Ahakista Property

Ahakista (Atha Ciste) is located approximately half way along the Sheep's Head peninsula between Durrus and Kilcrohane in West Cork, Ireland. It is a pretty wooded coastal village that has a deep and sheltered harbour. Contents The Air India Memorial Garden is located here and each June the local co ... [More]

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Trees End - Ahakista - Coastal Property
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Ahakista Area Description

Ahakista (Atha Ciste) is located approximately half way along the Sheep's Head peninsula between Durrus and Kilcrohane in West Cork, Ireland. It is a pretty wooded coastal village that has a deep and sheltered harbour. Contents The Air India Memorial Garden is located here and each June the local community remembers the terrorist attack of 1985 that resulted in the deaths of over 300 people. Just after 8:00 am on Sunday June 23rd, 1985 an Air India Jumbo jet flying from Canada to India and carrying 329 people - most of them Canadian citizens of Indian origin - was approaching the s.w. coast of Ireland when it was blown apart by a huge bomb, killing everybody on board - men, women and children. In the days that followed, a huge search was carried out by ships, planes and helicopters. Only about half the bodies were ever recovered and they were brought to the Regional Hospital in Cork. Shortly afterwards, many relatives of the dead flew from India and Canada and travelled by bus along the s.w. coast of Ireland to be near to where their loved ones died. At Ahakista, they stopped and threw wreaths into the sea. They expressed a wish that some type of memorial be erected to commemorate the disaster and in the months that followed, Cork County Council purchased this site and built a memorial. It was officially opened on 23rd June, 1986 at a ceremony attended by the Foreign Ministers of Ireland, India and Canada. A commemoration is held each year on June 23rd at 8:00 am. The sundial, designed by Cork sculptor, Ken Thompson, is the focal point of the garden and the sun hits the dial at the exact minute of the explosion. [Source : Wikipedia.org]

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