Voting in the presidential election and two referendums takes place on five islands off the coast of Donegal.

Although voting traditionally takes place early on the islands to ensure ballot boxes make it to the count on time, the bad weather conditions meant that turnout in some areas such as Inishbofin was particularly slow.

Inishbofin is an island of just 300 acres located a short distance off the Donegal coast. There are sixty seven people registered to vote on the island. However, at this time of the year there are only two voters Peadar O'Brien and Margaret O'Brien.

Presiding Officer Carmel Nic Giolla recalls that during the election won by Mary Robinson only one resident turned up to vote.

By the end of the day seven people had voted on the island.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 24 October 2011. The reporter is Eileen Magnier.