This is the eastern end of Dursey Island viewed from the mainland. The pier and, just beyond, the ruined church can just be seen.
The only public transport to the island is by the famous cable car..
The cable car runs through two steel towers.
The small cab holds only a handful of passengers and takes fifteen minutes to make the return trip. On a busy day prepare for a wait! Only three families live on the island; they will be given priority on the cable car if they require a trip. In case of a problem en-route, or perhaps in the hope of avoiding one, there is a small bottle of holy water inside the cab.
This ruined Chruch is on the eastern end of the island. The graveyard however has some recent additions and is clearly in current use.
The telephone kiosk looks as if it has been derelict for several years. The old Post Office is the building to the right in the foreground of the previous photograph.
©2003-2005 Dave Parker