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Bus, ferry, taxi, cable car and Mass services available on the Beara Peninsula

Castletownbere, Ardgroom, Eyeries, Allihies, Tuosist, Adrigole and Glengarriff

Bere Island Ferry timetables

Murphys Ferry

Depart Depart
Bere Island
Depart Pontoon
7.30am (Mon to Fri)
6.30pm (Sept & May only)
8.00pm (Fri only)
7.00pm (Sept & May only)
8.30pm (Fri only)


Daily Timetable June/ July/ August

Depart Bere Island Depart Pontoon
7.30 (excl Sun) 8.00 (excl Sun)
9.15am 10.00am
11.00am (excl Sun) 11.30am (excl Sun)
12.30pm 1.00pm
2.30pm 3.00pm
4.30pm 5.00pm
6.30pm 7.00pm
8.00pm 8.30pm

Note: No 7.30am/8.00am sailing on Bank Holidays

Anchorage, Lawrence Cove, Bere Island, Co Cork
Tel/Fax 027 75014 Mobile 087 2386095


Harrington's Ferry

Harrington's Ferry runs from the slip opposite Supervalu in Castletownbere to the slip at the Western End of the island

Times of service

Depart. Depart.
Castletownbere Bere Island
9.00am 7.45am
11.30am 10.00am
1.30pm 12.30pm
3.30pm 2.30pm
5.30pm 4.30pm
6.30pm 6.00pm
8.30pm 8.00pm
12.30pm 12.00 noon
3.00pm 2.30pm
5.00pm 4.30pm
7.00pm 6.30pm
8.00pm 7.30pm
The Dursey Cable Car Timetable
Cable car

The Dursey Island Cable Car
Originally opened in 1969, the Dursey Island cable car remains, to this day, the most used means of transport across the turbulent waters of the Dursey Sound and offers a truly singular experience. Ireland's only cable car and the only cable car that traverses open seawater in all of Europe, it is one of the great attractions of the island and people travel from far and wide to give it a go!

If you have any questions concerning the cable car, please see our FAQ section to see if you can find the answer there!
Cable Car Timetable Every Day - Monday to Sunday

​1st March - 31st May
09:30 - 19:30 (9.30 am - 7.30 pm​) (closed for lunch from 13:00 to 13:30)
​1st June - 31st August
09:30 - 21:30 (9.30 am - 9.30 pm​) (closed for lunch from 13:00 to 13:30)

​Evening operating hours will depend on visitor demand.
​1st September - 31st October
09:30 - 19:30 (9.30 am - 7.30 pm​) (closed for lunch from 13:00 to 13:30)
​1st November - 28th February
09:30 - 16:30 (9.30 am - 4.30 pm​) (closed for lunch from 13:00 to 13:30)
NOTE: The cable car runs continuously back and forth during the scheduled hours. It does not run just once.
The last journey to or from the island before lunch is at 12.45 until service resumes at 13.30 (1.30 p.m.)
Cable Car Fares:
Adult: 10 Euro (return)

Child: 5 Euro (return)
​The contact number for the cable car station is 027 73851

The cable car is operated by Cork County Council

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Dursey Bus Service

Dursey Bus

There is a bright blue 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. For more information call Tommy: 087 2060809


Castletownbere to Kenmare Bus Service

Monday to Saturday 11am and 5.40pm

connects to Killarney 12.45pm in Kenmare


Berehaven Bus Service

O'Donghue's, The Square, Castletownbere, 027 70007

Mondays to Bantry

Depart Ctb 9.30am. Arrive Glengarriff 10.10am. Arrive Bantry 10.40am

Depart Bantry 12.00pm. Arrive Glengarriff 12.20pm. Arrive Ctb 1.00pm

Depart Ctb 4.30pm. Arrive Glengarriff 5.20pm. Arrive Bantry 5.40pm

Depart Bantry 5.50pm. Arrive Glengarriff 6.10pm. Arrive Ctb 6.55pm

Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays to Bantry

Depart Ctb 10.30am. Arrive Glengarriff 11.20am. Arrive Bantry 11.50am

Depart Bantry 3.45pm. Arrive Glengarriff 4.05pm. Arrive Ctb 5pm

Thursdays to Cork

Depart Castletownbere 7.30am. Arrive Glengarriff 8.10am. Arrive Bantry 8.30am. Arrive Cork 10.10

Depart Cork 6pm. Arrive Bantry 7.45pm. Arrive Glengarriff, Arrive Castletownbere 8.45pm


Timetable of Ardgroom Bus

Depart Castletownbere Cork









8 am

8 am

8 am

8 am

8 am

5 pm


6 pm

6 pm

6 pm

6 pm

6 pm

7.30 pm


Bus Hire

Peter O'Sullivan's Bus Hire

Mini coaches for all occasions, long and short trips, 4, 14, or 16 seaters available

Contact Peter: 027 74100/ 086 8617880

Beara Cabs

Beara Cabs

Hackney & Limousine Service

Punctual service at keenest rates

Prop: Denis Regan 087 6494796 / 086 0857232

Tommy Hartnett


Olden Days

A Tour with a Difference

Beara Olden Days & Ways

by Glengarriff Coach Tours

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Gleninchaquin Park

Contact: Gene O'Sullivan

027 63060 / 087 9730741

Mass Times
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