"The best way to travel abroad"
Reviewed 27 July 2014 by Arthur
We, as a family have travelled on P&O Ferries from Larne to Troon and back for several years and have always enjoyed the trips. The ease of access and exit by car to and from the ferry is so easy that even the less experienced driver will have no bother. All your needs are attended to and the staff are so courteous and helpful. You don't have to bring the kitchen sink but you can pack the car with all your wants and even the roof rack too.
'Arthur' travelled Troon Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"troon to larne"
Reviewed 15 July 2014 by Anonymous
First ferry journey, it could not have been easier, smooth sail, on time , easy boarding and worth that little bit extra for club class. Would certainly use again and handy to have your own car, only thing I missed from flying was world duty free!
'Anonymous' travelled Troon Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"Travel by Cat the way to go"
Reviewed 14 July 2014 by Angel
New experience travelling on the Cat, excellent efficiency by their staff.
'Angel' travelled Troon Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"Troon to larne"
Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Carole Ann
Used Club lounge which was worth the extra cost. Major problem the bottleneck queuing to get back to car deck - no staff to assist.
'Carole Ann' travelled Troon Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
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.