Deenish Island

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Deenish Island
Native name: Duínis
Deenish Island off Derrynane - geograph.org.uk - 505900.jpg
Deenish Island's north shore from a yacht
Deenish Island is located in island of Ireland
Deenish Island
Deenish Island
Deenish Island (Ireland)
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 51°44′13″N 10°13′13″W / 51.7370°N 10.2203°W / 51.7370; -10.2203Coordinates: 51°44′13″N 10°13′13″W / 51.7370°N 10.2203°W / 51.7370; -10.2203
Area 0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Highest elevation 144 m (472 ft)
Administration
Province Munster
County Kerry
Demographics
Population 0 (2011)
Pop. density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)

Deenish Island (Irish: Duínis[1]) is an island of the Atlantic Ocean belonging to County Kerry, Ireland.

Geography[edit]

Deenish (left) and Scariff islands from the mainland

The island is 122 acres; its highest hill is at 144 m.[2] It's located in the Atlantic Ocean at around 1 km from Scariff Island[1] and 6.1 km from Hogs Head, on the mainland.[3]

History[edit]

In 1837 on Deenish (which at that time was called Dinish) resided three families who mainly lived on the cattle which grazed on the island.[4] 1911 census still reported six people living on the island.[1]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
184111—    
18518−27.3%
18617−12.5%
18717+0.0%
18817+0.0%
18919+28.6%
19019+0.0%
19114−55.6%
YearPop.±%
19264+0.0%
19368+100.0%
19466−25.0%
19515−16.7%
19566+20.0%
196110+66.7%
196614+40.0%
19716−57.1%
YearPop.±%
19795−16.7%
19816+20.0%
19866+0.0%
19915−16.7%
19960−100.0%
200200.00%
200600.00%
Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved October 12, 2016.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Duínis". St. Cronan's School. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Dunkerron Mountains Area - Deenish Island Hill". MountainViews. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "Traveling Luck for Hogs Head, Kerry, Ireland". travelingluck.com. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Samuel Lewis (1837). A TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF IRELAND. libraryireland.com. S. LEWIS & Co. Retrieved May 19, 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Deenish Island at Wikimedia Commons