We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Breathtaking views!”
Review of Dursey Island

Dursey Island
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Ring of Beara Day Tour from Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Level Contributor
169 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Breathtaking views!”
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We didn't actually take the tram over to Dursey Island, but rather hiked up the hills on the mainland. It was absolutely spectacular! Some spots are quite steep and you are sharing the paths with sheep, which added to our enjoyment. It was quite windy and cold, but it was sunny and clear (in September) and it was a great few hours! Even if you don't care to go for the more arduous hiking up the hills, there are wonderful views available. The rocky coast is quite dramatic, with the water crashing on the rocks. The higher up you are willing to hike, the better the views. Loved it!

Visited September 2012
2 Thank Karrie62
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

110 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Limerick, Ireland
Level Contributor
191 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Dursey is Beautiful”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Most amazing island for wonderful walks. loop walk is 14kms. But first you have to brave Irelands only cable Car, which is operated by Paddy. There is a limit of 6 people per trip on cable car and it operates regularly during the summer.
It is advisable to bring your own packed lunch as there are no cafes on island.

Visited August 2012
4 Thank Ann Marie K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great day out”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

After a novel trip on a cable car trip , the walk to the end of the island and mountain route back makes for a great day out.bring all your supplies and might be worth phoning ahead to ensure the cable car is running. If you are in a rush back dont wait until 4pm or after as the queue for the cable car can be 45 mins plus.
Views and experience well worth as one of your days in west cork

Visited August 2012
1 Thank sluke-62
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Limerick, Ireland
Level Contributor
457 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
“Well Worth a Day Trip”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Plan well as a full day out , food, sunscreen & clothes/footwear suitable for the terrain and weather. Cablecar is brilliant and locals will chat away. Great to see some of the houses being worked on and the walk to the end of the island is worth it , enjoy the Bus Stop signs!

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Loo99car
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
131 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Quirky thing to do in the corner of the penisula”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

You can use Dursey for a few things.... stop off on a coastal road trip ... place to stretch legs and looks out to see / picnic / watch livestock getting shoved into a cable car (and booting out tourists as 'locals' have priority, rightly so) . I wish I had stayed the night in 'windynook b and b - who also do evening meals, as nothing else nearyby', and then gone over to the island first thing the next morning, to do the circular walk'. There are loos on landslide, and cycle-bike parking.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank ClareCHS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Dursey Island also viewed

Adrigole, County Cork

Been to Dursey Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing