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Trip to Inishbofin

October 7, 2011
Driving through Connemara

Last weekend I went on a trip to Inishbofin, a beautiful little island seven miles off the Galway coast. The Inishbofin Set Dancing and Trad Weekend was on so it was a great chance to see the beautiful scenery and catch some great music.

The scenery on the way from Galway to Cleggan is amazing. We had to stop so many times on the way just to take pictures! We were very lucky to get a lovely dry day to drive down and get the boat over. It was such an enjoyable boat trip to the island.

We stayed in the prettiest B+B called the A Frame House. It was in most peaceful and private spot with the greatest views of the harbour. It was such a quaint and interesting building it really added to our trip.

Saturday night we headed to the Doonmore Hotel. I have to say walking along the dark quiet roads of Inishbofin is a serious change from walking around the streets of Dublin. When we went into The Doonmore first the session was just starting with a couple of pipers, an accordian and a fiddle player but as the night went on the crowds gathered. By the end of the night the place was hopping! There was a great sing a long and all in all it was a wonderful night! I will be going back next year for sure and next time it will be a much longer stay!

Driving through Connemara

If you want to find traditional Irish music sessions around Ireland check out www.findtradfolk.com

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2011 11:29 pm

    oooh very nice post and photos. It looks like you had a lovely trip.. I love InishBofin! seems like a long way off from the London streets too 🙂

    • October 10, 2011 2:24 pm

      So different! Walking home after our night out along the quiet roads was just so different to my usual nights out 🙂 Its so dark and your meeting other people out walking home its so cool!!

  2. Daniel Brady permalink
    October 9, 2011 12:25 am

    I’ve been living in Galway for years now and still I have yet to make it to some of the islands!
    Looks like great craic, I have to go soon!

    • October 10, 2011 2:22 pm

      Daniel you’d love it! So class we should all head out there sometime for a big get together!!

  3. October 10, 2011 11:56 pm

    Never been out but sounds and looks good!

  4. October 25, 2011 12:14 am

    Loved looking at your photos. The B&B looks great, and the scenery stunning.

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