Reviewed 08 September 2014 by Julie McPhail
We recently used Irish Ferries for a trip to Dublin for a family wedding. Our trip our was ok, Ferry left on time avearge facilitie son board althugh very expensive and probably not enough staff serving so very slow. On our return, we were supposed to cath a 14:20 Ferry on Sunday afternoon. We received a text message at 18:30 on Saturday night advising this had been cancelled and we could either catch a 8:00 on 21:00 the next day. Neither of which were any good to our travel requirments. I tried calling to discuss our options but offices were closed untill Monday morning. Great. If you are forced to cancel ferries you should have staff available to help. We ended up travelling on Monday morning, due to the numbers of passengers, the ferry was late taking off and was ram packed. We weree late back and it took almost 1.5 hours to unload all the cars, so take this into consideration when planning travel time.
'Julie McPhail' travelled Holyhead Dublin with Irish Ferries on Ulysses
"My trip to Dublin from Holyhead and back"
Reviewed 07 September 2014 by Sutyaprakash Chundoo
Irish Ferries from directferries offered me the very best service, the food and drinks were excellent (hot and delicious) and the travelling was comfortable. I will have no hesitation in recommending it to my family or friends. Kash
'Sutyaprakash Chundoo' travelled Holyhead Dublin with Irish Ferries on Ulysses
"Irish Ferry staff"
Reviewed 05 September 2014 by Anonymous
The ferry was comfortable, spacious and ran to schedule but I am sorry to say quite a few of the staff serving in the bar and coffee bar were incredibly rude and unpleasant to everyone they served. It was obvious they didn't want to work there but they shouldn't take it out on the customers.
'Anonymous' travelled Holyhead Dublin with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Holyhead to Dublin port ferry"
Reviewed 05 September 2014 by Anonymous
I sailed Holyhead to Dublin port return with Irish Ferries and everything was very smooth and easy. On our return trip the fast ferry crossing was cancelled due to poor weather but I was warned to check with the company the day before, so we changed our reservation in good time. I would recommend to anyone taking a car over to Ireland.
'Anonymous' travelled Holyhead Dublin with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
Use our Holyhead Dublin ferry guide to find out all you need to know in order to book your ferry trip to Ireland including who sails on the Holyhead Dublin route and if there are any other crossings on offer.It’s quick and easy to get a ferry price! Simply select your place of departure from the fare search, Holyhead Dublin from the route menu, number of people travelling and then just hit search.
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.