Category Archives: Dursey

Dursey Island is a small island just off the end of the Beara Peninsula in south west Ireland, it is joined to the mainland with a cable car, the only cable car in Ireland. Here lots of photos and photography of the island.

Visit Dursey Island

Visit Dursey Island with “An Postman Pat”. Across the Dursey sound in Ireland’s only cable car. Which is the only cable car in Europe crossing open water. On his three times a week trip delivering letters to the islanders for the past 37 years. All year around Pat Neill delivers the post to the islanders in his special van. A trip to Dursey Island is a great thing to be doing. In the summer there is even a bus which can take you from the cable car to the west end. Pat gives us a great insight into Dursey Island.

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Visit Dursey Island

Atlantic Fisher
The “Atlantic Fisher” passes the Calf Rock West of Dursey Island
signal tower
The signal tower at Dursey Islands highest point
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Ireland’s only cable car crosses the “Dursey Sound”

Dursey Island, has plenty of history and natural beauty. The island has a signal tower and the remains of a temporary lighthouse. In the autumn bird watchers come from a far to spot rare birds that land on the island, after days out above the Atlantic ocean.

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Crows Head Crossing

Crows Head Crossing, re-enacting the crossing of the 60’s that Tadhg Roger O’Sullivan used to do to put sheep on to graze the 8 acres of grass on the island at the end of Crows head. The Lehanmore Community Centre had the idea to commemorate the crossing and contacted Kerry Mountain rescue team to see if they would like to help. They in turn asked the Castletownbere Coast Guard and RNLI to come along and make it a joint effort. The Kerry Mountain Rescue team did a great job setting up the “cables” and four or five people were taken across and back again. A large crowd turned up to watch and fun was had by all. The evening talk in the Community centre was very entertaining. I would just like to say thanks to all concerned and especially Lehanomre Community Centre and its team who pushed it on.

Crows Head Crossing

Crows Head Crossing
Launching the boat from Garnish Pier

















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Flying Beara Peninsula

Flying Beara Peninsula is a guest post from Pete who had the chance to fly around the Beara Peninsula with Ted. All photos were taken and owned by Pete. So a set of words from Pete with help from his PR man Mick.

I’d never been in a small plane before, but, reassured by the pilot’s uniform and knowing that Ted would be doing the flying, I settled down in the back seat of the Cessna 172 “Echo Oscar Romeo”. Before we took off, I texted my next of kin and others that we would be flying over Allihies at 14h08 and to be ready to wave from the ground. I never thought Ireland could look like this: apart from the obvious shades of green, the blues, the magentas, turquoise… were an unexpected delight. Coming over Goula¬† was very bumpy, but it was interesting to fly over somewhere that was so familiar and yet see it in such an unaccustomed way. I was aware that there were people on the ground who were waiting for us to fly over them. My 5-year-old daughter swore that she saw me hanging out of the plane waving at her; several others, more realistically, waved at us as we passed over them. I would just like to say thanks to all the specks on the land who waved at us, it was a heart warming moment from up above. Flyining .Beara Peninsula is a fantastic thing to do, you just need to find your own Ted.

Flying Beara Peninsula

Flying Beara Peninsula


Flying Beara Peninsula



Roaring Water Bay





Castletownbere and Dinnish Island





Barnes Gap





Dursey Sound


Looking back towards Allihies on the way to Garnish



Garnish Beaches


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Small film of the landing at Cork Airport after a two hour flight

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