Dursey Island, Crookhaven

#9 of 16 in Nature in County Cork
Must see · Island · Nature / Park
Dursey Island (Irish: Baoi Bhéarra or Oileán Baoi) lies at the southwestern tip of the Beara Peninsula in the west of County Cork in Ireland. Dursey Island is 6.5 kilometres long and 1.5 kilometres wide. The island is separated from the mainland by a narrow stretch of water, Dursey Sound, which has a very strong tidal race, with the submerged Flag Rock close to the centre of the channel. The island has just six or so permanent residents, and is connected to the mainland by Ireland's only cable car. Dursey has no shops, pubs or restaurants. At one point there was a post office on the island; this has since closed.
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  • While the wait was long, 2 hours, at the peak post-lunch time slot , the loop walk on the island was worth every minute. And while you're waiting, try the fish and chips at the Dursley deli, it's...  more »
  • Great day. Would recommend for all. Very friendly locals. A very picturesque location. If weather unsatisfactory there is a white coffee van that is quite good for sheltering in. The van is unlocked.....  more »

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