Dorinish Island, Clew Bay, Westport, Co Mayo
- Country House For Sale
The beautiful and spectacularly located Dorinish Island is one of the most westerly of Clew Bay's reputed 365 islands. The island provides the most exceptional views from every aspect. To the west is the dramatic silhouette of Clare Island with the Atlantic Ocean extending beyond, to the north are Inishgort Lighthouse and the Nephin Mountains, to the east across the many drumlin islands Westport Quay can be glimpsed in the distance and overlooking the island to the south is Croagh Patrick Mountain.
Dorinish has a very colourful past, one of its former owners being John Lennon, who purchased the island in 1967 leading to it also become widely known as Beatle Island. Dorinish was uninhabited when John bought it from Westport Harbour Board and he was granted planning permission (since lapsed) for a holiday home. Yoko Ono sold the island after John's death to its current owners. In the 1800s marine pilots, who guided ships into Westport harbour, lived on the island with their families. Census figures show that over the years up to fifteen people lived there with last recorded occupants included in the 1891 census.
Dorinish is made up of two small islands, Dorinish Beg and Dorinish More, joined by a natural stone causeway and measures 19 acres approximately. Both islands are currently used for grazing sheep who share the island with a wide variety of sea birds including puffins, cormorants and terns.
Dorinish can be reached within 15 minutes from Rosmoney, Murrisk and Lecanvey Piers.
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Contact the Estate Agent about: Dorinish Island, Clew Bay, Westport, Co Mayo
- Sherry Fitzgerald Crowley
- James Street, Westport, Co. Mayo,
- Phone: 098 29009
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