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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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.
Dun Laoghaire is a seaside town and a ferry port situated some 12 km south of Dublin city centre, and is the administrative centre of the county of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. The town had been officially renamed Kingstown in 1821 in honour of a visit by the British King George IV, but reverted to its ancient Irish name by resolution of the town council in 1921, one year before Irish independence. The name derives from its founder, Laoghaire, a 5th century High King of Ireland, who chose the site as a sea base from which to carry out raids on Britain and France. Dun is an Irish word meaning "fort". King Laoghaire is famous for having allowed Saint Patrick to travel the country and preach Christianity. Dun Laoghaire harbour is home to four yacht clubs. From north (West Pier) to south (East Pier) they are the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, the Royal Irish Yacht Club, the Royal St. George Yacht Club, and the National Yacht Club.