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Dursey Island

Connected to the mainland by Ireland’s only cable car, (the only cable car in Europe that goes over water) it carries you 250m above Dursey Sound and is licensed to carry 6 adults or 1 cow. Read More.

Dursey Island, which is also part of the Beara Way (walking route) is the most westerly of Cork’s inhabited islands and is also one of the quietest with only 12 people living on the island and no pubs or shop to be found. Despite this however, visitors flock here every summer  looking for relaxation peace & solitude. The island itself which is only 6.5km long and 1.5km wide provides tourists some lovely walks and breathtaking scenery of the of our coastline.

The island is particularly famous for it’s variety of bird species make it a birdwatchers’ heaven with birds from America and Siberia being spotted here.  For more information visit

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