Thursday, April 1, 2010

Beara Way & Dursey Island Cable Car

Go to the start of scenic Beara Way, go to Dursey Island at the Beara Peninsula in West Cork! But the "trail" is not for the faint-hearted because it runs 30m above the a cable car to be precise.

Dursey Island Cable Car is the only cable car in Europe that goes over water! Local are somewhat proud of the "tin-can hanging from telephone wires" given the fact that there is no other cable car in the whole country. Watch the windswept "tin-can"in our video:


Once you're on Dursey Island, Beara Way loops 11km round the island - an easy hike after a tough journey!

Sea ViewThere are no lodging options on Dursey Island. The closest B+B, Sea View (left), is located in the village of Allihies, which is a 15-minute drive on R572/575 to the North. Another option is Beara Coast Hotel in Castletownbere (25 minutes along R572 to the East).


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