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The tragedy in the last days on Co Cork’s Sheep’s Head peninsula is uncannily similar to another drowning, 35 years ago, at the same, remote location.
In fact, a plaque marks the spot, at the inlet known locally as The Cove, just below the house where the men were staying last weekend.
This is where the British-born, Booker Prize-winning author, JG Farrell, fell into the sea, while fishing from rocks during a storm in 1979. His body was also recovered days later.
Having read last year of Farrell’s untimely demise, I visited this wild, beautiful stretch of West Cork coastline, while holidaying there in the summer. So sad to hear of it again, for such similarly tragic circumstances.
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