Rotten Island

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Rotten Island
Native name: An tOileán Bréan
Lighthouse on Rotten Island - geograph.org.uk - 1214797.jpg
The lighthouse
Rotten Island is located in island of Ireland
Rotten Island
Rotten Island
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 54°37′N 8°26′W / 54.617°N 8.433°W / 54.617; -8.433Coordinates: 54°37′N 8°26′W / 54.617°N 8.433°W / 54.617; -8.433
Administration
Province Ulster
County Donegal
Demographics
Population 0

Rotten Island (Irish: An tOileán Bréan) is a small island close to the entrance of Killybegs harbour, Donegal Bay, Ireland.

Features[edit]

Carntullagh Head and Rotten Island

Rotten Island lighthouse was established in 1838 and is still operational. It has a white conical masonry tower with a red gallery and is operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights.[1]


Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 11 —    
1851 8 −27.3%
1861 6 −25.0%
1871 0 −100.0%
1881 0 0.00%
1891 0 0.00%
1901 0 0.00%
1911 4 —    
Year Pop. ±%
1926 8 +100.0%
1936 3 −62.5%
1946 0 −100.0%
1951 3 —    
1956 2 −33.3%
1961 0 −100.0%
1966 0 0.00%
1971 0 0.00%
Year Pop. ±%
1979 0 0.00%
1981 0 0.00%
1986 0 0.00%
1991 0 0.00%
1996 0 0.00%
2002 0 0.00%
2006 0 0.00%
Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 

Other projects[edit]

Media related to Rotten Island at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rotten Island Lighthouse". Lighthouse Depot. Retrieved 2008-06-27.