Escape to Inishbofin Island
Get away from it all on this island off Co Galway – less busy than the Aran Islands, it's a great place to unwind with some walking or cycling, with lots of remote beaches and historic ruins to explore. The are plenty of stories too – the ruined castle at the harbour was occupied by pirates in the 16th century and there are also remains of a 7th century monastery with a church, graveyard and holy well. Ferries go from Cleggan in Connemara.
By Yvonne Gordon, AFAR Local Expert
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