For public transportation, traveling by bus in Ireland is a lot cheaper than traveling by train (even if it does take you that little bit longer).
The main bus company throughout Ireland is Bus Eireann. From the bus station in Cork you can find out about specialised tours in the area.
The buses are comfortable and any luggage (bigger than hand held - like backpacks), can be stored in a compartment under the bus, just remember to tell the driver when you get off at your stop, that you need to get your bags.
In Dursey-Island you may use Ireland's only cablecar, at the very end of Beara Peninsula.
Check out the time table - as the Island is uninhabited, the owner of the cable car will come and operate it only in the morning and then again in the evening outside the main season. It was funny to see him arrive by car only in order to start the cablecar. I asked him to take me over to the island and back again in order to take some pics, and so he made an extra-tour for me, although the last journey of the day was done already.
Be carefull, the whole cable-car is swinging easily, when you move inside of the cabin from one side to the other in order to take a perfect picture . You may even open the door during the ride and that way you may even fall out easily, when it starts to swing.
In the gondola it is officially licenced to transport 2 passengers and 1 cow !
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