The 7th Annual Inishbofin Island Walking Festival will take place from Friday, April 27th to Sunday, April 29th. Enjoy a weekend of walking amid stunning Atlantic coast scenery and crystal clear waters. Not only that but delight in 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 yours at:https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/inishbofin-walking-festival-2018-tickets-31755665049.
Friday, April 27th
9.00pm Registration. Participants can register for the walking weekend and pick up walking passes. Archaeologist and historian Tommy Burke will present a short lecture about Inishbofin and in addition tea, coffee and refreshments will be available.
Saturday, April 28th
6.30am: Tommy Burke will lead a dawn walk to Saint Colman’s monastery and Rusheen.
8.30am: A light breakfast will be served in the Beach Bar (this is included in weekend walking pass).
10.00am: Tommy Burke will lead a walk to Cromwell’s Fort. This will be followed by a ramble east through the townland of Knock & the ruined 18th-century village at The Poirtíns.
3.00pm: Join with Anthony McGeehan renowned Ornithologist on a mystery walk.
7.30pm: Tommy Burke will lead a dusk walk around the West Quarter loop (therfore please bring a torch for this walk).
Sunday, April 23rd
6.30am: Dawn Chorus Walk with Anthony McGeehan.
TIME TBC A day trip to neighbouring Inishark Island which the islanders vacated in 1960. (there is a supplementary fee to cover fast ferry to Inishark. This trip is subject to weather conditions).
- A weekend pass for the Festival will cost €40. (there is a supplement for the trip to Inishark to cover additional transport by ferry).
- We are of course dependent on the weather for the trip to Inishark!
- Please be aware of the weather forecast before travelling and pack accordingly. These include rain gear, walking poles, hiking boots, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses etc.
- For any budding musicians, there will be an open traditional music session on Saturday evening. All participants welcome to join in!
- For a full list of accommodation available on Inishbofin, please visit: www.inishbofin.com/category/accommodation. Book early to avoid disappointment!
- Citylink provide the direct bus connection from Galway city to Cleggan, from where the Inishbofin ferry departs. We are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our Walking Festival. Therefore we would strongly encourage all Festival attendees to leave the car at home and travel with Citylink. Citylink can deliver you to the Inishbofin ferry from Dublin Airport, Dublin City, Cork, Limerick, Athlone and throughout Connemara. See citylink.ie for bookings and timetables.
- Furthermore our Walking Festival aims to promote principles of Leave No Trace. Equally important all Festival-goers will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with these over the weekend. Leave No Trace is an ‘Outdoor Ethics Education Programme. This programme promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation’. Moreover, Inishbofin is in the process of becoming Ireland’s first Leave No Trace Island partner. We hope that all visitors will be aware of how to practise the Leave No Trace ethics while on the island.
- In conclusion for any further queries please contact the Inishbofin Tourism Office on 095-45989, or email email@example.com
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