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#TimeTravelTynwald: - Following the recent Round Island Sunset Cruise, the Isle of Man Steam Packet is operating an overnight Douglas-Dublin round trip this weekend in advance of Tynwald Day, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The ro-pax Ben-My-Chree, the company's largest vessel which normally serves the main Manx link between Douglas and Heysham, England will be on the seasonal service to Dublin, departing the Irish capital at 01:00 on Sunday (6 June) and arriving Douglas at 05:45 that morning.

This year's Tynwald Day ceremony is to be held on the following day (Monday 7 July). The Isle of Man's parliament, 'Tynwald' is the world's oldest continuous parliament that was established by the Vikings.

The parliament forms part of the island's unique 10,000 year heritage and Tynwald Day will be celebrated with a fair and a market. More importantly a traditional ceremony is also to be held on the ancient site of Tynwald Hill.

Ben-My-Chree which occasional operates Dublin-Douglas sailings are also maintained by fast-ferry Manannan. The vehicle-carrying catamaran craft also serves Douglas to Belfast, which too is seasonal operated. In addition she runs regular crossings between the Manx capital and Liverpool. For ferry website, click HERE.

 

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