Video: Inishbofin island, Co Galway

"A rare mix of peace and tranquillity and a busy social and artistic scene"


Mon, May 20, 2013, 01:00

“A beautiful island off the northwest coast of Co Galway with several wide sandy beaches and rich archaeology. Inishbofin has that rare mix of peace and tranquillity, a fragile environment, and a busy social and artistic scene for those who seek it out.

“Within minutes of disembarking from a busy ferry, people of all ages and nationalities melt into the landscape. Inishbofin’s economy relies very heavily on visitors, but there is a natural warmth.”

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Inishbofin was nominated by Hugh McMahon. Video directed by Albert Hooi and Philip White. Edited by Mark O'Toole. Music by The Depravations (‘I Get Lost’) -

The winning place will be announced in The Irish Times on Monday 27th May.

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