"Cairnryan to Larne 8pm Friday 15th Aug 2014"
Reviewed 22 August 2014 by Barry
It got us there, safely and on time, at a competitive though extortionate price.
'Barry' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway
"Our Crossing with P&O"
Reviewed 19 August 2014 by Anonymous
We have used the above on many occasions and have always had a pleasant journey. The Ships have always been very clean and have always left on time. Staff are always helpful and pleasant.
'Anonymous' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
Reviewed 16 August 2014 by Andre
All was good the announcement were audible, staff was friendly.
'Andre' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Trip to Northern Ireland "
Reviewed 09 August 2014 by Robert
My wife, daughter, daughter's, partner and myself had occasion to visit Northern Ireland to enjoy our grandson playing in the Milk Cup. Our first thought was to fly over then decided to go by car and ferry. On looking at prices etc we decided on P&O Ferries and were not dissapointed at all in fact we had an excellent experience everything ran like clockwork and the staff were very efficient and very pleasant with it. It is something that we would do again without hesitation.
'Robert ' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway
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Cairnryan is a linear settlement looking across the main A77 road to Loch Ryan. It was established as Lochryan by 1701 when Lochryan House was built at the northern end of today's village. The house was remodelled in the 1820s and the imposing structure just visible from the main road today was the result. During the Second World War, Cairnryan became No.2 Military Port, and three harbour piers and a military railway linking the village with nearby Stranraer were built by the army. Thousands of troops were based locally in military camps. At the end of the war the Atlantic U-Boat fleet surrendered in Loch Ryan and were anchored here before being towed to sea and sunk. Ship breaking became the main industry; the great British aircraft carriers Centaur, and most famously the Ark Royal were all sent here for decommissioning. As recently as 1990, Russian submarines have been dismantled here for scrap.
The name of the town is believed to have derived from the Irish Prince, Lathar who owned the lands around Larne in ancient times. The area became known as Lathar-na, and was finally shortened to Larne. Both fossils and prehistoric human artefacts have been found in the sea cliffs. Larne was one of the earliest Viking settlements in Ireland, who also called it "Ulfreksfjord" (the name of the present-day townland, "Olderfleet", is derived from this Viking name), and Viking burial sites have been discovered in the area. Norse pirates used Larne Lough as a base in the tenth and eleventh centuries; Edward Bruce, brother of Robert, landed here in 1315 with a force of six thousand men to urge the Irish to overthrow the English; and in 1914, the Ulster Volunteers, opposed to the Irish Home Rule Bill, landed German arms here.
Today, Larne is a busy market town.