Gorumna

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Gorumna
Native name: Garmna
Quay at south end of Garmna (Gorumna) island - geograph.org.uk - 1249945.jpg
Droim Quay at south end of Garmna
Gorumna is located in island of Ireland
Gorumna
Gorumna
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 53°15′N 9°41′W / 53.25°N 9.68°W / 53.25; -9.68Coordinates: 53°15′N 9°41′W / 53.25°N 9.68°W / 53.25; -9.68
Administration
Province Connacht
County Galway
Demographics
Population 1055 (2011)
Garmna island church

Gorumna (Irish language: Garmna) is an island on the west coast of Ireland, forming part of County Galway.

Geography[edit]

Gorumna Island is linked with the mainland through the Béal an Daingin Bridge. Gorumna properly consists of three individual islands in close proximity, Lettermullen, Tír an Fhia and Lettermore.

Demographics[edit]

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

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 1,910 —    
1851 1,064 −44.3%
1861 1,109 +4.2%
1871 1,417 +27.8%
1881 1,798 +26.9%
1891 1,706 −5.1%
1901 1,620 −5.0%
1911 1,540 −4.9%
Year Pop. ±%
1926 1,451 −5.8%
1936 1,363 −6.1%
1946 1,418 +4.0%
1951 1,440 +1.6%
1956 1,412 −1.9%
1961 1,334 −5.5%
1966 1,211 −9.2%
1971 1,108 −8.5%
Year Pop. ±%
1979 1,122 +1.3%
1981 1,120 −0.2%
1986 1,080 −3.6%
1991 1,082 +0.2%
1996 1,057 −2.3%
2002 1,015 −4.0%
2006 1,010 −0.5%
2011 1,055 +4.5%
Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 

References[edit]

Other projects[edit]

Media related to Gorumna Island at Wikimedia Commons