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