Inishbofin Summer School
01 July 2013 - 05 July 2013
Inishbofin Summer School 2013 is a weeklong exploration of the wonderful island of Inishbofin in the company of a multi-disciplined team that includes botanists, artists, marine biologists, musicians and archaeologists. Inishbofin is a magical island of the west coast of Conamara. It has a wonderful variety of habitats from bog land to meadow to mountain to sea shore. The island itself has a population of approx. 200, and is roughly 5 miles long and 3 miles wide. Bofin has a long history of occupation with several prehistoric sites; an early Christian monastery and a star shaped fort dating to the 17th century. Its people are warm and welcoming and are famous for their music and the Inishbofin Ceile Band is known throughout the country. During the summer school, day time is spent out and about exploring and in the evening, gather for concerts, sean nos dance workshops, poetry readings and night time safaris, all wrapped in the best of traditional music. The team will include marine biologist Dave McGrath, artist/ecologist Gordon D'arcy, archaeologist Michael Gibbons, ecologists Steven & Eugenie McCormac, geologist Eoin McGrath, marine biologist Cilian Roden and musician Mary Staunton a well-known box player. The island has excellent accommodation with hotels, B&Bs, a hostel and also houses to rent. The ferry sails to the island daily from Cleggan. There are excellent beaches and bikes to hire so if you want an exhilarating fun filled week then why not come along?
Address: Inishbofin Island, Inishbofin, Co Galway, Republic Of Ireland