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  Dursey Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dursey Island (Irish:Baoí Beire) lies at the south-western tip of the Beara Peninsula in the west of County Cork in the Republic of Ireland.
The island is separated from the mainland by a narrow stretch of water called Dursey Sound which has a very strong tidal race.
This peaceful island is connected to the mainland by Ireland's only cable car spanning the sound that is one of its main attractions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dursey_Island   (140 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : County Cork   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The remote western area of the county, known as West Cork, is a popular destination for tourists, who visit the small villages and islands including Sherkin Island, Clear Island and Dursey Island.
County Cork has two Gaeltacht areas where the Irish language is still the primary medium of everyday speech.
These are Múscraí (Muskerry) in the north of the county and Oileán Chléire, or Cape Clear, an island in the west accessible by ferry.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /County_Cork   (473 words)

  
 Dursey Island, Co. Cork - 1 2 Travel - Ireland Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dursey, which is only 6.5km long and 1.5km wide provides the tourist with some lovely walks and breathtaking views of the nearby West Cork coastline.
The remains of the island's three villages are waiting to be explored, giving the visitor an insight into the way the people lived and worked.
The island is famous for it's magnificent selection of bird species and is a birdwatchers' heaven.
www.12travel.ie /ie/Cork_Kerry/Dursey.html   (228 words)

  
 West Cork Self Catering Holiday Home for rent between Skibbereen & Schull Baltimore Vacation Rentals
In the past the island was a stronghold of the O’Driscoll castle and a Franciscan monastery are to be seen close to the pier.
Bear Island near the mouth of Bantry Bay is one of the largest offshore islands in West Cork.
The Island is two and a half kilometers long and one kilometre wide and comprises some 1,500 acres of rugged terrain and pastureland.
www.raffeencottages.com /jasons_cottage/west_cork_islands.html   (699 words)

  
 Welcome to Cork Kerry-Dursey Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dursey Island is located at the extreme south-westerly tip of the Beara Peninsula.
The island has a range of steep hills running the entire length of the island to a height of 825 feet.
As one would expect the island has a rich historical and archaelogical heritage and the landscape is dotted with antiquities ranging from standing stones and early monastery to an impressive signal station from the Napoleonic era.
www.corkkerry.ie /content.asp?id=186   (223 words)

  
 Dursey Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This is the beautiful remote island which lies at the extreme tip of the Beara Peninsula.
Dursey is reached by a minor dead-end road and then cable car, a decrepit-looking contraption, which is, however, regularly maintained and certificated, so it's quite safe despite its appearance!
Typical birds to see on and from the island are chough, gannet, guillemot, hooded crow, lark, linnet, meadow pipit, oystercatcher, pied wagtail, raven, razorbill, rock pipit, stonechat, wheatear, wren and various gulls.
www.jtallet.co.uk /birds/dursey_page.htm   (236 words)

  
 Beara Breifne Greenway
Dursey Island, on the tip of the Beara peninsula is a sancturary for bird life.
Dursey Island is part of the ancestral home of the O'Sullivans in Ireland and forms a stage of the Beara-Breifne Greenway which is based on the historic march of O'Sullivan Beara in 1603.
Dursey is talking part in the Greenways Festival in summer 2003 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the legendary 1603 march of O’Sullivan Beara from the Beara Peninsula to the Breifne area.
www.bbgreenway.org /towns/dursey.htm   (284 words)

  
 Lewis Topographical Dictionary - Dursey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
DURSEY, an island, in the parish of KILNAMANNAGH, barony of BERE, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 8 miles (S. W.) from Castletown; containing 198 inhabitants.
Dursey is situated off the south-west coast, at the extremity of a peninsula whose shores border the entrances to Bantry bay and Bearhaven on one side, and to the river Kenmare on the other.
Between the island and the mainland is a narrow sound, through which vessels may sail with a favourable wind and tide; and near it is Ballydonaghan bay, which is deep water, having from 20 to 30 fathoms close to the shore.
www.failteromhat.com /lewis/dursey.htm   (230 words)

  
 Island hopping Irish-style: ThePost.ie
Because it is the first stopover for Atlantic birds, Dursey is also an excellent perch for bird-watching and, from September onwards, minky whales are often sighted near its shores.
Because of the effort involved in island living, human interference is minimal and ancient field patterns remain intact.
Over 200 people still live on Bere Island which was a British fortress until 1938 when the Irish government, keen to preserve Ireland's neutrality in the imminent war, insisted that it be handed over to the indigenous navy.
archives.tcm.ie /businesspost/2000/10/22/story739343138.asp   (994 words)

