Dursey Island (Irish: Baoi Bhéarra or Oileán Baoi) lies at the southwestern tip of the Beara Peninsula in the west of County Cork in Ireland. Dursey Island is 6.5 km long and 1.5 km wide. The island is separated from the mainland by a narrow stretch of water called Dursey Sound which has a very strong tidal race, with a reef of rocks in the centre of the channel which is submerged at high tides. This peaceful island with only twelve or so permanent wintertime residents is connected to the mainland by Ireland's only cable car, and the only cable car which goes over sea water in Europe spanning the sound that is one of its main attractions. Dursey has no shops, pubs or restaurants. The population is about 6 to 8 people.
It is also well known for the nesting colonies of seabirds.
The Bull Rock sits off the western point of the Island in a tidal race. Formerly a site for a lighthouse, the remains of which still exist.
The Cow Rock sits off the western point of the island.
The Calf Rock sits off the western point of the Island in a tidal race.
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