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Inishbofin Field Trip
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 795 AD and long retained strong associations with Anglo-Saxon England. Located on the border between two powerful Gaelic maritime lordships, 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. Dozens of Bronze Age monuments mark its earlier history and will be visited during the trip. Its coastline boasts dramatic sea cliffs and caves and a rich variety of marine life.
Meeting at 11am at Cleggan Pier, return on 5pm ferry.
Booking in advance to 095 21379 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost €40 per person