A magical island holiday!
This cosy modern cottage, consisting of two separate rentable 2-bedroom units, is on the western island of Inishbofin, located in the Atlantic Ocean off Conemara, Galway. The cottage is right beside the Dolphin Hotel, 10 minutes walk from the pub/shop/harbour. 10 minutes walk to the East End beaches, Duach, Rusheen, Horseshoe Bay. Free Wi-Fi. BBQ facilities. Welcome Folder. Books of island interest.
Inis Bó Finne (Island of the White Cow), 5 miles long by 3 miles wide, is located 7 miles off the coast from Cleggan village, and serviced by 3 daily ferry sailings.
It is steeped in history and heritage. There is a wonderful natural harbour, characterized by the 16th Century star-shaped fort - Cromwell's Barracks.
With altogether less than 180 residents, the island is renowned for its lively traditional Irish music. A paradise for bird-watchers, artists, environmentalists.
FURTHER DETAILS INDOORS:
The apartments rent as separate units. For the 2015 season, the ground-floor apartment only is now available.
Gable entrance. Hallway. Two bedrooms, each with 2 single beds. Kitchen-sitting room with flat-screen TV for Dvds; bathroom with instant electric shower and hot-press. Storage heaters. Wooden floors and ceilings throughout. Very well furnished and equipped.
We also provide a selection of books, maps, DVDs, jigsaws and playing cards.
A Welcome Folder has lots of information about the island and activities, important phone numbers and so on.
FURTHER DETAILS OUTDOORS:
There is a patio area with garden furniture facing the sun. There is a gas BBQ unit with utensils & propane gas bottles. Alternatively, we can purchase disposable charcoal trays on your behalf, to start you off.
Sea and country views. Recently-planted Biomass willow bed.
The cottage is situated on its own ground: 1 acre of bogland with a steep hill up the back. You can climb up a bit and sit above, and enjoy a fabulous panoramic view of the island, the boat coming in, High Island in the distance, even weather fronts approaching!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||17:00|
|Check out time:||12:00|
|Nearest beach||East End: Duach Beach, Rusheen Beach and Horseshoe Bay 750 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The island is located 7 miles off the coast of Conemara, Co Galway.
Inishbofin is one of the few places in Ireland where a Blowhole can be seen. Sea stacks can be viewed at the Stags of Inishbofin. There are five villages: West Quarter, Fawnmore, Middle Quarter, Cloonamore and Knock. The beaches all around the island are really beautiful, unpolluted and a great attraction also for divers. The island attracts ecologists, bird-watchers, archaelogists, artists, writers.
THINGS TO DO ON THE ISLAND:
Angling; shore fishing; hill climbing, swimming classes in July and August, snorkelling, diving; hire of hall at community centre for badminton, volleyball, table-tennis, indoor football etc; trips to Inishark, Inishturk and Clare Island can be arranged; also guided walks; football pitch; seal colony; bird watching (many rare birds including the corncrake); blow-holes & sea stacks; Leo Hallisey's Summer School of Ecology every July; Arts Festival every May; Food Festival in October, 10k organised runs, music concerts; lively pubs!
• Restaurants at the 3 hotels and the pub. 1 coffee shop (The Galley, East End)
• Heritage museum and craft shop at the old pier.
• Community Centre: tourist information, library, gym, internet café, hall hire
• Weekly country market: organic vegetables and home-baking
• Shop and Post office
• Resident Nurse – a doctor visits island on Wednesdays
• Massage & Beauty Treatments
* Seaweed Spa
• Boat hire for sea angling
• Cargo Ferry Service
* Bicycle Hire
* Local taxi and minibus hire
* Walking tours and off-road jeep tours
Inishbofin Island is well-known for sessions in the pubs, and the local musicians are always delighted to welcome visiting musicians. There are great concerts on Tuesday nights at the Dolphin Hotel, featuring some of the best well-known Irish singers & musicians. Sessions start up at any time of the day, depending on who is around with a fiddle or flute or voice!
“We had a truly fantastic holiday, the best yet with long days at the beach, long walks, nice food and smashing accomodation of course. We will be sure to return.” Grainne Cantwell, July 2014