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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 6 days ago via mobile

An experience to remember We went to Dursey Island with no expectations. Rugged bleak west coast coast, stalk country side. We left OZ in the middle of winter, so the slight drop in daily temp was not a issue. The cable car, max 6 people...More

Thank nallarehctelf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved taking the cable car over to dursey island! It was fun getting up close and personal with the grading sheep, as we hiked through the landscape. Fun to explore the old ruins and we even saw dolphins surfacing in the channel!

Thank npsaylerj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cable car is a novel way to get out to this beautiful little island which as a family with kids 8-14 took about 4 hours to walk around. There's a shorter walk up the first peak which some decided to do, fewer people do...More

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went to take a trip on the cable car.This was only okay.Nothing very exciting on the island.But while we were waiting we had food from the mobile chip van park along side the cable car station.The food was amazing.I had the fish and it...More

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

1  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
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