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Dursey Island

Crookhaven, Ireland
+353 27 70054
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Crookhaven, Ireland
+353 27 70054
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The chance to ride the cable car is a not to be missed experience! When it is windy, the car rocks as it crosses the short distance to the island. Once on land again, take the road for an easy stroll. There are options for...More

Thank docoffee
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

If you are anyway into walking hill walking, hiking or just admiring stunning scenery, Dursey Island is a must. The Cable Car ride over is a great unique experience. If you are in Bears do t miss it.

1  Thank jimmyb1957
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Did the Dursey Island Loop walk which takes about 12km in total. It consists of 2 segments - the mountainous route and the low-route. The mountainous route can be considered as moderate in difficulty. It offers an amazing view and as the island is very...More

Thank Sazz1971
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A great place to get away from the rest of the world and find tranquility. There is nothing there but grass, wind, seagulls and stunning views. And the getting there and back is out of this world on Ireland's only cable car which takes you...More

Thank Rampanes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went here as a last minute decision and on arriving and seeing how old the cable car looked I had second thoughts! It can only carry 6 people at a time. Each one-way trip takes 7 minutes and with a brief stop at either...More

Thank Chloe O
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The whole peninsula is stunningly beautiful, and the cable car to the island is a unique experience. It was a beautiful day and I could see all the way to the Skelligs. Sadly there are bus tours of the island only in high season, and...More

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 12 October 2016

For an 8 euro return each you will not be disappointed, it can be a little daunting when it first starts off but soon forgotten once you take in the most amazing landscape. It was quite windy when we visited and we thought it might...More

1  Thank Joan B
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

As part of a 4 day trip to West Cork we visited Dursey Island and really enjoyed it. Getting the Cable Car over was a great experience. We did the bus trip on the Island which cost €8 and was worth every cent as our...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Took the very unique cable car ride over and went on a fantastic walk around and over Dursey Island - approx 13kms in total. So peaceful and the scenery is magical. Well worth adding to any walking trips around West Cork.

Thank Don F
Reviewed 7 September 2016

A beautiful place full of history. Trip advisor has the wrong address. This place is at the end of the beara peninsula and many many miles away from crookhaven.

Thank 190EileenS
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