  
 BINS Monthly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
An adult was present on Dursey Island, Cork from 5th to 8th, with another seen at Tacumshin, Wexford on 6th.
Three different birds were seen on Dursey Island, Cork; the first on 5th and 6th, the second on 10th and the third on 18th.
Males were seen on Cape Clear Island, and Dursey Island, Cork on 6th and 8th respectively, with an immature male/female present on the Saltee Islands, Wexford from 8th to 14th.
www.spd.dcu.ie /tolka/BINSMonthly.htm   (741 words)

  
 Irish Hotels - Island Exploration at Co. Cork, Ireland
Bere Island which is also named as Bear Island lies on the west coast of Ireland and on the western part of Co. Cork.
This island is a home to a small number of inhabitants which are some of the few English native speakers off the coast.
Dursey Island is the spot to go for tourists who takes delight in bird watching.
www.irishhotels.com /Island-Exploration-at-Co.-Cork,-Ireland.html   (704 words)

  
 West Cork & Kerry website - Dursey Island - 1
This is the eastern end of Dursey Island viewed from the mainland.
Only three families live on the island; they will be given priority on the cable car if they require a trip.
This ruined Chruch is on the eastern end of the island.
www.invectis.co.uk /cork/wsdursey1.htm   (181 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It was this part of the island that Dermot O'Sullivan established as his base and his home.
Dursey Island is located at the western end of the Beara Peninsula about an hour's drive from Castletownbere.
Dursey Island was the home of Dermot O'Sullivan and his large family(seventeen children).
www.castletown.com /Dursey.htm   (287 words)

  
 Cork County, Ireland, From Ireland URL http://www.from-ireland.net, ©Jane Lyons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It's length from Dursey island in the south west to Kilbeheny near Mitchellstown is 98 miles.
On the point of Dursey island are three sea rocks called in English, the Bull, the Cow and the Calf; they are celebrated in legendary history as the place where Donn one of the Milesian brothers perished in a storm with the crew of his ship.
Cape Clear island is at the extreme south and on its south-west is the Fastnet Rock.
www.from-ireland.net /descrs/cork/corkdescr.htm   (1184 words)

  
 Dursey Cottage, Dursey Island, Beara, West Cork, Ireland.  Irish Self Catering Cottage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dursey Cottage, Dursey Island, Beara, West Cork, Ireland.
Dursey Island, on the far western edge of Europe was the setting for the final sunset of the last Millennium and was televised world wide.
Dursey Cottage is a newly built, two bedroomed cottage which sleeps four, and is fully equipped with washing machine, microwave, electric cooker, T.V. Linen and towels are supplied and there are stoage heaters and an open fire for those chilly days.
www.bearainfo.com /accomm/durseycottage/index.htm   (348 words)

  
 Dáil Éireann - Volume 179 - 11 February, 1960 - Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Landing Facilities at ...
Brennan: An offer of a State grant of £3,750 is about to issue to the Cork County Council towards the cost estimated at £5,000 of providing landing facilities on Dursey Island at The Bawn or Foilmuck and of improving the existing landing place on the mainland at a point opposite The Bawn.
The offer will be conditional on the agreement of the Council (1) to acquire the Site at The Bawn and provide a right-of-way thereto, (2) to contribute the balance of £1,250, of the cost of the proposed landing facilities and (3) to accept responsibility for the future maintenance of the completed works, including the right-of-way.
The facilities proposed for both the island and the mainland include the provision of a hand operated derrick.
www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie /D/0179/D.0179.196002110026.html   (262 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/John Cabot
Bristol was the second-largest seaport in England, and during the years from 1480 onwards several expeditions had been sent out to look for Hy-Brazil, an island that would lie somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean according to Celtic legends.
He departed either May 2 or May 20, 1497 and sailed to Dursey Head, Ireland, from where he sailed due west to Asia - or so he thought.
Many experts think it was on Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland, but others look for it in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Labrador, or Maine.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/John_Cabot   (906 words)

  
 RootsWeb: Beara-L Dursey Island 1905
Even Dursey Island was involved in the fight for land ownership at the
island during the night and some of the men kept watch on the cliff
Dursey Island 1905 by Connie Murphy < >
archiver.rootsweb.com /th/read/Beara/2000-03/0953851512   (617 words)

  
 Beara Way
The island is shared by the counties Cork and Kerry.
There is only one road on the island, which runs most of the way along the southern side of the island.
This island is mostly the first landfall for birds that have accidentally crossed from America and is thus a real paradise for bird watchers.
home.hetnet.nl /~shamrock/beara.htm   (4517 words)

