When I visited in early September 2016 heather, gorse, bird's foot trefoil, sheep's bit scabious, sea mayweed, ragwort, yarrow and thistles were in flower. Most of the island is covered in lush long grass with some patches of bracken and brambles.
Air India Flight 182 on its way from to Montreal to Delhi via London, was blown up by a bomb over the Atlantic Ocean to the west of County Cork on 23rd June 1985. 329 people were killed including 280 Canadians, 27 British and 22 Indians. The memorial garden at Ahakista was officially opened on the first anniversary of the disaster. The giant sundial was designed Ken Thompson, a sculptor from Cork and paid for by the people of Canada, India and Ireland.
Air India Memorial Sundial looking west
Air India Memorial Garden
Illaunnacuska from Ahakista
Ahakista from Illaunacuska
Ahakista from Illaunnacuska