The relaunched ferry service between Magilligan and Greencastle (Co. Donegal) carried its first passengers yesterday evening (Monday). The resumption of the troubled service had been delayed due to an issue with a high-pressure fuel line onboard the new vessel FRAZER MARINER (ex Berne-Farge). Limerick based Frazer Ferries are again the operator of the service, which has been branded as "Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry" in a similar fashion to their "Scenic Carlingford Ferry".
It was announced yesterday evening that the vessel was now in service and carrying passengers across the lough for the first time since the previous vessel Foyle Venture (now FRAZER AISLING-GABRIELLE) left the service last year. Today was the first full day of operation for the service which is expected to run 7 days a week from 9am to 8pm until mid-September. For more information including fares please visit the website at: http://loughfoyleferry.com.
There is still no official start date for the "Scenic Carlingford Ferry" across Carlingford Lough which is also operated by Frazer Ferries, although the parts which the company were waiting for have now arrived and are in the process of being installed at the ports.
Video of FRAZER MARINER posted to the Lough Foyle Ferry Facebook page. Copyright © Ciaran McGonigle.