Tory Island, officially known by its Irish name "Toraigh", is a tiny island about 15 kilometres (9 miles) off the north-west coast of County Donegal and is the most remote inhabited island of Ireland. The word Tory comes from a related Middle Irish word "Tóraidhe," which means "bandit".

The population – just 119 persons in 2016 -- is distributed among four settlements (“towns”): An Baile Thoir (East Town), An Baile Thiar (West Town), An Lár (Middletown) and Úrbaile (Newtown).

Tory has no airport and no car ferry. It does have regular passenger ferry connections from mainland County Donegal; if necessary the vessel could transport three-quarters of the entire population in one trip!

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