"Holyhead to Dublin"
Reviewed 16 November 2013 by David
Sailed on the Ulysses November 2013. Arrived as request 1 hour before sailing, minimum delay in being loaded during both directions. Staff all very helpful and polite, food very good and price was acceptable. Ship was clean throughout A little od a delay on the unloading on the return.
'David ' travelled Holyhead Dublin with Irish Ferries on Ulysses
"Nice to avoid the storm!"
Reviewed 14 November 2013 by Christopher
There was a storm brewing in the Irish Sea just before our sailing. Direct Ferries contacted me to say the Dublin Swift sea cat wasn't running to Dublin at 5pm but that the large ferry was sailing at 2pm. You gave me plenty of time for me to make arrangements to get the earlier boat. Thanks! The review below relates to both boats. In some (maybe just one?) of the catering outlets you serve Nescafe coffee. Others serve Costa. It really ought to be Costa throughout as people who are unaware may get a sub standard coffee because they don't know there's a Costa round the corner.
'Christopher' travelled Holyhead Dublin with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Ferry crossing to Ireland"
Reviewed 11 November 2013 by Patrick
Very good overall service. Although seating could have been a little more comfortable. Found it rather an expensive way to travel.
'Patrick' travelled Holyhead Dublin with Stena Line on Stena Adventurer
"Great no fuss crossing"
Reviewed 09 November 2013 by The Edwards Family
On time, no fuss, clear instructions given, friendly crew and clean facilities. What more could you ask for? Great experience.
'The Edwards Family' travelled Holyhead Dublin with Stena Line on Stena Nordica
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Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Holyhead Dublin route is a car and 2 passengers.
The union of Britain with Ireland in 1800 increased the need to improve the road route from London to Dublin and, by this time, Holyhead had emerged as the primary port for sea access, mainly due to the fact that it is the closest point on the British coast to Ireland.
The town's centre is built around St. Cybi's church, which is built inside one of Europe's only three-walled Roman forts (the fourth wall being the sea, which used to come up to the fort). The Romans also built a lighthouse on the top of Holyhead Mountain inside Mynydd y Twr, a prehistoric fortress. Settlements in the area date from prehistoric times, with circular huts, burial chambers and standing stones featuring in the highest concentration in Britain.
Holy Island (Ynys Gybi) is blessed with Anglesey's best scenery.
Dublin is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. The city has served continually as Ireland's capital city since mediaeval times. Although the earliest evidence of a settlement beside the Liffey is on Ptolemy's celebrated map of 140 AD, which shows a place called Eblana on the site of modern Dublin, it is as a Viking settlement that Dublin's history really begins. The Norse raiders sailed up the Liffey and set up a trading post on the south bank of the river at the ford where the royal road from the Hill of Tara in the north crossed the Liffey on its way to Wicklow. The Vikings adopted the Irish name, Dubh Linn ("Dark Pool"), for their settlement, which soon amalgamated with another Celtic settlement, Baile Átha Cliath ("town of the hurdles", pronounced Ballya-aw-kleea , and still the Irish name for Dublin), on the north bank.