Dursey Island (Baoi Bhéarra in Irish Gaelic) is an island on the southwestern tip of the Beara Peninsula in County Cork. Fewer than a dozen inhabitants are said to live there all year round! A very beautiful island, rich in archaeological sites!
Dursey Island is 6.5km long and 1.5km wide. Separated from the rest of Ireland by an inlet called “The Dursey Sound”, the island is linked by a cable car (the only one of its kind in Europe!). The view from this one is exceptional, and brings its share of strong sensations (people prone to vertigo should refrain!).
The island itself has no shops, pubs or restaurants. So, plan a picnic or a snack if you decide to explore the island. Dursey Island is entirely within walking distance: its rocky headlands offer a magnificent view of the Beara Peninsula and the ocean.
Among the sites to see, we recommend its many archaeological sites, including magnificent Anglo-Norman towers and ruined religious sites. Here is the list of the main sites:
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