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Dublin's River Liffey 'Dockers Taxi' Will Operate From February

22nd January 2019
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Across the Liffey in a jiffy: the “dockers’ taxi” is back in service after 35 years Across the Liffey in a jiffy: the “dockers’ taxi” is back in service after 35 years Photo: Shane O'Neill

As Afloat.ie reported earlier, the No.11 Liffey Ferry aka the “dockers’ taxi” is back in service after 35 years following a restoration project involving Richie Saunders of Ringsend, the Irish Nautical Trust, Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council.

It is the first time the boat has been in service since 1984 to taxi the public north and south of the river, with each crossing to cost €2 starting 11th February 2019. 

DockersTaxi15NEW ERA FOR THE NO.11: Richie Saunders, of Ringsend, Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring; CEO of Dublin Port Company Eamonn O’Reilly; and Jimmy Murray of the Irish Nautical Trust at the blessing of the No.11 Liffey Ferry which is back on the water after 35 years to ferry people north and south of the river in a new joint project between Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council, run by the Irish Nautical Trust in aid of a new maritime training programme

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