Location:  Inishbofin Island

                 County Galway, Ireland

Contact:   Kieran Day and

                 Theresa Ryan

Open:  April through September

Getting To The Island:

Travelling from Galway, take the N59 through Moycullen and Oughterhard on to Clifden.  Turn right in Clifden to continue on the N59 towards Leenane

and take a left turn for Cleggan.

From Castlebar, take the N5 to Westport and then the N59 to Leenane.  Turn right before Clifden for Cleggan.

Michael Nee’s private bus company (+353 95 51082) runs an inexpensive

daily service from Galway and Clifden to

Cleggan during the summer months. 

The bus leaves Galway at 12:00 from the Foster Street bus park, and meets the 14:00 ferry from Cleggan in the summertime.  Bus Eireann has scheduled runs daily from Galway-contact +353 91 562000 for more details.

All ferries to Inishbofin depart from the Cleggan pier, and the journey takes

approximately 30 minutes. 

On Inishbofin, turn right at the end of

the pier.  The hostel is situated 700

metres from the pier on the road to the east village.

Phone:     353 95 45855

Email:     inishbofinhostel@eircom.net

Web site:  


-dorm room:    15 euros per person

-private room:  18-20 euros per

                         person sharing

-camping:         8 euros per person


-The Inishbofin Hostel building was

originally a traditional farmhouse which

was converted into a modern hostel, yet

retaining all the character and charm of 

the old building.

-thirty-eight beds with duvets provided

-linen can be rented

-full self-catering kitchen facilities

-central heating

-free showers

-small dorms-eight beds

-private rooms

-family rooms

-large conservatory/winter garden

-sitting room with solid fuel stove

-public international dial telephone

-large dining area

-garden with picnic tables


-camping area

-washing and drying facilities

-bicycle shed

Things To Do

-walk to various historic sites

-visit the Abbey ruins

-visit sand dunes

-visit Inishbofin Heritage Center

-listen to traditional music at

the pub

-visit one of the four restaurants

-visit the Community Centre

-walk to Cromwell’s Castle

-swim at one of the sandy beaches

-go fishing

-walk several of the trails

-bring or rent a bicycle and explore

the island

-visit Inishturk and Inishshark Islands

-enjoy the various species of birds

-explore the various villages on the


-enjoy watching the seals

-listen to the corncrake

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