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Workshop on future of Dursey and potential of cable car next Tuesday

September 27th, 2018 2:23 PM

By Jackie Keogh

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A WORKSHOP on the future of the Dursey cable car and its tourism potential will take place at the Lehanmore Community Centre on the Beara Peninsula next Tuesday.

The workshop will be held on between 4 and 6pm on October 2nd for the purpose of getting community feedback on a proposed new cable car and visitor experience.

David Mac Nulty of Tourism Development Intl told The Southern Star: ‘It is an opportunity for the community to have their say, at this important early stage of the planning process.’

Cork County Council, working in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, has engaged consulting engineers Roughan & O’Donovan to explore options for the replacement of the Dursey Island Cable Car and the design of a new visitor centre at the site of the existing cableway.

An experienced team of engineers, architects, environmental scientists, planners and tourism development experts has been established to develop the project.

At the briefing next Tuesday, the team will also provide information about the project and describe their progress so far.

The team say: ‘The overall project will have a strong embedded sustainable and contemporary engineering and architectural design ethos, informed by the unique and sensitive context, which will deliver an iconic design outturn for a unique location.’ And, as part of the process, they will be establishing a project website to update people about the project.

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