Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire 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.
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
10 Oct 2014Holiday and to see family
We had a pleasant and calm crossing in both directions and the weather was excellent during our three weeks in Ireland.
Review by David O'Riordan
05 Oct 2014My Trip
I am not a keen ferry passenger so I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable and trouble free the journey was. There was plenty of comfortable seating with television to watch and entertainment for young children.
Review by lizziehn
07 Aug 2014Summer Sail
We enjoyed the ferry journey stage of our travels as it afforded us time to relax. We took advantage of the bargains in the shop and chilled with newspapers and coffee.
Review by IRIS BOANSON-ALLEN
15 Jul 2014Ireland visit
This was our first experience travelling with Stena but will not be our last. Quick and easy to check in and board. Stena + lounge was very comfortable, the staff were very pleasant & efficient. Return journey just as good. Infinitely preferable to flying, with all that entails. I would certainly recommend this to anyone.
Review by Kathryn Buckley
11 Jul 2014Pleasant way to travel
Really enjoyed this way of travel - beats the intensity and cattle truck feeling one gets on planes these days. Nice way to get to the city centre on the Dart as well. Highly recommend it.
Review by Peter Rossetti