Inchydoney

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Coordinates: 51°36′07″N 8°52′34″W / 51.602°N 8.876°W / 51.602; -8.876

Inchydoney
Native name: Inse Duine
Inchydoney Island, Beach - geograph.org.uk - 12769.jpg
Inchydoney Island Beach
Inchydoney is located in island of Ireland
Inchydoney
Inchydoney
Location in Ireland
Geography
Location Clonakilty Harbour
Coordinates 51°36′07″N 8°52′34″W / 51.60194°N 8.87611°W / 51.60194; -8.87611
Administration
County County Cork
Demographics
Ethnic groups Irish

Inchydoney (from Irish: Inse Duine)[1] (often misspelled Inchadoney [2]) is a small island, long connected to the mainland by two causeways, in West Cork, Ireland. The nearest town is Clonakilty. It has a Blue Flag beach.[3]

History[edit]

In 1584, the island, having been escheated to the Crown, was granted by Queen Elizabeth I of England to the Church of Ireland Bishop of Ross. After the Battle of Clonakilty in 1642, 600 of the Irish forces fled towards the island to take refuge; but with the tide setting in at the time, they all drowned before they could reach it.[3]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 235 —    
1851 136 −42.1%
1861 101 −25.7%
1871 79 −21.8%
1881 85 +7.6%
1891 45 −47.1%
1901 37 −17.8%
1911 36 −2.7%
Year Pop. ±%
1926 53 +47.2%
1936 64 +20.8%
1946 73 +14.1%
1951 62 −15.1%
1956 62 +0.0%
1961 63 +1.6%
1966 65 +3.2%
1971 59 −9.2%
Year Pop. ±%
1979 114 +93.2%
1981 89 −21.9%
1986 106 +19.1%
1991 109 +2.8%
1996 102 −6.4%
2002 134 +31.4%
2006 193 +44.0%
Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 

Tourism[edit]

Inchydoney is a popular tourist destination. There are two beaches, one either side of the Virgin Mary headland. In Summer there is a lifeguard station on the headland for three months.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b "Inchydoney, West Cork". Inchydoney.net. Retrieved 2007-09-17. 

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