Dursey Island (Irish: Baoi Bhéarra or Oileán Baoi) lies at the southwestern tip of the Beara Peninsula, on the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route off the West Cork coastline. It 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. The island with only a handful of permanent wintertime residents is connected to the mainland by Ireland's only cable car. Dursey has no shops, pubs or restaurants. The population is about 6 to 8 people.
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