Inishbofin, County Galway

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Inishbofin (derived from the Irish Inis Bó Finne meaning 'Island of the White Cow') is a small island off the coast of Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.wikipedia
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Inishark

Inishshark
It is separated by a narrow channel from Inishark (Shark island).
Inishark or Inishshark, sometimes called Shark Island, is a small island neighbouring the larger Inishbofin in County Galway, Ireland.

County Galway

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Inishbofin (derived from the Irish Inis Bó Finne meaning 'Island of the White Cow') is a small island off the coast of Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.
The county includes a number of inhabited islands, such as the Oileáin Árann (Aran Islands) and Inis Bó Fine (Inishbofin).

Connemara

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Inishbofin (derived from the Irish Inis Bó Finne meaning 'Island of the White Cow') is a small island off the coast of Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.
Of the numerous islands off the coast of Connemara, Inishbofin is the largest; other islands include Omey, Inishark, High Island, Friars Island, Feenish and Maínis.

Guairim of Inisbofin

According to some accounts, Guairim of Inisbofin was the ruler of the island when Colmán came here.
Guairim of Inisbofin, chief of Inishbofin, Galway, fl. 7th century.

Cleggan Bay

Inishbofin lies around 8 km off the Connemara coast opposite of Ballinakill Harbour and Cleggan Bay.
Nine men from Inishbofin and other men from County Mayo were also lost.

Colmán of Lindisfarne

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Around 665, Saint Colmán founded a monastery on Inishbofin.
From Iona he sailed for Ireland, settling at Inishbofin in 668 AD where he founded a monastery, the School of Mayo.

Alonzo Bosco

In the 16th century, according to local tradition, a Spanish pirate or Barbary corsair named Alonzo Bosco built a stronghold on Port Island, where the Cromwellian fort stands today.
Don Alonzo Bosco was a 16th-century Barbary corsair or Spanish pirate who, according to folk tradition on Inishbofin, Galway, settled on the island in the 16th century and built a castle where a Cromwellian-era ruined castle now stands.

Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine

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In the years of war following the Irish rebellion of 1641, the island was an important staging posts for arms deliveries to the Irish Catholic rebels and their allies, the Royalists, from the Duke of Lorraine.
In the summer of 1652, a number of ships sent by Charles arrived at Inishbofin island with supplies, one of the last strongholds of the Irish.

John Reynolds (Roundhead)

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In early 1653, Cromwellian warships threatened to bombard the island and Inishbofin surrendered on 14 February to Sir John Reynolds.
In 1653 the Aran Islands (15 January) and Inishbofin (14 February) surrendered to him.

Rory O'Moore

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According to some accounts, after Galway had fallen in 1652, Rory O'Moore, one of the initiators of the 1641 rebellion fled to Inishbofin, where he lived in a cave.
Others say that he fled to the island of Inishbofin, County Galway after Galway city fell in 1652.

Cleggan

Cleggan Bay
Inishbofin can be reached by ferry from the pier in Cleggan.
Ferries leave the pier daily for Inishbofin (Galway), and there is also a ferry to Inishturk.

Grace O'Malley

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"Don" Bosco was supposed to have been an ally of Gráinne O'Malley, chieftain of the O'Malley clan and 'Ireland's pirate queen'.

King's Orange Rangers

In 1779, a British ship carrying officers and new recruits of the 84th Regiment of Foot and the King's Orange Rangers, diverted from their planned course from Newfoundland to New York City during the American War of Independence, was blown off course and wrecked at Inishbofin (Royal Oak Cove).
On January 27, 1780, their vessel was wrecked on Bophin Island, Galway; 56 men died on passage or were drowned, while the survivors made their way to Halifax by the middle of that year.

Leo of Inis Airc

Inishark lies south-west of Inishbofin, Galway and was inhabited up to 1960.

Scaithin

Scaithin was the builder of an oratory on Inishbofin, Galway, used into the 20th century as a children's burial ground.

Deborah Tall

The island served as the setting for Deborah Tall's 1987 book, The Island of the White Cow.
They spent five years on the island of Inishbofin, off the west coast of Ireland.

Irish language

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Inishbofin (derived from the Irish Inis Bó Finne meaning 'Island of the White Cow') is a small island off the coast of Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.

Republic of Ireland

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Inishbofin (derived from the Irish Inis Bó Finne meaning 'Island of the White Cow') is a small island off the coast of Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.

Ballinakill

Ballynakill
Inishbofin lies around 8 km off the Connemara coast opposite of Ballinakill Harbour and Cleggan Bay.

Corn crake

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Much of the island is a Special Area of Conservation (due to the presence of corn crakes and seals).

Earless seal

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Much of the island is a Special Area of Conservation (due to the presence of corn crakes and seals).

Mesolithic

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There is no evidence of a Mesolithic, and only circumstantial evidence of a significant Neolithic presence.

Neolithic

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There is no evidence of a Mesolithic, and only circumstantial evidence of a significant Neolithic presence.

Bronze Age

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Although there are pre-historic field systems, their age has not been definitely established and could be anywhere between Bronze Age and early Medieval.

Middle Ages

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Although there are pre-historic field systems, their age has not been definitely established and could be anywhere between Bronze Age and early Medieval.