Cleggan Pier

Inisbofin lies half an hour from the mainland, but the ferry — subsidised by the Irish government to provide the islanders with a connection to the shore — only sails on clear, calm days.

The population of the island swells a little during the summer, when many tourists and holidaymakers visit it. In the winter, however, the number of people living here sinks to little over 100 people, and the few small hotels and restaurants on the island close their doors against the wind.