"Sailing from Larne to Troon with P&O"
Reviewed 11 August 2014 by Helen
Excellent service, always on time, staff courteous, and we always enjoy the movie which takes up the whole journey. Wouldn't sail any other way
'Helen' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
Reviewed 01 August 2014 by Marcel
I've been on quite some ferries but this one is really high speed. The jet stream is more than one mile long! It takes two hours from Larne to Troon on this clean boat just enough time to watch a recent movie (Walter Mitty). Everything was in order, the toilets where very proper. If you are travelling in a Campervan which is 3 metres high (or higher) you should book a good time in advance because the availability for these vehicles is limited. Have a nice journey. Marcel
'Marcel' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"A most excellent ferry"
Reviewed 20 July 2014 by Anonymous
My journey was very relaxing. Such a smooth ride and excellent service/updates. Loved the sea trip.
'Anonymous' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
Reviewed 10 July 2014 by Alan
My trip was excellent, the ferry left early and arrived on time with no issues at all. I travel to Ireland often and will definitely use this ferry service again.
'Alan' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
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Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Larne Troon route is a car and 2 passengers.
|Belfast - Liverpool Birkenhead with Stena Line - 13 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
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|Larne - Cairnryan with P&O Irish Sea - 7 Sailings Daily / 2 hour crossing|
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.
The name of Troon is synonymous with golf. The town is home to the Royal Troon Golf Club, which is home to two of the six golf courses which together entirely surround Troon. The others are the Kilmarnock Club plus three municipal courses, including two of championship standard. The actual name "Troon" has nothing to do with Scotland's national game. Instead it comes from "Trwyn", Celtic for headland or point. Which is a fair name for the rocky nose on which much of the earlier part of the town is built, projecting from the broad sandy bays to the north and south. Troon harbour played a notable part in the development of the town for many years. It was home to the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, which constructed many vessels for worldwide customers but mainly small passenger and various merchant vessels. The fishing fleet from Ayr moved to Troon harbour and a revitalisation of the abandoned section of the harbour started.