"Traveling to Ireland from the UK"
Reviewed 17 October 2014 by John
Our recent experience with Direct Ferries and the P&O Lines was very positive. Customer service was very good, from initial contact, through schedule revisions, reception gate personnel, to the on-board crew. We were treated with courtesy every step of the way. The ferry was clean and well maintained, very up-to-date. We felt safe at all times. The ferry departed and arrived on time, on schedule. What more can you ask?
'John' travelled Troon Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"Troon to Larne 3/09/13 and Larne to Troon 15/09/13"
Reviewed 27 September 2014 by Claire
Travelled with my husband and a mobility scooter, from check in at Troon , on the ferry , and on the return journey , the staff were FANTASTIc. So so helpful , THANKYOU
'Claire' travelled Troon Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"Ireland the easy way"
Reviewed 24 September 2014 by Frank White
Booking one car and four passengers was made easy using the online system and at a fair price. The ferry crossing was a pleasant experience with everything we needed available on the ship, food drink and a relaxing atmosphere.
'Frank White' travelled Troon Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"Troon to Larne Express Ferry"
Reviewed 19 September 2014 by Dorothy
Excellent journeys ... Staff help wonderful. I am disabled and was well directed to a close door where I was met by a young man with a wheelchair. It could not have been more convenient and appreciated on the help.
'Dorothy' travelled Troon Larne 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 Troon Larne route is a car and 2 passengers.
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.