Irish Ferries

Irish Ferries is a division of the Irish Continental Group (ICG) plc, an Irish shipping and transport group. The company operates passenger and freight routes between Ireland, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.

Irish Continental Line was formed in 1973 as a joint venture between Irish Shipping Limited, Fearnley & Eger and the Swedish company Lion Ferry. It originally operated on the Rosslare–Le Havre route. Irish Shipping Ltd went into liquidation in 1984 and Irish Continental Line was sold off in a management buyout and emerged as the Irish Continental Group.

In 1992 the Irish Continental Group took over the British and Irish Steam Packet Company Limited, a nationalised company which traded under the name B&I Line which operated ferry services between Dublin and Holyhead and between Rosslare and Pembroke Dock. In 1995 the trading name of the B&I Line and ICG’s own ferry services were changed to Irish Ferries.

MV Epsilon – Past and Present

MV Epsilon – Past and Present

MV Epsilon, ex Cartour Epsilon - Steel twin screw “NAOS 271” motor vessel, built in 2011 by C.N. "Visentini" di Visentini Francesco & C., Donada, Italy  (Yard No. 228) as…
MV Penda – Past and Present

MV Penda – Past and Present

MV Express Ex Caribbean Express, Peveril, nf Jaguar, Penda, ASD Meteor, Holmia Penda – © National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972…
MV Saint Killian (II) – Past and Present

MV Saint Killian (II) – Past and Present

MV Egnatia, ex Egnatia III, Medina Star, Saint Killian II, Saint Killian, Stena Scandinavica (I) - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1973 by Titovo Brodogradiliste, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia (Yard…
MV Leinster (1981) – Past and Present

MV Leinster (1981) – Past and Present

MV Madeleine, ex Isle of Inishturk, Isle of Inishmore, Leinster - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 at Verolme Cork Dockyards Ltd, Cork, Ireland (Yard No 979) Passenger…
MV Thomas Wehr – Past and Present

MV Thomas Wehr – Past and Present

MV Lider Samsun, ex Taurine, Anglian Way, Thomas Wehr, Horn Link, Fuldatal, Santa Maria, Mana, Thomas Wehr, Dana Germania, Tor Neerlandia, Thomas Wehr, Wacro Express, Thomas Wehr - Steel twin…
MV Isle of Innisfree (1995) – Past and Present

MV Isle of Innisfree (1995) – Past and Present

MV Kaitaki, ex Challenger, Stena Challenger, Pride of Cherbourg, Isle of Innisfree - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1995 by Van der Giessen-De Noord, Krimpen aan den IJssel, Holland…
MV Isle of Inishmore – Past and Present

MV Isle of Inishmore – Past and Present

MV Isle of Inishmore - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1997 by Van der Giessen-De Noord, Krimpen a/d Ijssel, Holland (Yard No  968) as a Ro-Pax ferry for…
MV Ulysses – Past and Present

MV Ulysses – Past and Present

MV Ulysses - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Aker Finnyards, Rauma, Finland (Yard No 429) as a RoRo car ferry for Irish Ferries
MV W.B. Yeats – Past and Present

MV W.B. Yeats – Past and Present

MV W.B. Yeats © Robbie Cox (Dublin, 14/03/2019) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2018 by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Flensburg (Yard No 771) as a Car-Unitized…
MV Breizh-Izel – Past and Present

MV Breizh-Izel – Past and Present

MV Duchess M, ex Balbeck, Duchess M, Breizh-Izel, Iniochos Express, Rata Hills, Wanaka - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1970 at Taikoo Dockyard & Eng. Co, Quarry Bay,…
MV Juniper – Past and Present

MV Juniper – Past and Present

MV Santa Rita, ex Juniper, Cap Benat - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1977 by (Yard No. 237),Cie. Maritime des Chargeurs Reunis S.A. (C.M.C.R.), France
MV Purbeck – Past and Present

MV Purbeck – Past and Present

MV Maria Rosario, ex Purbeck - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 at Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre (ACH), Le Havre, France (Yard No 247) for Truckline Ferries…
MV Normandy – Past and Present

MV Normandy – Past and Present

MV ARV2, ex Normandy, Stena Normandy, St Nicholas, Prinsessan Birgitta, GV 909 - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1981 by Götaverken Arendal Ab Göteborg  (Yard No. 909), for Ab…
MV Saint Patrick II – Past and Present

MV Saint Patrick II – Past and Present

MV CTMA Vacancier, ex City of Cork, Ville de Sete, Egnatia II, Saint Patrick II, Aurella - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft GmbH &…
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