March 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Co. Galway

St Patrick’s Weekend, March 17-19, 2018
Archaeological & Historical Field Trips

Sunday March 18th 2018 – Inishbofin Island Field Trip
Meeting at 11am at Cleggan Pier, return on 4pm ferry, €40pp

Inishbofin was first mentioned by the Venerable Bede in the early 8th century, as a refuge for Northumbrian Monks. It was raided by the Vikings in 795AD and long retained strong associations with Anglo-Saxon England.
Located on the border between the two powerful Gaelic maritime lordships of the O’Malleys and the O’Flahertys, Inishbofin has a turbulent history. It was the last Gaelic stronghold to fall to Cromwell and subsequently had strong links with 17th century France and 18th century America. It has an earlier history with dozens of Bronze Age monuments, which we will see during our Field Trip. Its fragmented coastline boasts dramatic sea cliffs and sea caves and is home to a rich variety of marine life.

Booking in Advance Only to Michael Gibbons, Clifden. 095 21379 or [email protected]
All walkers must have walking boots, outdoor gear and a packed lunch. Tea/Coffee stops en-route.