5. By cable car
Hop on board the cable car to Cork’s Dursey Island, and this steel capsule will haul you 250m across the Atlantic Ocean below, not to mention stunning views of the Beara Peninsula. Don’t be surprised to find hay sticking out of your seat – this contraption is used for islanders, visitors and even dogs and sheep, to save islanders the hazardous trip across the sound. And when you arrive, be sure to check out the ruins of a church, which are said to have been founded by monks from Skellig Michael, a Napoleonic-era old signal tower, and a castle built by O’Sullivan Beara; the last great chieftain of West Cork and the South Kerry area.