Canon Island

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Canon Island
Canon Island is located in island of Ireland
Canon Island
Canon Island
Geography
Location River Shannon
Coordinates 52°40′N 9°03′W / 52.667°N 9.050°W / 52.667; -9.050Coordinates: 52°40′N 9°03′W / 52.667°N 9.050°W / 52.667; -9.050
Administration
Province Munster
County Clare
Demographics
Population 0

Canon Island (Inis na Canánach in Irish) is an island situated in the River Shannon, about 2.5 km (1.6 mi) east of the village of Kildysart, County Clare in Ireland and about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from the shore on the mainland.

The island is home to the ruins of Canon Island Abbey, an Augustinian monastery built in the late 12th century.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 54 —    
1851 37 −31.5%
1861 39 +5.4%
1871 39 +0.0%
1881 30 −23.1%
1891 24 −20.0%
1901 24 +0.0%
1911 20 −16.7%
Year Pop. ±%
1926 18 −10.0%
1936 12 −33.3%
1946 9 −25.0%
1951 7 −22.2%
1956 6 −14.3%
1961 5 −16.7%
1966 4 −20.0%
1971 5 +25.0%
Year Pop. ±%
1979 0 −100.0%
1981 0 +nan%
1986 0 +nan%
1991 0 +nan%
1996 0 +nan%
2002 0 +nan%
2006 0 +nan%
Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 

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