  
 RootsWeb: Beara-L Dramatic funeral in Dursey Island during 1947 storm.
RootsWeb: Beara-L Dramatic funeral in Dursey Island during 1947 storm.
island it had a providential escape from being swamped.
Dramatic funeral in Dursey Island during 1947 storm.
archiver.rootsweb.com /th/read/Beara/2004-06/1088273495   (594 words)

  
 SpicyNoodles!: 2001-06-10: Dursey Island and Kilcatherine Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dursey Island, 6.5 km long and 1.5 km wide, is located a mere 250 meters offshore.
Dursey Island is connected to the mainland by Ireland’s only cable car.
The island of Inishfarnard is located a few hundred meters off Kilcatherine Point.
spicynoodles.org /ireland2001/day5c   (373 words)

  
 Catering Coast Cottage Ireland Self West
Dursey Cottage is a newly built, two bedroomed cottage...
Set in an exclusive 16th century castle courtyard on a small island peninsula in the heart of the Burren National Park overlooking Galway Bay.
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www.youghalholidays.com /cottage/1/cottage-ireland80.html   (868 words)

  
 Discoverers Web: John Cabot
Bristol by then was the second-largest seaport of England, and during the past years (from 1480 onwards) several expeditions had been sent out to look for Hy-Brasil, an island that would lay somewhere in the Atlantic according to Celtic legends.
He sailed to Dursey Head, Ireland, from where he sailed due west to Asia - or so he thought.
John's son Sebastian later made a voyage to North America, looking for the northwest passage (1508), and one to repeat Magellan's voyage around the world, which ended up looking for silver along the River Plate (1525-8).
www.win.tue.nl /~engels/discovery/cabot.html   (667 words)

  
 Dursey Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
There was a bit of a line for the cable car on my way back.
I walked from the cable car landing to the other side of the island acros the hills.
You can see the Skellig Islands in the sea.
home.planet.nl /~kampf011/ireland/ireland2001/dursey.html   (41 words)

  
 West Cork Beara Walking Tours Ireland - Walking Vacations in Ireland - Guided Walking Tours of Ireland
It is a unique place that has something to offer everyone – cross a raging stretch of sea in Irelands only cable car, or visit Garnish Island, a once barren, rocky island that has been transformed into a beautiful exotic garden with a Grecian temple, a rich variety of wild birds and wildlife.
This island is renowned for its unique gardens that enjoy a climate that is almost sub-tropical, making it possible for beautiful ornamental plants from many parts of the world to flourish.
Walk to the tip of the island, overlooking the Bull, the Cow and the Calf Rocks (this is as far as you can walk in Ireland).
www.irishtourism.com /walking-tours-ireland/west_cork.htm   (927 words)

  
 Beara Peninsula, County Cork - Irish Web Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The harbour at the west of Beara Island
Dursey Island is the most westernly part of the Beara Peninsula
Oilean (or Illanebeg) and Crow Head and Crow Island in the horizon as seen from Dursey Island
www.astroleg.com /iwp/Beara.htm   (306 words)

  
 durseyisland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It can be enlarged up to 20x16 inches in overall size, but it does not have the same high definition as say the picture below.
This is inspired by the island, in particular the landing at the east end.
also on show at the Lavit Gallery in Cork, this might not resemble Dursey to natives of the island, however I was drawn by the remoteness of the island life.
www.johneaglephoto.com /durseyisland.htm   (111 words)

  
 Ireland Hiking Pictorial! - Dursey Island
The best thing about Dursey Island is the peace and quiet.
Besides a German couple (who I met in Killarney later in the trip), there were no other visitors to the Island while we were there.
I was told that about five people live on the island permanently.
www.terrapinstats.com /ireland/dursey.html   (167 words)

  
 Autumn In Killarney
There are also fine beech in Ross Island (10-16R) and also on the islands of Inisfallen (11R) and Brown (north west of Inisfallen).
Also most of the shores on the Upper Lake (18L) and Ross Island peninsula on the Lower Lake (10R to 16R inclusive) - Governor‘s Rock (14R) on Ross Island is particularly noted.
Blackberry is the g wild fruit of this part of the world … this year the crop is particularly large and luscious.
www.wherekillarney.com /pages/issue/current/feature.html   (2008 words)

  
 Kerry Things To Do Places To Visit Ring of Kerry
There are many artefacts, watch out towers, guns, training camps, military houses, light houses, old signal towers, as well as ancient megalithic and wedge tombs.
Exhilerating experience, walk through time as this enthralling walk takes you to where time began, on the western tip of Dursey Island, A bus/taxi can be got from Goldwater, then take the cable car for a half km over the sea to the island, and walk the marked loop walk.
Stop off at Dursey sound and take the spectacular trip by cable car to Dursey Island.
www.goldwatercottages.com /things_to_do.html   (708 words)

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