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Book a ferry crossing with Irish Ferries online on Any Ferries.co.uk. Irish Ferries is the largest ferry operator in Ireland. Extensive investments have resulted in a new modern fleet of ferry vessels. Travel with Irish Ferries from the ferry port of Holyhead to the ferry port Dublin in Ireland with the Ulysses, the world's largest car ferry in 3hr 15mins, or choose the fast 1hr 49mins ferry crossing with the Fast Ferry Dublin Swift. The enormous car decks of the car ferry Ulysses can accommodate 1342 cars or 240 articulated trucks and up to 2000 passengers and crew. The ferry operator Irish Ferries offers up to 8 crossings per day on the Holyhead - Dublin route.
Or travel with the roll-on roll-off passenger cruise ferry the Isle of Inishmore between the ferry ports of Rosslare and Pembroke. It entered service on 4 October 1996 and was then one of Europe's largest car ferries.
With Irish Ferries you can also travel between the ferry port of Rosslare in Ireland to the ports of Cherbourg or Roscoff in France with the Cruise Ferry Normandy. This ferry wil be replaced Irish Ferries' new Ireland/France cruise ferry the Oscar Wild before the beginning of the 2008 season. Book Irish Ferries online in real time with Any Ferries.co.uk.
"The Low Fares Ferry Company" is the motto of Irish Ferries, reflecting their long term commitment to offer their customers the very best value ferry fares.
About Irish Ferries
The company was founded in 1973 as a joint venture between Irish Shipping, Fearnley & Eger and Swedish company Lion Ferry A/B. Originally it was Irish Continental Line. It first operated ferries between Rosslare and Le Havre (France) with the ferry St. Patrick. When Irish Shipping went into liquidation in 1984 ICL was sold off in a management buyout and took on its current name Irish Ferries.
In 1992, Irish Ferries took over the British and Irish Steampacket Company Limited, a nationalised company which traded under the name B & I Line and operated ferry services between Dublin and Holyhead as well as Liverpool and Dublin.
Over the last number of years, Irish Ferries has invested over 450 million Euro in new fleet and port facilities. Irish Ferries now have the most modern fleet in Europe including Ulysses the World's Largest Car Ferry and their Dublin Swift fast ferry. In 2002 Irish Ferries carried nearly 2 million passengers on their 4 ferry routes to and from Ireland.
In the 2004 Irish Ferries have been voted for the eighth year in succession - and the ninth time overall - Ireland's Best Ferry Company.
This award recognises the investment made by Irish Ferries over the past decade in the purchase of new ferries and in improvements to service at all levels.
Irish Ferries has adopted the motto "The Low Fares Ferry Company", reflecting the determination to offer their customers the very best in ferry fares value.
Holyhead - Dublin, Fast Ferry Dublin Swift
The high speed ferry has been named after one of Dublin's famous literary figures, Jonathan Swift. The Dublin Swift was built in 1998/99 in Australia by Austal Ships, one of the world's leaders in fast ferry design and construction. On board you will find a choice of facilities, including a bar and restaurant, a bureau de change, a gaming area, TV Lounge and a gift shop. The service operates all year round with up to two sailings per day. The average sailing time is 1 hours 49 min.
Holyhead - Dublin, Car Ferry Ulysses
The worlds largest car ferry Ulysses was named in honour of the book Ulysses written by the famous author James Joyce, who was born in a suburb of Dublin. The Ulysses was built in 2000 in Finland by Aker Finnyards. The onboard facilities and attractions include a bar and cafe, an entertainment centre and a shopping arcade. The service operates throughout the year with up to two sailings per day. The sailing time is 3 hours 15 min.
Pembroke - Rosslare, Ferry Isle of Inishmore
The Isle of Inishmore was named after the small island Inishmore off the west coast of Ireland. The Isle of Inishmore was built in Holland in Rotterdam and entered service in October 1996 on the Dublin-Holyhead route. In 2001 it began service on the Rosslare-Pembroke route. The Isle of Inishmore's wide range of facilities includes a restaurant, a Children's Play Area and a shop. The service operates throughout the year with up to two sailings per day. The crossing time is 3 hours 45 min.
Rosslare - Cherbourg/Roscoff, Cruise Ferry Normandy
The Normandy was named after the beautiful North West region of France. The cruise ferry was built in Gotenberg, Sweden and was introduced in April 1998 on the routes Rosslare - Cherbourg and Rosslare - Roscoff. The fantastic onboard facilities include a restaurant, a cafe, spacious Lounges, a Children's Play Area and a shop to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable crossing. The crossing time is 17 hours. Irish Ferries has recently announced that the cruise ferry Normandy will be replaced by a new ferry which will be given the name `Oscar Wilde' before it enters service ahead of the 2008 season. The ferry will be renamed `Oscar Wilde' after it completes its programme on the Baltic Sea route Oslo - Kiel where it is currently operating under a charter arrangement agreed between Irish Ferries and its previous owners, Norwegian ferry operator Color Line, from whom it was purchased last January. The name `Oscar Wilde' was chosen because of the exceedingly high regard in which the Irish writer and his works are held internationally.