Determined to keep their community alive, islanders have taken an unusual step -- writing open letters to the people of the United States and Australia, asking them to consider moving to the island, three miles off the west coast of County Donegal in Ireland.
With a population on the wane since the 19th century, the picturesque Irish island of Arranmore is down to its last 469 residents.
Arranmore, known as Arainn Mhor in Gaelic, boasts towering clifftops, unspoiled beaches, a close-knit community -- and high-speed internet, which community leaders hope will entice remote workers. Earlier this year, the island also opened a shared digital workspace.
"We're the most connected island in the world," Adrian Begley, of Arranmore Island Community…