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Work On New Carlingford Ferries Terminal Progresses

22nd August 2015
Work On New Carlingford Ferries Terminal Progresses

#NewRoute - Work on the Carlingford Ferries terminal is progressing for a new service which will run from Greenore to Greencastle in Co. Down in just 15 minutes.

According to Talk of the Town, it is hoped the ferry will be operational by next April with the piles for the pontoons of the car ferry being driven into Carlingford Lough this week.

The journey is just 1.1 miles by sea but 32 miles apart by land. At present it takes just under an hour to drive from Greenore to Greencastle.

Around 18 jobs will be created when the ferry is up in running, with 11 of them based in Louth. It is estimated that the ferry would operate for 350 days of the year and prove a substantial boost to tourism in the area.

The service will be run by Limerick-based Frazer Ferries Ltd.

For a map of the area showing the entrance to Carlingford Lough and a photo of a jack-up rig driving piles at the site of the new terminal, click here.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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