The one and only funicular in Ireland 🤩 connects the Dursey Island 🗺️
The Dursey cable car is strung above the Dursey Sound, which is a 150m wide passage between the island and Lamb’s Head at the tip of the Beara Peninsula😍. It is adenuded island, austere but captivating.
On a quiet day the channel is notorious for the tidal race that flows at high speed and poses a threat to boats. On a wild day you had better recite the prayer pinned to the inside of the cable car to protect you from the seething sea below as you pitch and roll to sanctuary on the far side.🏞️
The cable car was operated up to March this year by Paddy Sheehan who also ran a B&B nearby with his wife, Agnes.🙂 Paddy’s death in March robbed the area of a beautiful smiling presence. Riding the cable car without his capable hands at the controls just won’t be the same.🗻
There are plans to upgrade the cable car and to build a second as well to cater forthe upsurge in tourists to the area which have doubled to nearly 17,000.🙏 Cork County Council also hopes to build a visitors’ heritage centre which would be highly successful if judging by the numbers visiting say, the Skellig interpretive centre at Portmagee, Co. Kerry.😁
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📍Wandering around the old church ruins was beautiful.. Lots of ducking for Alex though, definitely more short-people friendly haha..
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The Cliff Walk in Howth 😍 is amazing and whenever you have time around Dublin, take a half day to enjoy and relax🗻
The Howth Cliff Path Loop Walk is a moderate 6 to 10km (2 to 3 hrs) loop walk taking in some easy road walking,😀 rugged but superb cliff walking and great scenery.🏞️ Only a hop, skip and jump from Dublin City by road or train (Dart), Howth is an idyllic seaside day out from the bustling city and one of the top things to see and when visiting or living in Dublin.☀️
There is another great one in this area from Bray to Greystones or vise versa 🙂 so you have two half days great view around Dublin⭐
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Cornagee translates literally from Irish as 'rounded windy hill' and on the day I took this photography it was very windy. However it's elevated location allows fantastic views over the surrounding landscape. Lough MacNean Upper and Lough MacNean Lower can be seen in the valley below.
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Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. - H. D. Thoreau
This cow know how to enjoy the nature 🤩 at the Cliffs of Moher 🗻 are cows afraid of heights? What do you think 😁
The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare ⛰️ They run for about 14 kilometres. At their southern end, they rise 120 metres above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, and, eight kilometres to the north, reach their maximum height of 214 metres just north of O'Brien's Tower, 😀a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs, built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O'Brien then continue at lower heights. The closest settlements are Liscannor (6 km south) and Doolin (7 km north)🏞️
From the cliffs, and from atop the tower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturksand Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south. 🙂 The cliffs rank among the most visited tourist sites in Ireland, with around 1.5 million visits per annum. 😯
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