Inishbofin as seen from Machaire Rabhartaigh, with Tory Island visible in the distance, October 2011.
Inishbofin as seen from Toraigh
It is a 120-hectare (300 acre) land mass long known as a fishing and farming village, a place where generations of inhabitants have spoken Irish. The current population numbers about 36. There are no pubs or shops on the island. There is a boat service to and from it but no regular ferry.
It is the largest of a small group of islands; the others, Inis Dúiche and Inis Beag, lie to the north and are uninhabited.