Dursey Island Cable car closure will be on the first of April, the closure is expected to last through until October. In reality there is a good chance that the Island will be inaccessible for a lot longer than that. I visited the island to meet some of the farmers and spoke to some of the local people who would be regular visitors to the island to hear and film their thoughts on the closure as well as the future plans for a bigger service and its impact on the island.
Watch the 20 minute video here below
Many thanks to Joe Sullivan, Gerald Murphy, Paul O’Shea, Anne Mc Nally, James Sheehan and David Dudley for their participation in the film.
I can only hope that the contractor and funding for the job are found soon as it is going to be a long time coming.
This film was made by myself simply as a historical archive for future reference I received no funding or remuneration for my work, which amounts to many hours of filming and editing. All done with Fujifilm cameras and some DJI Drone footage at 4k resolution.
Also thanks are due to Carina Mc Nally, Jerome Dwyer, Michelle Dudley, Patricia Sheehan and Nadette Charlet.
Of course Copyright is by definition attached to the film.
PS Any other stories or events happening, let me know.
The usual suspects got together to play a few tunes, it is after all the Michael Dwyer Festival this weekend. The local musicians got together and played a few songs at Balydonegan. The festival will be back, 2021
Marc, Marc , Olivia, Finola, Fiana, Karin, Ecki and Deirdre