Turbot Island

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Turbot
Native name:
Tairbeart, Inis Toirbirt
Turbot is located in island of Ireland
Turbot
Turbot
Geography
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates53°30′03″N 10°08′59″W / 53.50073°N 10.14984°W / 53.50073; -10.14984Coordinates: 53°30′03″N 10°08′59″W / 53.50073°N 10.14984°W / 53.50073; -10.14984
Area0.7389 km2 (0.2853 sq mi)[1]
Administration
ProvinceConnacht
CountyGalway
Demographics
Population0 (2011)

Turbot (Inis Toirbirt[1] or Tairbeart[2] in Irish) is a small island and a townland[1] of County Galway, in Ireland, also referred as Inishturbot[3] and Talbot Island.[4]

Geography[edit]

Location of the island between Aird Mhór Peninsula (fereground) and Inishturk (background)

Turbot Island lies off the Irish coast not faraway from Clifden and Cleggan. It is located South of Inishturk and West of Aird Mhór Peninsula. The easiest place to land on Turbot is the North side of the island, where most of the old houses are gathered. A road cuts Turbot from East to West.[5]

History[edit]

A small community used to live on Turbot, but the island was evacuated in 1978. Later some of the old buildings were transformed into holiday homes.[5]

Demographics[edit]

The table below shows data on Inisturk's population taken from Discover the Islands of Ireland (Alex Ritsema, Collins Press, 1999) and the Census of Ireland.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1841146—    
1851169+15.8%
1861191+13.0%
1871160−16.2%
1881158−1.2%
1891115−27.2%
1901129+12.2%
1911105−18.6%
YearPop.±%
1926108+2.9%
1936101−6.5%
1946100−1.0%
195189−11.0%
195697+9.0%
196180−17.5%
196673−8.8%
197165−11.0%
YearPop.±%
19797−89.2%
19811−85.7%
19860−100.0%
199100.00%
199600.00%
200200.00%
200600.00%
2011 00.00%
Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved October 12, 2016.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Turbot Island Townland, Co. Galway". www.townlands.ie. Irish Townlands. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  2. ^ "Tairbeart". Placenames Database of Ireland. Dublin City University. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ "A Guide to Beaches". www.connemara.net. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  4. ^ "Turbot island". www.tageo.com. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  5. ^ a b David Walsh (2004). Oileáin: a guide to the Irish islands. Pesda Press. p. 144.

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