Shore Excursion: Full-day Connemara And Inishbofin Island Tour From Galway

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  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Seán Duggan Centre, Fairgreen Rd, Gaillimh, Ireland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the magical island wilderness of Inishbofin, an offshore island alongthe Wild Atlantic Way, on this self-guided day trip from Galway. Flung out into the Atlantic Ocean and shaped by the sheer force of the sea, Inishbofin (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles off Galways north-west coast. The island is five by three miles long with five villages: West Quarter, Fawnmore, Middle Quarter, Cloonamore and Knockand is aremnant of life, long lost in other parts of Ireland.

Highlights

Close encounter with friendly dolphins

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Family friendly

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Lunch included

Perfect for all ages and skill level

Know More about this tour

Inishbofin has numerous offerings, such as many species of birds, historical sites, white beaches, swimming, hill walks and shore angling. Itis also a centre for traditional Irish music and song with its own Ceil band.

Hop on the public bus (transport cost included in this package) in the morning thatdeparts central Galway city to Cleggan. Traveling through Connemara through Oughterard village, then pastthe famous Quiet man bridge, through Connemara's capital Clifden and on to the fishing village of Cleggan to catch the ferry at the pier.

Then, arrive in Cleggan and explore the village before making your way to the ferry and discovering the island time capsule that is Inishbofin. Punctuated by historical sites, wild rugged landscapes, the geology and natural history of the region are in a class of its own. Inis Bo Finne (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles (11 km) off Galways north-west coast. The island is five by three miles (4.8 km) long and the main activities on the island today are tourism, farming and fishing. There are five villages: West Quarter, Fawnmore, Middle Quarter, Cloonamore and Knock.

Depart for Inishbofin by ferry. The island was inhabited as far back as 8000-4000 B.C. The first documented history of the island dates from early Christian times. Sailing into the harbour you will see Cromwells 16th Century Barracks, which was used as a prison for catholic priests from all over the country after the English Statute of 1585 declared them guilty of high treason.

At midday you will arrive on Inishbofin. Explore this fascinating island and have lunch at a local restaurant/pub. For lunch it's recommended you have the dressed crab sandwich and a local craft beer, all containing local ingredients. Other tasty options are also available.Several safe sandy beaches strewn with shells and with crystal clear water make stand up paddling, swimming and snorkeling a joy. The islands waters make for spectacular diving.Inishbofin is a breeding area for many species of birds. For the adventurous there are hill walks and excellent shore angling. Inishbofin is a centre for traditional Irish music and song with its own Ceil band.

Depart from Inishbofin Island by ferry. This is the last ferry of the day so please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before departure!

Approximately 45 minutes later you arrive in Cleggan and depart for return journey to Galway city by public bus. Ten minutes from Clifden you will pass Ballynahinch Castle one of Granuailes (famous pirate queen) on an island in Ballynahinch Lough. On the remaining journey you will travel through the wilds of Connemara and pass by the Maamturk and Twelve Ben mountain ranges.

You will arrive back in Galway city centre at approx. 8pm to finish off the day.

Inclusions

Return transportation by public bus from Galway city

Light lunch

Round-trip ferry to Inishbofin Island

Exclusions

Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

IMPORTANT: A voucher and bus ticket will be supplied after booking with departure times, departure point, directions and details. Please print out and bring with you to validate

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund