Sherkin Island, historically called Inisherkin (Irish: Inis Earcáin), lies on the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork. It had a population of 106 people at the time of the 2006 Census, measures 3 miles long by 1.5 miles wide (5 km by 3 km). Sherkin once had a population of around 1,000, which started to decline during the Great Irish Famine in the mid-19th Century. Now the population is reduced and varies greatly between the summer and the winter months.
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