Inishmacadurn, County Donegal, Ireland
This little island just off shore “Burtonport” has very few permanent inhabitants. It was previously populated in the 18th century with a settlement being established in 1789. Unfortunately fish catches declined heavily shortly afterwards, leaving the island permanently uninhabited in the 1960’s.
Today the island is enjoying a new lease of life, with some of the descendants of the original island families renovating their old homes with the help of the “Donegal Islands Trust”. There are no roads at all on Rutland Island & although mains electricity reached it in 1957, to date it still does not have running mains water! The good life ?