I spent a day on Inishbofin this week, traveling there by ferry from the dock at Cleggan. Inishbofin or Inis Bo Finne means "Island of the White Cow" which links the island to Boann, a member of the Celtic pantheon, the Tuatha Dé Danann. Boann is a fertility goddess associated with the River Boyne.
The day was absolute perfection, made even more wonderful by the unrelenting rain and storms of the past two weeks. I spent several hours exploring the island on foot -- had a long conversation with a woman who was sitting on the stone wall in front of her cottage, came upon a large sapphire watered lake filled with swans, collected sea glass on a small rock beach.