolphin Hotel. There will be set-dancing and Sean-Nós workshops as well as a Sean-Nós dance competition.
Once the programme of events is confirmed we will let you all know...
Bia Bofinne A Taste of Inishbofin
4th - 6th October
Held over the first weekend of October, ‘Bia Bofinne – A Taste of Inishbofin’ celebrates all things local, with a focus on traditional food, arts and crafts from this exceptionally beautiful part of the country.
This year we are excited to be welcoming various foodies who will be appearing over the course of the weekend. It will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about new cooking styles, foraging techniques and even ingredients! There will also be numerous lectures and workshops as well as cookery demonstrations!
We are currently working at confirming a schedule of events and will update as soon as possible... watch this space!
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