Ceantar na nOileán is a group of islands located between the harbours of Cill Chiaráin and an Fhir Mhóir, 56 km to the west of Galway city. The islands are connected to the mainland via a bridge that was built at the end of the 19th century. This area stretched from Béal an Daingin as far as Leitir Mealláin.
According to the 2016 Census, 2,118 people lived in this Gaeltacht Language Planning Area (LPT), and 71.7% of this population over 3 years of age spoke Irish on a daily basis.
Seán Mac Donnacha