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Inisboffin (And West Coast Islands)
 
# 1 : Thursday 12-6-2014 @ 20:51
 
 
Recently took a trip to Inishbofin, played a gig and stayed over night.

I was lovely, the ferry over really added to the sense of adventure.

Life on the island is just so different, some just drive around without any tax or insurance and pubs close whenever people go home.
Everyone helps everyone for no reason; when we were moving gear to and from the ferry and someone started lending a hand
"do you work on the ferry?"
"no I'm just seeing someone off"

If you're expecting a package from the dock and a neighbor sees it, they'll just naturally think to bring it with them and give it to you.
Bicycles with no locks.

In a sense it like my spiritual home, I wish everybody lived like the people on small islands live, I wouldn't even call it 'kindness', just practical and laid back and considerate.

A real eyeopener.
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# 2 : Thursday 12-6-2014 @ 23:46
 
 
I've been to the Aran islands and some of the islands off the West Cork coast (Sherkin and Clear Islands) and there is something very appealing about island life.

There's a coziness and camaraderie on islands that is very attractive.
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# 3 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 00:13
 
 
Someone said :
... and there is something very appealing about island life.

There's a coziness and camaraderie on islands that is very attractive.

You do know you live on an island, right?
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# 4 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 00:27
 
 
Yes, Island life is great as a tourist for a few days. I imagine a long winter in any of the aforementioned would change those rose tinted glasses.
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# 5 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 07:00
 
 
I have some family living there.
Mad place.
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# 6 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 07:30
 
 
yeah but... Are the islands gay friendly? I doubt it...
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# 7 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 08:09
 
 
Someone said :
Recently took a trip to Inishbofin, played a gig and stayed over night.

I was lovely, the ferry over really added to the sense of adventure.

Life on the island is just so different, some just drive around without any tax or insurance and pubs close whenever people go home.
Everyone helps everyone for no reason; when we were moving gear to and from the ferry and someone started lending a hand
"do you work on the ferry?"
"no I'm just seeing someone off"

If you're expecting a package from the dock and a neighbor sees it, they'll just naturally think to bring it with them and give it to you.
Bicycles with no locks.

In a sense it like my spiritual home, I wish everybody lived like the people on small islands live, I wouldn't even call it 'kindness', just practical and laid back and considerate.

A real eyeopener.

Then there is the view you would form if you were there on winter when the days at short and the storms more frequent than on the mainland...
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# 8 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 08:14
 
 
i wouldnt mind the storms if you got the day off work and you had someone nice to spend the day in bed with
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# 9 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 08:37
 
 
Someone said :
i wouldnt mind the storms if you got the day off work and you had someone nice to spend the day in bed with

"the day"? What on earth leads you to believe that a storm on an island on the Atlantic would last just a day?
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# 10 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 09:36
 
 
Someone said :
yeah but... Are the islands gay friendly? I doubt it...

No more or less than anywhere else.
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# 11 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 10:14
 
 
Know someone who lived on one of the west Cork islands. Said they would have turned into a roaring alcoholic if still there.During the winter, it was into the pub every single night. Beautiful in summer, though.
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# 12 : Thursday 29-10-2015 @ 13:20
 
 
There's a really good deal with aran island ferries which i'll do during the summer. Return ferry to Aran Mor and B&B for 50 euro pps from Galway!

Really good deal!
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# 13 : Thursday 29-10-2015 @ 14:26
 
 
The word boffin conjures up an image of a techie island. I recognise though it's only an Anglicisation. But is it techie would you say?
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# 14 : Friday 30-10-2015 @ 12:34
 
 
Do you know what it means? It's Irish for blonde or fair cow, Bo meaning cow and fin meaning fair
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# 15 : Friday 30-10-2015 @ 15:47
 
 
Who lives on these islands anyway? They are cold places in winter. I like big cities, plenty of shopping, cinemas and nice looking men around!!
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