Irish Ferries
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Parent Company:

Irish Continential Group (ICG)

Ships in fleet:

5 (one chartered)




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Irish Ferries is an Irish ferry operator that sails between Wales, Ireland and France. The company's head office is situated in Dublin. Irish Ferries is a division of the Irish Continential Group, an Irish shipping and transport company. The company's flagship, the Ulysses, is capable of carrying up to 5km of parking space, making it the largest car ferry in the world in terms of capacity. Other ferries in the fleet include the Isle of Inishmore, one of the largest ferries in Europe, the Oscar Wilde, the newest luxury cruiseferry in the fleet and the Jonathan Swift, a high speed catamaran capable of crossing the Irish Sea in one hour fifty-five minutes. Former vessels include the MS Normandy, which was replaced by the Oscar Wilde in 2007, the St. Killian II, which was scrapped in Alang, India in 2007, the St. Patrick II, which was bought by Coopérative de transport maritime et aérien and renamed MS C.T.M.A. Vacancier. The only ferry currently under charter to another company is the Isle of Innisfree (as MV Kaitaki) to Interislander Ferries. The Pride of Bilbao was under charter to P&O Ferries, but was sold to St Peter Line in 2010.