Dorinish

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Dorinish
Native name: Deoirinis
Dorinish is located in island of Ireland
Dorinish
Dorinish
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean (Clew Bay)
Coordinates 53°48′44.68″N 9°40′17.65″W / 53.8124111°N 9.6715694°W / 53.8124111; -9.6715694Coordinates: 53°48′44.68″N 9°40′17.65″W / 53.8124111°N 9.6715694°W / 53.8124111; -9.6715694
Administration
Province Connacht
County Mayo
Demographics
Population 0

Dorinish (Irish: Deoirinis) is an uninhabited island in Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland.

History[edit]

Artists on Dorinish island, summer 2001
Map of Dorinish Island

The island was previously owned by John Lennon, who purchased the island in 1967 for £1,700. Previously used by sailing ships for its stones, the island became a place of peace for Lennon and his family. After his divorce from wife Cynthia, the island went unused until Lennon invited "King of the Hippies" Sid Rawle to establish a commune on the island in 1970. For the next two years, a group of 25 hippies called Dorinish home. In 1972 a fire burned down the island's supply tent and the commune disbanded. After Lennon's death, Yoko Ono sold the island for nearly £30,000 and donated the proceeds to an Irish orphanage. Dorinish is now used as a grazing site for livestock and is sometimes visited by enthusiastic Beatles fans. An artists' summer school "Aerial Blue" was held on the island in July 2011.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 13 —    
1851 0 −100.0%
1861 0 +nan%
1871 15 +inf%
1881 14 −6.7%
1891 6 −57.1%
1901 0 −100.0%
1911 0 +nan%
Year Pop. ±%
1926 0 +nan%
1936 0 +nan%
1946 0 +nan%
1951 0 +nan%
1956 0 +nan%
1961 0 +nan%
1966 0 +nan%
1971 1 +inf%
Year Pop. ±%
1979 5 +400.0%
1981 0 −100.0%
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. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aerial Blue Island Residency, Ireland (Deadline: June 2, 2011)". Residency Unlimited. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 

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