"Cancellation of ferry to Troon on 28 Aug 14"
Reviewed 05 September 2014 by George Wilson
THE return voyage to Troon was cancelled and the reason given was because of bad weather.Instead of Troon our ship went to Cairnryan.The crossing to Cairnryan was very calm and many of the diverted passengers were puzzled by this.We were told by several frequent travellers on this route that this was not an unusual occurrance and often when few passengers were going to Troon they were often transferred to the Cairnryan boat instead.This appeared to make sense as we experienced a very smooth crossing.I would be interested to know what the shipping weather forecast was for that afternoon crossing and whether it was just a way of saving money for P&O.
'George Wilson' travelled Troon Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"A Trip To Ireland"
Reviewed 30 August 2014 by Graham
We recently travelled with P&O Ferries from Troon to Larne with a car. The booking was made on line through Direct Ferries online website. All worked very well including the later amendment of our hire car type & registration. We booked the executive lounge on board which gave us priority loading & unloading along with the comfort of a quiet lounge on board, which we felt was worthwhile.
'Graham' travelled Troon Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"Excellent crossing from Troon to Larne"
Reviewed 30 August 2014 by Anonymous
We had an excellent crossing from Troon to Larne last week. We had priority loading and club seats, and we were very happy with the service and felt it was goof value for money. The loading process was quick and the unloading even quicker. The service in the club area is efficient and pleasant. The servers are helpful and friendly. Excellent overall experience.
'Anonymous' travelled Troon Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
Reviewed 28 August 2014 by Robert
Very positive experience. Our first time on a ferry crossing and would definitely recommend!
'Robert' travelled Troon Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
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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.
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.