It’s been closed to visitors since March.
But if a trip to Dursey is on your staycation bucket list this year, now you can visit the tiny island once again when the Dursey Cable Car resumes service on Monday, July 6th.
“Visitors should note that strict Public Health Guidelines will be in effect, and it is anticipated that this will result in increased waiting times,” said Cork County Council, announcing the news.
The popular tourist attraction, home to just six permanent inhabitants, was shut just before the lockdown began due to strict coronavirus containment measures.
— Gerard Horgan (@GerardPHorgan) June 14, 2020
Located at the southwestern tip of the Beara Peninsula, Dursey has no pubs, shops or restaurants so residents did occasionally need to travel across the narrow Dursey Sound to the mainland for supplies.
Ireland’s only cable car usually travels 250m across the Atlantic Ocean from Ballaghboy to Dursey Island at regular intervals all day.
Meanwhile, as communities begin to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, Cork County Council has created a unique, interactive ‘Rediscover Cork County’ map providing, at the touch of a button, a wide range of information on attractions and activities to avail of across the county.
The initiative is part of the Local Authority’s broader Project ACT (Activating County Towns), a dedicated programme to help businesses and communities to support the regeneration of the economy in Cork’s towns and villages.
You can check out the map at Pure Cork over here.