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Dursey Island

Activities on the island include bird, whale and dolphin watching

Cable Car

The Dursey Cable Car Timetable

There is now a bus on Dursey Island to take you to the end and back. Drop you off where you like or pick you up if your legs feel tired.


John Eagle Photography


New cable car

Sheep car

Aerial view of Dursey from the west. In the lower right of the island, atop the cliffs, are remains of the old temporary lighthouse. It was built there when the Calf Rock lighthouse was destroyed in a storm in the early 1880s, and functioned until the Bull Rock lighthouse began operating

Boarding the cable car
Animals used to travel on the cable car, but since 2012 they have been banned for hygene reasons Dursey The cable car is the only one in Ireland. The journey takes about ten minutes crossing the infamous Dursey Sound where strong tides make travelling by boat hazardous
First Village The view from the mainland. The cable car is on the right hand side of the picture about half-way down. You can drive all the way to it and park up for your trip across Graveyard
Approaching the first village. The road meanders pleasantly through the island, with very few cars it makes for a lovely walk. The Signal Tower The island graveyard
Calf Rock The Signal Tower stands on the furthest west hill and has commanding views north to the Skelligs, south to the Mizen. It was built 200 years ago as a line of defence against the French. A signalling tower to relay from one tower to the next a warning of invasion. In line of sight there was one from Malin in Northern Donegal, down the west coast and up around to Dublin Bull Rock
The Calf Rock has the remains of an old lighthouse which was destroyed in a storm in 1881. Visible as you walk towards the end of the island

If you would like to know more about the lighthouses off the end of Dursey then please visit:

The Bull Rock can be seen from Dursey away in the distance. This view was taken from a helicopter.


Videos about Dursey can be viewed by clicking here



Books about Dursey, its history and the lighthouses can be found on this website by clicking here
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