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Dursey Island is nowadays an uninhabited island but for a long time people had been living there and so you can still see the ruins of an old castle and a few houses there. The only "inhabitants" of nowadays are the cows and sheep of the local farmers and the only way to get to Dursey Island is the cablecar. Dursey is at the west-tip of Beara Peninsula and it is a well known paradise for hikers and bird-watchers.
Ireland's only cable-car takes its passengers there according to a fixed timetable or upon appointment - you may find the owner's telephone-number at the door and he will arrive within a short time after your call, he is one of the farmers nearby.
Be prepared to share the cabin of that cable-car with live-stock, sheep or even a cow.
The official licence for the cable-car allows the transportation of 3 people or 1 cow !
For Dursey-island you should schedule a whole day in order to explore it !
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