Cruise to Coney Island

We had a beautiful day for our cruise to Coney Island last Sunday, not much wind but glorious sunshine! Some of our sailors went onto the Island while others relaxed on their boats and enjoyed the sunshine.

Coney Island is distinct in that it has the ruins of two Churches: one a 6th century structure build by St Brendan of Ardfert. On the summit stands a monument to the memory of one of the children of the last Field Marshal, Sir John Fitzgerald KCB. The monument is dedicated to Captain John Foster Fitzgerald who was killed in a cavalry charge in the Punjab, India, in 1848, at the young age of 27. His father had connections to the Island being born in Co Clare.

The view from the top of the hill is magnificent, you can see all the Islands around, Shannon Airport, and the mountains of Knockfeerina, the Galtees, and Ballyhouras.

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday exploring the Islands around us. Thanks to James for organising the trip. A very enjoyable day was had by all!