Lettermullan

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Lettermullen
Leitir Mealláin
Village
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Lettermullan is located in Ireland
Lettermullan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°14′38″N 9°43′34″W / 53.244°N 9.726°W / 53.244; -9.726Coordinates: 53°14′38″N 9°43′34″W / 53.244°N 9.726°W / 53.244; -9.726
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Rural 219
Irish Grid Reference L848522

Lettermullan, (Irish: Leitir Mealláin, meaning "Mealláin's rough hillside" or possibly "the hill with the mill"), is a small island and village on the coast of Connemara in County Galway, Ireland. It is about 36 miles west of Galway city, at the far western end of Galway Bay, Lettermullen is the westernmost of three islands; Lettermullen, Gorumna and Lettermore, along with smaller islands collectively known as Ceantar na nOileán connected to the mainland by bridges and causeways.[1]

Lettermullen is part of the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking region) and Irish is the language most commonly spoken. Accordingly, its official name is Leitir Mealláin.

Lettermullen is connected to the islands of Dinish, Furnish, Inisherk and An Crappagh.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 587 —    
1851 383 −34.8%
1861 433 +13.1%
1871 497 +14.8%
1881 626 +26.0%
1891 549 −12.3%
1901 533 −2.9%
1911 460 −13.7%
Year Pop. ±%
1926 346 −24.8%
1936 335 −3.2%
1946 329 −1.8%
1951 320 −2.7%
1956 315 −1.6%
1961 280 −11.1%
1966 245 −12.5%
1971 221 −9.8%
Year Pop. ±%
1979 216 −2.3%
1981 218 +0.9%
1986 211 −3.2%
1991 196 −7.1%
1996 204 +4.1%
2002 219 +7.4%
2006 213 −2.7%
Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 

Famous people born on Lettermullen[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Tim (1985). Mapping South Connemara. Folding Landscapes. ISBN 978-0950400235.