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Collanmore Island
Native name:
Collainn Mhó
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Administration
Province Connacht
County Mayo
Demographics
Population 4 (2011)

Collanmore Island (from Irish: Collainn Mhór) is an island in Clew Bay, County Mayo, Ireland.

Features

One of the bigger islands in the bay, Collanmore was a base of Les Glénans, a non-profit sailing school. The base taught dinghy and catamaran sailing and sail-boarding. From Collanmore there are views of Croagh Patrick and the bay. It is accessed by boat from Rosmoney pier, a few kilometres from Westport, County Mayo. In 2011 there were 4 registered inhabitants of Collanmore Island.

Demographics

The table below reports data on Collanmore's population taken from Discover the Islands of Ireland (Alex Ritsema, Collins Press, 1999) and the Census of Ireland.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 213 —    
1851 215 +0.9%
1861 63 −70.7%
1871 53 −15.9%
1881 59 +11.3%
1891 69 +16.9%
1901 59 −14.5%
1911 39 −33.9%
Year Pop. ±%
1926 21 −46.2%
1936 25 +19.0%
1946 17 −32.0%
1951 19 +11.8%
1956 15 −21.1%
1961 6 −60.0%
1966 0 −100.0%
1971 0 0.00%
Year Pop. ±%
1979 0 0.00%
1981 0 0.00%
1986 0 0.00%
1991 5 —    
1996 0 −100.0%
2002 3 —    
2006 18 +500.0%
2011 4 −77.8%
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