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John Lennon's Private Island Is for Sale

For any of you Beatle superfans with $350,000 burning a hole in your pocket, we've found something you may want to consider. This 19-acre, idyllic Irish island once owned by John Lennon has just hit the market.

Welcome to Beatle Island.

Officially known as Dorinish Island, the rolling green terrain earned its nickname when Lennon purchased it in 1967 when he was granted permission from the nearby harbor board to build a holiday home on it.

It's not hard to see why he would have wanted to, given the sweeping panoramas of the nearby mountains' silhouettes and the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately he never had a chance to break ground, though, and Yoko Ono opted to sell the property following his death.

These days the land, which is the westernmost of Clew Bay's 350+ islands, is home to grazing sheep and a variety of sea birds. And despite just a 15-minute boat ride from the nearest mainland port on Ireland's Northwestern coast, it's only been occupied in the past by a total of 15 people, ever. 

None, we're guessing, were Beatles fans, as the last recorded occupants were in 1891. 


Joe McGauley is the senior private island broker at Supercompressor.