Reviewed 03 December 2013 by Anonymous
We had a very comfortable journey both ways to and from Ireland. It's so hassle free travelling this way compared with flying-No taking off belts at security, no restrictions on sizes of liquid containers etc. Just pack up the car and go! On board I read my book, watched Pointless on the TV and had a stroll around the ship to stretch my legs! The two hours flew! I love to travel this way.
'Anonymous' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway
"Cairn Ryan to Larne"
Reviewed 17 November 2013 by David
Good punctual trip, will use it again.
'David' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway
Reviewed 14 November 2013 by Lesley
My sailing from Cairnryan to Larne and back was a new experience for me having never ventured to Ireland before and what a pleasant experience it was, I was on foot so was picked up by the shuttle bus, to and from and then I spent most of my journey reading and drinking a costa coffee in the bar area of the ship, which was very clean and quiet, the ships facilities are well appointed and I shall look forward to returning in the New Year.
'Lesley' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway
"Waverley to Dunoon"
Reviewed 08 November 2013 by Jane
This was a most enjoyable trip. The weather was in our favour as it was one of the best sunny days of the year and great for a sale. Facilities on board were excellent.
'Jane' 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.