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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
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Area 0.50 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Administration
Province Ulster
County Donegal

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

Geography

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

History

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

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 37 —    
1851 18 −51.4%
1861 47 +161.1%
1871 44 −6.4%
1881 11 −75.0%
1891 5 −54.5%
1901 6 +20.0%
1911 9 +50.0%
Year Pop. ±%
1926 12 +33.3%
1936 7 −41.7%
1946 6 −14.3%
1951 4 −33.3%
1956 2 −50.0%
1961 3 +50.0%
1966 0 −100.0%
1971 0 0.00%
Year Pop. ±%
1979 0 0.00%
1981 0 0.00%
1986 0 0.00%
1991 0 0.00%
1996 0 0.00%
2002 0 0.00%
2006 0 0.00%
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