Reviewed 20 September 2014 by Claes
An excellent way to travel to Dublin as it lands you outside the busy town center. On both my journeys the sea was calm so the run was very comfortable in spite of the relatively high speed. If you want to eat there are several alternatives on board.
'Claes' travelled Holyhead Dun Laoghaire with Stena Line on Stena HSS Explorer
"Our recent trip"
Reviewed 14 September 2014 by Phoebe Vasiliou
We had a very good trip to Ireland and back with Stena Line. We left on time, we arrived on time and the ferry crossing was very smooth. we took our dog for the first time and there was no problems with her. She enjoyed her holiday. Thank You. Phoebe Vasiliou
'Phoebe Vasiliou' travelled Holyhead Dun Laoghaire with Stena Line on Stena HSS Explorer
Reviewed 04 September 2014 by Stephen depledge
me and my friends normally travel to Ireland for our anual fishing trip with irish ferries hollyhead / dublin route, decided to have a change this year after getting a cheaper quote from Stenna line travelling on their hollyhead / dun laoughaire route on their HSS Explorer and was not dissapointed with the ship or great service Stenna provided and will definitely be using them in the future. 5 star treatment all the way
'Stephen depledge' travelled Holyhead Dun Laoghaire with Stena Line on Stena HSS Explorer
"A very enjoyable journey!"
Reviewed 01 September 2014 by Jeremy
This was our first family trip on a ferry, I did not know what to expect but kept my expectations low. I was also worried about sea sickness so gave the whole family tablets, the funny thing is we hadn't realised the ferry had set sail until we were 10 minutes into the journey - no sickness! There was lots to keep us entertained on the ferry, a children's entertainer came round and handed out sheets for the children and told us where the entertainment was (a larger space would be advisable, there wasn't enough room for my children). There was a kids movie shown by ways. There was ample space to sit, the food on offer was good and we purchased some items from the shop. There were also separate arcades for adults and children. Great service, friendly staff, we thoroughly enjoyed our journey, it even left earlier than scheduled! We look forward to our next trip on Stena Line.
'Jeremy' travelled Holyhead Dun Laoghaire with Stena Line on Stena HSS Explorer
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Located on Holy Island, which at one point was connected to Anglesey via the Four Mile Bridge, the town of Holyhead is the largest town, and port, in Anglesey, Wales. A local philanthropist in the mid 19th century, however, funded the building of a causeway, "The Cobb", which to this day carries the main road and railway to and from Holyhead. There are many places in the town centre to eat with all the usual shops and facilities you would expect to find in a town of its size. There is also a cinema and theatre. Holyhead is often used as an overnight stop to, or from, the port and as a result there are many different places to stay that will suit all budgets. Around Holyhead there is excellent fishing, golfing and sailing facilities. Couple this with the wonderful scenery, walks and beaches and you can easily lose yourself and relax for a few days.
The Port of Holyhead is a bustling ferry port which operates services to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire in Ireland. The port is also the main gateway for land transport from northern and central England and Wales to Ireland.
Situated 12Km outside Dublin City, Dun Laoghaire is a vibrant cultural hub and an attractive place to visit that embraces creativity and entrepreneurial flair. It has an extensive range of attractions and activities for locals and tourists alike, making it a destination location for many visitors. The seaside town is located on the south coast of Dublin Bay, and while it is well known for its bright granite harbour, its 820 berth marina, its range of Victorian amenities, its historic churches and a whole host of other entertaining activities including year round festivals it is also known for the unusual spelling of its name.
The town's name means "fort of Laoghaire". This refers to Lóegaire mac Néill (modern spelling: Laoghaire Mac Néill), a 5th century High King of Ireland, who chose the site as a sea base from which to carry out raids on Britain and Gaul. Traces of fortifications from that time have been found on the coast, and some of the stone is kept in the Maritime Museum.
There are regular ferry service directly into the port of Dun Laoghaire from Holyhead in North Wales. Sailings run twice daily in each direction subject to season with a crossing time of around 90 minutes.