Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead Ferry


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    About Dun Laoghaire

    Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port is over 190 years old and is one of the main entry points into Ireland from United Kingdom. Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal was given a major revamp after the decision made by Stena Line to start a new High Speed Service from the port of Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead. You can book all ferries to and from Dun Laoghaire with AFerry

    Dun Laoghaire is a small but vibrant seaside town on the Irish coast and is situated only 7 miles to the south of Dublin city centre in some of the picturesque surroundings. Dun Laoghaire is reckoned to be the oldest town in Ireland.

    It was named in the fifth century after its founder, King Laoghaire, the High King of Ireland. He used the area as a sea-fort (referred to as Dun in Irish) during his raids on France and Britain.

    Dun Laoghaire harbour is notable for its two granite piers, home to some of the prestigious yacht clubs. The western pier is used extensively by windsurfers as a launch point throughout the year.

    Dun Laoghaire harbour itself is a major attraction with a lighthouse at the eastern pier. Other attractions in the town include the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, James Joyce tower in nearby Sandycove, Dalkey castle and various other Victorian style mansions and art galleries.

    Nearby George Street is the main shopping street in Dun Laoghaire along with two other major shopping centers just off the main street.There are many festivals and fun fairs almost every week in the summer months from June until September in Dun Laoghaire making it a perfect location for short breaks.

    About Holyhead

    Holyhead is the largest town on the island of Anglesey. However, Holyhead is actually on a linked smaller island - Holy Island - hence the name Holyhead. The town and port are easily reached by car by taking the A55.

    Holyhead and Anglesey are dream destinations for lovers of the outdoors. Here you'll find world-class golf-courses, fishing, nature trails and stunning beaches. If you're thinking about spending some time here before or after your ferry journey, then you certainly should not hesitate


    • 05 Aug 2014
      Family wedding in ireland
      • Very impressed with boat . Lots to keep kids entertained, food deal for family was great value and good food. Boat was clean .

        Review by Michaela Casey

    • 05 Aug 2014
      Good trip
      • Overall a great quick trip . It was my first time as a foot passenger and would recommend it to everyone!

        Review by Anon

    • 12 Jul 2014
      • Only negative we have is about the unruly children who were allowed to run at top speed through the ship, narrowly missing older passengers carrying cups of tea/coffee.

        Review by Peter Cane

    • 03 Sep 2013
      Enjoyable Trip
      • Very confusing check-in as not well sign posted. Other than that the trip was enjoyable.

        Review by marg

    • 29 Jul 2013
      Great value!
      • Found this ferry company to be very easy to deal with, pleasant helpful staff and with the fact they saved me over a hundred euro on other quotes I will definitely be using them again.

        Review by Ceri McNichol

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