Dursey Island

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Embark on a Thrilling Motorcycle Expedition to Dursey Island - Ireland's Hidden Gem Accessible by Cable Car!

Join us on an exhilarating journey to Dursey Island, West Cork, Ireland’s most westerly inhabited island. Experience the thrill of crossing Dursey Sound aboard Ireland’s only cable car, suspended 250m above the sea, as you embark on a unique adventure. Discover rugged landscapes, ancient ruins, and breathtaking views of the Beara Peninsula, all while immersing yourself in the tranquillity of this remote island getaway.
Dursey Island Cable Car, West Cork, Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point
Dursey Island Cable Car, West Cork, Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point

As motorcycle enthusiasts explore the stunning landscapes of Ireland, there’s no shortage of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Today, we invite you to join us on an unforgettable adventure to Dursey Island, a rugged paradise nestled off the coast of West Cork. Accessible only by Ireland’s sole cable car, Dursey Island offers a unique escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, where breathtaking vistas and ancient history await around every corner.

Venturing to Dursey Island is a journey back in time, where rugged beauty and ancient tales converge to create an unforgettable experience. As you board the cable car and soar above Dursey Sound, the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean stretches out before you, setting the stage for a truly unique adventure.

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by sweeping vistas of the Beara Peninsula, with its rugged cliffs and pristine coastline stretching as far as the eye can see. Take a moment to breathe in the fresh sea air and soak in the tranquillity of this remote island sanctuary.

Explore the island’s rich history as you wander amidst ancient ruins and historic landmarks. Visit the Signal Tower, standing proudly atop the island’s highest point, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Skelligs to the north and Mizen Head to the south. Built over 200 years ago during the Napoleonic Wars, the Signal Tower offers a fascinating glimpse into Ireland’s military past.

Discover the ruins of Kilmichael Church, said to have been founded by monks from Skellig Rock, and uncover the tragic history of O’Sullivan Beare’s castle, sacked by English forces in 1602. Wander through the island’s three small villages, where restored cottages offer a glimpse into traditional island life.

Here you can find Dursey Island:

JR6V+2W Derriana, County Cork, Ireland


Q: How do I access Dursey Island by motorcycle?
A: Dursey Island is accessible via cable car, which runs from the mainland to the island. Simply park your motorcycle at the cable car station and board the car for a thrilling journey across Dursey Sound.

Q: What can I expect to see on Dursey Island?
A: Dursey Island offers stunning views of the Beara Peninsula, ancient ruins, including the Signal Tower and Kilmichael Church, and unique birdwatching opportunities. Explore the island’s three villages and soak in the tranquil atmosphere.

Q: Are there any nearby attractions worth visiting?
A: After visiting Dursey Island, explore the Beara Peninsula, with its charming villages, scenic drives, and rugged coastline. Take the opportunity to photograph the signs marking the distance between Moscow and New York!

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