By day sleepy Inishbofin is a haven of tranquillity. You can walk or bike its narrow, deserted lanes, green pastures and sandy beaches, with farm animals and seals for company. But with no gardaí on the island to enforce closing times at the pub, by night – you guessed it – Inishbofin has mighty fine craic.
Situated 9km offshore, Inishbofin is compact – 6km long by 3km wide – and its highest point is a mere 86m above sea level. Just off the northern beach is Lough Bó Finne, from which the island gets its name; bó finne means 'white cow'.