Other Ferry websites
Dover Ferry Photos Forums – http://www.doverferryphotos.co.uk/
In my opinion one of the best ferry related websites on the net. Ray Goodfellow and Nigel Thornton do an excellent job. Particularly of interest to those interested in Northern Irish ferries is the past and present section, which contains a wealth of information and photographs (many unique to the site) of ferries which have previously operated to Northern Ireland amongst many others. There are also many excellent photos of ferries on the Dover strait throughout the site.
HHV Ferry Page and Blog – http://hhvferry.com/
An extensive resource mainly focused on ferries in the Mediterranean and Dover Strait. The deck plans section is the most comprehensive of its type I have come across (and also contains many general arrangement plans which are particularly useful for model builders). The blog is very interesting and contains many pictures, though unfortunately has not been updated for a while.
Irish Ferries Enthusiasts – http://www.irish-ferries-enthusiasts.com/
Although the main site is a little outdated, the forum is probably the best place to discuss ferries operating across the whole of Ireland. There are a few very active members (including myself) who are constantly posting and discussing (as well as speculating about) the latest happenings in the ferry industry across the whole of the island of Ireland (and beyond).
Bruce Peter’s blog – http://brucepeter.blogspot.co.uk
Probably my favourite author of books about ferries, Bruce is a very busy man. As well as being an academic at the Glasgow School of Art, Bruce is also a design and maritime journalist for Shippax. Bruce has written a number of books about ferries (in both English and Danish), maritime design, and architecture. His blog (although now not updated for a while) is focussed on both shipping and architecture/design and so is of particular interest to those of us with an interest in design.
Fakta om Fartyg – http://www.faktaomfartyg.se
Fakta om Fartyg (Facts about ferries) is a huge database of ferry facts and specifications. Although it is written in Swedish the author has provided a list of common words in English and it is straight forward enough to make sense of much of the information. If not there is always Google translate!
Ferry Site (dk) – www.ferry-site.dk
A similar idea to Fakta om Fartyg, but despite being based in Denmark this site is written in English. However, I find Fakta om Fartyg is more accurate on some things, and provides more information.
Paxpix – http://paxpix.4ormat.com
Not just another ferry photos webiste, Paxpix is about capturing the aesthetics of ships, especially in relation to their surroundings.
http://www.matkustajalaivat.com/ – Finnish based ferry site.
K-Ships – http://kships.blogspot.co.uk – Blog of Finnish maritime historian and photographer Kalle Id.
Photographers flickr pages
Scott Mackey‘s Flickr Page – https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmackey
Scott is an avid photographer and ferry enthusiast and often updates his site with new photos of ferries from the Irish Sea and elsewhere. As well as the normal pictures of the exterior of the ships, Scott also has many of the interiors. Scott’s photos feature extensively throughout this website.
Alan Geddes’ Flickr Page – https://www.flickr.com/photos/belfastship/
Andrew Orr’s Flickr Page – https://www.flickr.com/photos/67244289@N05/
Ricks ship photos – http://ricksshipphotos.piwigo.com
Stena Line – www.stenaline.co.uk
Seatruck Ferries – http://www.seatruckferries.com
Rathlin Island Ferry Company – http://www.rathlinballycastleferry.com
Lough Foyle Ferry Company – http://www.loughfoyleferry.com
Kintyre Express –
Friends of NI Ferry Site
(mainly local businesses not related to shipping)
William McKay and Sons – http://www.wmckayandsons.com – Small family run chandlers that has been delivering stores and supplies to the ships in Belfast, Dublin, and Rosslare for many years.
The Spectrum Centre – http://www.thespectrumcentreni.com – The Spectrum Centre is the only independent service in Ireland offering diagnosis, assessment and intervention for children, adolescents and adults in relation to autistic spectrum disorders and associated difficulties, such as ADHD, dyslexia, speech & language difficulties.
Cafe Halo (Dungannon) – https://www.facebook.com/cafehalo1 – Quite possibly the best coffee in Northern Ireland!
Sugarcane Cafe Bistro – http://www.sugarcanecafebistro.com – Family run cafe and bistro in Comber, County Down.
Rathlin Community Website – http://www.rathlincommunity.org – A resource for both the Rathlin island community and its visitors.