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Ireland ferry ports

Ireland has strong ferry links with Irish Sea ports in England, Scotland and Wales. The most popular route is between Holyhead in north Wales and Dublin in Ireland, which has a direct high speed rail service from London Euston. Irish Ferries' magnificent 'Ulysses' ferry, which is without doubt the most comfortable ship operating short crossings from a UK port, is one of the options available to those travelling between Holyhead and Dublin.

To the north, the ports of Larne and Belfast offer a quick crossing from Scotland, whilst to the south, Rosslare can be reached from Pembrokeshire in west Wales, with good rail and road links to the ports at Pembroke and Fishguard.

There are daily sailings to France from Rosslare in County Wexford, from where Stena Line and Irish Ferries operate the service to Cherbourg in Normandy, and Irish Ferries also travel to Roscoff in Brittany. Irish Ferries run a weekly service between Dublin and Cherbourg, and Brittany Ferries run a weekly service between Cork and Roscoff from late March to early November.