Discover the magical island wilderness of Inishbofin, an offshore island along the Wild Atlantic Way, on this self-guided day trip from Galway. Flung out into the Atlantic Ocean and shaped by the sheer force of the sea, Inishbofin (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles off Galway’s north-west coast. The island is five by three miles long with five villages: West Quarter, Fawnmore, Middle Quarter, Cloonamore and Knock and is a remnant of life, long lost in other parts of Ireland. Explore the island and have lunch and a local beer over looking the harbour and Cromwells medieval castle.
• 12 hours
There are so many great ways to spend time at Knock Shrine. In addition to daily ceremonies, there are a great range of services and facilities available.Join a free daily Guided Tour of Knock Shrine grounds and become enthralled by the fascinating story of the Apparition of 1879 and discover more about the ordinary people who witnessed this miraculous event. Visit Knock Museum which tells the compelling story of the Apparition of 1879 (audio guides available in seven languages), take time to explore the quaint thatched cottage and artefacts on display. Take a while to explore the ‘Apparition Mosaic’ in the Basilica, the largest mosaic of its kind in Europe. The Mosaic is an enormous and impressive artwork contains over 1.5 million mosaic tiles. The mosaic depicts the Apparition scene and the ordinary villagers who witnessed the heavenly vision. A complimentary shuttle bus operates everyday throughout the pilgrimage season and can take you from A to B so you can fully explore Knock
• 2 days