Inishbofin Island Walking Festival
The annual Inishbofin Island Walking Festival will take place from Friday May 20th to Sunday May 22th. Enjoy a weekend of walking amid stunning Atlantic coast scenery, crystal clear waters, green coast award winning beaches surrounded by rich natural, built and cultural heritage, all in the company of expert, local guides.
Online ticket sales now open! Get your Weekend Pass at: Tickets to the Walking Festival.
Escape to the wilderness this May. Join us for another year of the Inishbofin Walking Festival and experience the landscape, wildlife, history, and craic that Inishbofin has to offer.
From seaweed to sunsets, to coastal formations and 17th century forts; You are sure to enjoy a wide variety of walks while learning about Inishbofin’s unique landscape and history.
We advise you to reserve accommodation on Inishbofin before booking your Walking Festival tickets. Accommodation providers can be found on www.inishbofin.com or call us on 095 45989 for more information.
WEEKEND SCHEDULE MAY 20TH – 22ND, 2022
Festival Kick-Off at the Inishbofin Community Centre. Participants can pick up their walking passes and learn more about the island. Tea, coffee, and refreshments will be available.
- 7am – 9am: Step to the Shore
Seaweed Discovery. Take in Inishbofin’s glorious beaches and learn about the diverse seaweeds that grace the Inishbofin shorelines.
Breakfast will be served in The Beach Bar (included in walking pass)
- 10:30am – 3pm: Hike to the Fort
Enjoy a hike along Inishbofin’s south coast and discover the island’s 17th century Cromwellian Fort. Walk times are dependent on tides. If there are any changes, we will update you as soon as possible.
- 7.45pm: Sunset Spotting
Head for the hills to catch Inishbofin’s renowned sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Take in the views of our neighbouring island Inishark and learn about the history of the surrounding area as the sun fades over the west coast. Don’t forget to look up on your trek back to spot the stars and incredible night sky.
- 10.15pm: Live Music at the Doonmore Hotel
End your evening sunset trek at the Doonmore Hotel where you can enjoy live traditional music and chill out after a day of exploring.
- 10am – 2pm: North Coast Walk
Get your packed lunch ready for this trek along the north coast of the Island. Explore the cliffs and sea formations while learning about our unique island history.