Four weddings per month in Inishbofin

Inishbofin is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. Off the coast of Connemara, in County Galway, Inishbofin has been inhabited for over 6,000 years and is now becoming a chosen wedding destination for Irish couples.


This June alone, Inishbofin – ‘the island of the white cow’, hosted four weddings, bringing up to 15 the number of ceremonies celebrated in the island so far in 2007.


Inishbofin, destination of pirates and monks over the centuries, has now become a wedding venue for couples wishing to tie the knot and start their married surrounded by the rolling hills, white sandy beaches and amazing scenery of Inishbofin.


This new wedding trend is taking new life to the island as well as some business to the local hotels and just over 200 islanders, with some weddings bringing up to 200 guests to the island.


According to the legend, the island was named after a white cow seen in the sea centuries ago when the island was lost under a shroud of fog. Today, the Heritage Museum relates the history of this pretty island, 6kms long but with miles of history and archaeological remains, from Iron Age forts to early Christian and medieval monastic remains.


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