Cruit Island

Cruit Island (Irish: An Chruit[1] or Oileán na Cruite) is a small inhabited island in the Rosses region of County Donegal, Ireland. It is linked to the mainland by bridge.

Cruit Island
An Chruit
Populated place
South side of the island
South side of the island
Cruit Island is located in Ireland
Cruit Island
Cruit Island
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°01′53″N 8°25′03″W / 55.031268°N 8.417521°W / 55.031268; -8.417521Coordinates: 55°01′53″N 8°25′03″W / 55.031268°N 8.417521°W / 55.031268; -8.417521
CountryIreland
ProvinceUlster
CountyCounty Donegal
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceB847228

CultureEdit

Cruit Island has a strong musical heritage. Local musician Seán McBride wrote the Irish ballad "The Homes of Donegal" in 1955.[2][failed verification] The song "Thíos Cois na Trá Domh" originates from the island and remains a popular song in the Donegal Gaeltacht to this day.[citation needed]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1841258—    
1851252−2.3%
1861260+3.2%
1871273+5.0%
1881286+4.8%
1891252−11.9%
1901245−2.8%
1911255+4.1%
YearPop.±%
1926237−7.1%
1936279+17.7%
1946172−38.4%
1951151−12.2%
1956135−10.6%
1961107−20.7%
196686−19.6%
197169−19.8%
YearPop.±%
197984+21.7%
198183−1.2%
198689+7.2%
199177−13.5%
199670−9.1%
200261−12.9%
200653−13.1%
Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved 12 October 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "An Chruit / Cruit Island". logainm.ie. Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Recent travel videos from around the web". tripatlas.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2009.

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