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Dursey Island (Irish: Oileán Baoi (Island of the Bull in Viking Norse)) is one of the few inhabited islands that lie off the southwest coast of Ireland. It is situated at the western tip of the Beara Peninsula in the west of County Cork.
This peaceful island, with only a handful of semi-permanent residents, is connected to the mainland by Ireland's only cable car.


Dursey Island Cable Car : Spanning Dursey Sound, the aerial tramway is Ireland’s only cable car and one of the few cable cars that cross the sea in Europe.

– The island is popular with day-trippers and walkers during the summer months. A waymarked section of the Beara Way loops around the island.
Dursey Sound is also one of the “signature discovery points” along the Wild Atlantic Way, a coastal touring route that stretches along Ireland’s Atlantic coastline.
On the island’s most westerly hill sits the 200-year-old Signal Tower, which boasts commanding views north to the Skellig Islands and south to Mizen Head.

– Dursey is an excellent place for viewing wildlife, as a variety of birds can be seen here, including rare species from Siberia and America. Dolphins and whales can also frequently be spotted in the waters surrounding the island.


Head east towards Back Rd – 6 m
Turn right onto Back Rd -170 m
Turn right onto R572 – 14.2 km
Turn left – 600 m
Slight left onto R572 – 6.7 km
Your destination will be on the right.


Dursey has no shops, pubs or restaurants, so visitors are advised to bring food and water if they plan to go for a walk. There is a coffee dock open at the cable car landing area during the Summer months.

More information: DURSEY ISLAND

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