Inishcoo

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Inishcoo
Native name:
Inis Cú
Channel marker at NW end of Inishcoo Island - geograph.org.uk - 1164520.jpg
View of the NW end of Inishcoo
Inishcoo is located in island of Ireland
Inishcoo
Inishcoo
Geography
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates54°59′13″N 8°27′50″W / 54.98694°N 8.46389°W / 54.98694; -8.46389Coordinates: 54°59′13″N 8°27′50″W / 54.98694°N 8.46389°W / 54.98694; -8.46389
Area0.50 km2 (0.19 sq mi)[1]
Administration
ProvinceUlster
CountyDonegal

Inishcoo (Irish: Inis Cú)[2] is a small island and a townland[1] off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland. The closest town on the mainland is Burtonport.

Geography[edit]

The island is located around 1.5 km East of Arranmore and South-West of the small island of Eighter. A foothbridge connects the two islets, both known for pleasant sandbeaches.[3] The inner part of Inishcoo is mainly rocky (granite) and bears a small lake.[4]

History[edit]

A small community used to live on Inishcoo in the first part of the 20th century.[5][6] Some of the old houses are used as holiday homes; the biggest is a former coast-guard building in the sout-western part of the island.[4]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
184137—    
185118−51.4%
186147+161.1%
187144−6.4%
188111−75.0%
18915−54.5%
19016+20.0%
19119+50.0%
YearPop.±%
192612+33.3%
19367−41.7%
19466−14.3%
19514−33.3%
19562−50.0%
19613+50.0%
19660−100.0%
197100.00%
YearPop.±%
197900.00%
198100.00%
198600.00%
199100.00%
199600.00%
200200.00%
200600.00%
Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved October 12, 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Inishcoo Townland, Co. Donegal". www.townlands.ie. Cóipcheart Townlands.ie. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Inis Cú". Placenames Database of Ireland. Dublin City University. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "The house". www.inishcoo.com. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  4. ^ a b David Walsh (2004). Oileáin: a guide to the Irish islands. Pesda Press. pp. 187–188. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  5. ^ Lindel Buckley. "1901 Census Inishcoo Island, Templecrone". Donegal Genealogy Resources. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Lindel Buckley. "1911 Census Inishcoo Island, Templecrone". Donegal Genealogy Resources. Retrieved April 12, 2016.

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See also[edit]

Media related to Inishcoo at Wikimedia Commons