Six Thousand Years Of Heritage

The origins of the island’s initial colonisation are still obscure, but it is clear that the island has drawn fishermen, farmers, monks, pirates, soldiers and adventurers for over 6,000 years. We invite you to dive deeper beyond the beautiful landscapes into the stories of Inishbofin – past and present. Explore the heritage and culture of Inishbofin and the island way of living.

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Saints to Sailors

It is estimated that Bofin was inhabited as far back as 8000–4000 B.C. The first documented history of the island dates from Early Christian Times. As you sail around the tower and signal light into the harbour you will notice Cromwell’s 16th Century Barracks which has seen both soldiers and pirates.


Flavours of Land and Sea

There are five Restaurants and four Bars on the island to choose from, each offering its own unique blend of cuisine. Inishbofin has its own successful food festival – Bia Bo Finne which takes place on the first weekend of October each year.

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