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Increase of Irish Ferries Sailings on Holyhead-Dublin Route

8th February 2022
Increased Sailings: Irish Ferries chartered in ropax Epsilon berthed at the Port of Holyhead. It was thought the morning and evening service would not return - but it's now bookable. Increased Sailings: Irish Ferries chartered in ropax Epsilon berthed at the Port of Holyhead. It was thought the morning and evening service would not return - but it's now bookable. Credit: NorthWalesLive-twitter

Irish Ferries services have been strengthened on a key Irish Sea route with the return of two daily sailings, reports NorthWalesLive.

The operator have restored a morning and evening service from Holyhead to Dublin which will be operated by the MV Epsilon.

The ship is under charter to Irish Ferries and it had been thought was being returned to its owner this year when the sailings were not included in the summer timetable.

In December a North Wales Live reader found there was no Irish Ferries morning sailing when he tried to book a ferry for his vehicle from Holyhead to Dublin next July with a mid afternoon return.

But both are now available to book and are shown as being operated by the Epsilon.

The ship is currently operating alongside the larger Ulysses vessel on the key route. Both ships will be joined later this spring by the fastcraft Dublin Swift. Irish Ferries have made no announcement about the updated timetable.

The revised timetable may be an indication traffic levels on the Irish Sea are returning to something approaching pre-Covid and pre-Brexit levels.

More here on this story.

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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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Irish Ferries, owned by the Irish Continental Group, is a a major ferry operator in Ireland, providing daily and weekly links to and from Ireland for tourism and freight travelling between Ireland and the UK and Ireland and the continent. Irish Ferries has a fleet of six ships, three of which service the busy Dublin to Holyhead route.

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