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Inis Bo Finne - Oileán Gaeltachta

Tá Inis Bó Finne suite tuairim is dhá mhile amach ón chósta agus luionn se idir Mhachaire Rabhaartaigh agus Toraigh. Níl ach 300 acra talaimh ann.

De réir na sean scéalta, chonacthas bó fhionn nuair a nochtadh Inis Bó Finne den chéad uair. De réir na saineolaithe, tá muintearas idir an bhó fhionn seo agus Bóand, an bandia a thug a hainm d’abhainn na Bóinne. Bhí sí pósta le dia uisce, Neachtán, a bhfuil baint aige le Neptumus na Rómhánach.

Ní leir ca huair a chur daoine fúthu ar Inis Bó Finne den chéad uair, ach is cinnte go raibh daoine ina gcónaí I dToraigh agus in Inis Dubhthaigh (oileán beag idir Toraigh agus Inis Bó Finne) le linn Luaithré na Críostaíochta.

Is dócha gur chur manaigh fúthu in Inis Bó Finne fosta, nó ar a laghad gur úsáid said an talamh le barra a shaothrú nó le hainmnithe a chothú.

Inishbofin

Inisbofin is situated two miles off the north Donegal coast, the island has beautiful white sandy beaches and unusual cliffs and caves.

Inis Bó Finne – 'the island of the white cow' – is located three miles from the village of Fal Carrach (Falcarragh), or just two miles (a 10-minute boat trip) from the pier at Machaire Rabhartaigh (Magheraroarty).

Covering 300 acres (120ha), it is a small island of two halves connected by a narrow, sandy strip. The southern half of the island is fertile and was cultivated in the past in the traditional 'clachan and rundale' manner, which involved communal usage of scarce arable soil and cattle pasture. The ancient field boundaries are still in place, though the fields have reverted to grassland, providing the corncrakes and geese with their essential habitat.