Oyster Island & Coney Markers
Oyster Island Lighthouse is located on the north shore of the island and was built in 1932. Oyster is separated from the larger Coney Island by Sruth na Mile, the channel of a thousand currents. Sruth na Mile's many eddies give it an unusual whispering sound, which changes with the ebb and flow of the tide
Coney Island lies in Sligo Bay between the coastal villages of Strandhill and Rosses Point. At low tide you can drive or walk across Cummeen Strand to the Island following the causeway which is marked by the 14 large stone pillars which can be see in the background of this photograph. These markers were erected in 1845 to guide people to the island from the mainland following several drowning deaths in the previous years.