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Slan abhaile, Captain, from Cape Clear

CONCUBHAR O Drisceoil, captain of the Cape Clear ferry Naomh Ciaran II, died last weekend at the early age of 54, leaving a wife, three daughters, a son, and West Cork to mourn him.

Many a morning he would greet me in Irish as he came up to La Jolie Brise for his breakfast after berthing at Baltimore. Many an afternoon, as I fished for pollock off Sherkin Island, his wash would rock my boat as he went by, his hand waving in the wheelhouse, like a blessing.

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