Fancy owning your own island, complete with spectacular views and seabirds, not to mention the possibility of unearthing an unknown Beatles song? For just $390,000 you can buy 19 acres of wet and windy paradise off the west coast of Ireland. Dorinish, two small islands connected by a natural causeway, in picturesque Clew Bay, County Mayo, boasts lovely views in every direction, and is uninhabited except for sheep and sea birds including puffins, terns and cormorants. Oh, and John Lennon used to own it.
The Beatle bought the island in 1967 as a holiday home for less than $3000. After divorcing his then-wife Cynthia, he invited ‘King of the Hippies’ Sid Rawle to Dorinish to establish a commune in 1970, where a group of 25 lived for the next two years. Yoko Ono sold the island to its current owners for $49,000 after Lennon’s death and donated the proceeds to a local orphanage. The island is sometimes visited by Beatles fans, so if you don’t mind putting up with annoying hipsters wailing out bad covers of “All You Need Is Love” outside your door, then this is the spot for you.