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Inishbofin Walking Festival

The Inishbofin Walking Festival will take place on the Island of Inishbofin from Friday 20th May to Sunday 22nd May 2022.

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.

More info: Inishbofin Island Facebook

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Hourly Schedule


Festival 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
Step to the Shore Seaweed Discovery. Take in Inishbofin's glorious beaches and learn about the diverse seaweeds that grace the Inishbofin shorelines.
Breakfast will be served in The Beach Bar (included in walking pass)
10.30am - 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.
Live Music at the Doonmore Hotel End your evening sunset trek at the Doonmore Hotel where you can enjoy live traditional music and chill out after a day of exploring.


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.


20 - 22 May 2022


Inishbofin Island
Galway, Ireland


Inishbofin Island
+353 95 45989

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Kathleen Chase

    Good afternoon,
    Just returned from a fantastic visit to Ireland and were sad to realize that we could have gone across to your Inishbofin arts festival. Are there any dates scheduled yet for next year because my friend and I are going to return to visit Donegal, Inishbofin, Sligo and anywhere else that the car takes us to. Also do you have recommendations for a hotel on the island?
    Thank you so much

    1. Visit Galway

      Hi Kathleen,

      Sorry to hear you missed a visit to Inishbofin and the Arts Festival on the Island this time round. Hopefully you’ll both be able to make it to Ireland again next year. As for 2023 dates for the Inishbofin Arts Festival, these haven’t been released but typically the festival is usually on the second last or last weekend in May. It’s best to keep an eye on the Inishbofin Facebook Page for details on next years events. As for accommodation on the island, you can check out more information here: http://www.inishbofin.com/category/accommodation/

      Best Wishes,
      Visit Galway Team

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