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  • Frazer FerriesFrazer Ferries AISLING GABRIELLE on trials at Greenore in advance of commencing the Scenic Carlingford Ferry service from the Louth port to Greencastle in County Down. Courtesy of the Carlingford Twitter / Facebook page.

    AISLING GABRIELLE

    Profile of the Carlingford Lough ferry AISLING GABRIELLE, previously Foyle Venture. Includes an overview of her history, technical data, and photographs.

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  • Rathlin Island Ferry CompanyRATHLIN EXPRESS. Rathlin Island Ferry Limited.

    Rathlin Express | Rathlin Island Ferry Co

    Profile of the Rathlin Island passenger catamaran ferry RATHLIN EXPRESS. Includes an overview of her history, technical specifications, and photographs.

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  • Strangford Lough FerryStrangford II, with near-sister Portaferry II in the background. Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure.

    STRANGFORD II (Vessel Profile)

    Strangford II was built in 2016 by Merseyside's Cammell Laird to a design by BCTQ for the Northern Ireland Department of Regional Development (Now Department of Infrastructure). She replaces the elderly car and passenger ferry MV Strangford as well as the backup passenger ferry MV Rachlyn.

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  • Rathlin Island Ferry CompanySpirit of Rathlin departing Wiklow. Courtesy of AMS.

    Vessel Profile: Spirit of Rathlin

    Profile of the Rathlin Island passenger and vehicle ferry SPIRIT OF RATHLIN. Includes an overview of her history, technical specifications, and photographs.

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  • In Waters NewCanna. Courtesy of the Department for Infrastructure (DFI).

    Vessel Profile: MV CANNA

    Canna Introduction CANNA was the 7th of 8 island class vehicle and passenger ferries built to operate lifeline services to the Hebrides for Caledonian MacBrayne.  The island class design was by Burness Corlett, and based on that of a military landing craft.  The vessels are notable for lowering their ramps…

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  • Strangford Lough FerryPortaferry - Strangford Ferry Portaferry II

    Portaferry II (Vessel Profile)

    Overview Portaferry II was the main vessel used on the Strangford – Portaferry vehicle and passenger service across Strangford Lough in County Down until February 2017.  A more modern part-sister ship was ordered in 2015 to act as a replacement for Strangford Ferry and operate alongside Portaferry II.  The new vessel,…

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