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New book released detailing history of Irish Ferries

A new book has been released about the history of Irish Ferries. The book which is entitled ‘Irish Ferries An Ambitious Voyage’ documents the companys story from its origins to its development and involvement of freight and passenger services from Ireland, the United Kingdom as well as Continental Europe.

The book has been written by Miles Cowsill and Justin Merrigan who are both marine historians. The 150 page book chronicles the route that Irish Ferries took during its early years of operation from Ireland to Britain. The book gives the reader a comprehensive account of the development and implementation of direct ferry services between Ireland, Britain and Continental Europe as well as the role thatIrish Continental Line and B& I played when they joined forces in the early 90’s to form Irish Ferries.

The book goes into great detail surrounding its ship building and modernisation programme that was implemented by Irish Ferries and resulted in the commissioning of four new vessels for the company’s Dublin – Holyhead and Rosslare – Pembroke routes. One of these including the cruise ferry ‘Ulysses’ which, at the time of its launch, was the world’s largest car ferry.

The book is illustrated in great detail including rare photographs from the company’s archives. This book will no doubt appeal to anyone involved in the shipping industry as well as all history buffs.


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