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Inishbofin Walking Festival 2023

The 2023 Inishbofin Walking Festival will take place on the Island of Inishbofin from Friday 19th May to Sunday 21st May 2023.

The festival is a great chance to explore and experience the landscape, wildlife, history, and hospitality that the magical Inishbofin Island has to offer. Over the 3 days, participants will have a chance to learn more about the Island, it’s glorious beaches and diverse seaweeds, uncover it’s history and heritage, take in incredible views of neighboring islands such as Inishark, go Stargazing and much more. What’s more, you can find live music playing in the evenings to add to the incredible festival atmosphere on the Island.

Suitable for:

  • Adults who are physically fit and able to walk for longer periods of time over rough terrain.
  • People with an interest in adventure and hiking.

What to Bring:

  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Suitable walking shoes or boots with good grip
  • A small backpack with water and snacks.
  • If you have binoculars and a torch, organisers also recommend bringing them.

More info: Inishbofin Experiences

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Hourly Schedule


Kick-Off at the Inishbofin Community Centre. Participants can pick up their walking passes and learn more about the island. Tea, coffee, and refreshments will be available.


7.00am - 9.00am
Sunrise Step to the Shore: Watch the sunrise over Inishbofin’s glorious East End beaches and discover the diverse seaweeds and wildlife that grace the Inishbofin shorelines.
Breakfast will be served in The Beach Bar (included in walking pass)
11am - 3.00pm
Hike to the Fort: Enjoy a hike along Inishbofin’s south coast and discover the island’s 17th century Cromwellian Fort. Walk times are dependent on tides. If there are any changes, we will update you as soon as possible.
Sunset Spotting: Head for the hills to catch Inishbofin’s renowned sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Take in the views of our neighbouring island Inishark and learn about the history of the surrounding area as the sun fades over the west coast. Don’t forget to look up on your trek back to spot the stars and incredible night sky.


10.00am - 2.00pm
North Coast Walk: Get your packed lunch ready for this trek along the north coast of the Island. Explore the cliffs and sea formations while learning about our unique island history.


19 - 21 May 2023



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Inishbofin Island
Galway, Ireland


Inishbofin Island
+353 95 45989