CORK County Council has announced the suspension of services on the Dursey Island cable car, Ireland’s only cable car, from Monday May 26th to – Friday, May 30th. The closure will allow the council to replace the 10mm steel cable which supports the communication cable from the mainland station to the island station at the Dursey Cable.
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PROPOSALS from Cork County Council to replace Ireland’s only cable car with the fastest zip-wire in Europe have been met with mixed reactions from locals on the Beara Peninsula. Engineers at the local authority have unveiled plans to replace the cable car which traverses the 374m-wide Dursey Sound with a zip wire that would reach speeds of up to 120kmh making the crossing.
The Dursey Island cable car has been in operation since 1969 and for the past 43 years has been used to transport people, goods and animals. There was no prior consultation with the Islanders and in August 2011 two representatives from the Council came to Dursey Island and announced that the weight limits would be imposed and that cattle could no longer be transported but the cable car would still
A BAN on the carriage of all animals except guide dogs on the Dursey Island cable car to be introduced by Cork County Council will effectively put an end to farming on the island say local farmers. The cable car, the only one in Ireland, has been used for years to take cattle and sheep across the treacherous waters of the 374m Dursey Sound that separates the island from the
IT is one of West Cork’s unique tourist attractions but it is also a vital tool for transporting local livestock. Ireland’s only cable car connecting Dursey Island to the Beara Peninsula across the treacherous Dursey Sound has been in operation for more than 40 years and during all of that time it has carried cattle across to the remote island which has 11 permanent residents. New weight restrictions being imposed