Irish Ferries: huge demand for UK-Ireland travel as planes stay grounded

Irish Ferries: huge demand for UK-Ireland travel as planes stay grounded

Queues in Dublin

Irish Ferries continues to experience exceptional demand – more than 200 per cent more calls – for both foot passenger and vehicle space on its four daily sailings between the UK and Ireland.

Space is available on all sailings today, Friday and Declan Mescall, passenger sales manager for Irish Ferries says “We have tremendous capacity – the Ulysses is the largest car ferry in the world – and we can cope with the demand.”

Intending passengers are advised to make advance reservations by telephone (08717 300 400) or online at www.irishferries.com - though the website is experiencing very heavy traffic.

Advance reservation is recommended: the capacity to handle on-the-spot bookings at the ports is limited. This morning, exceptionally, there were queues of passengers arriving at Dublin Port seeking travel to the UK.

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SIX DAILY SAILINGS FROM UK to IRELAND:

Holyhead to Dublin: two fast ferry departures on the Dublin Swift at 1200 and 1715 ; two cruise ferry sailings on the Ulysses 0240 and 1410.

Pembroke to Rosslare: two cruise ferry departures on the Isle of Inishmore 0245 and 1430.

There are also six sailings from Ireland to UK each day.