Works Get Underway on €1.2 Million Dursey Cable Car Upgrade
The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins has visited the Beara Peninsula in West Cork to see the start of construction works at the Dursey Island Cable Car. The system, which is Ireland’s only cable car, closed at the end of March following damage caused by Storm Barra combined with the metal towers reaching end of life.
The work will see the replacement of the towers and island anchor frame to facilitate the reopening of Dursey Island Cable Car. Construction on the €1.2 million project got underway on Monday, July 18th. The cable car is expected to return to operation in November of this year.
Mayor Collins welcomed the start of the works, saying,
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey added,
The contractor, TLI Group Ltd are based in Abbeydorney, Tralee with the steel manufactured by Irish Pioneer Works Ltd, Kinsale Road, Cork while the transport of materials to the island will be provided by a local marine contractor from Castletownbere.