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Inishbofin: An Atlantic adventure that defies comparison with other islands

Inishbofin defies comparison with other islands, writes Conor Power - from wild Atlantic landscapes to a unique warmth and charm

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Doonmore, Inishbofin. Photo: Conor Power

Doonmore, Inishbofin. Photo: Conor Power

Biking on the island

Biking on the island

Cromwell’s Fort

Cromwell’s Fort

Conor Power at Innishwallah

Conor Power at Innishwallah

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Doonmore, Inishbofin. Photo: Conor Power

I love sea trips. Particularly ones that end at the pier of an offshore island. There's a stillness and timelessness about islands that washes gently over you as soon as you step ashore.

Whenever I asked people about Inishbofin, I found their answers were always a bit intriguing. They didn't use superlatives such as "fantastic", "unbelievable" or "amazing", but everyone I asked had nothing but warm memories of their time on 'Bofin', with some citing it as their favourite offshore island.

That whetted my appetite. As soon as the weather broke into summer mode, I was Bofin-bound.