Irish Ferries marks 20 years of sailing between Rosslare and Roscoff

David Tucker

Published 07/07/2015 | 00:00

Michelle Codd, Paul Quinn and Bernadette Randall at the Irish Ferries Office Rosslare Harbour celebrating 20 years of the Rosslare to Roscoff Route.
Michelle Codd, Paul Quinn and Bernadette Randall at the Irish Ferries Office Rosslare Harbour celebrating 20 years of the Rosslare to Roscoff Route.

Irish Ferries says it has carried more than 1.5 million passengers and 400 vehicles in the 20 years since it started its Rosslare Europort to Roscoff service.

Inaugurated in summer 1995, it was introduced to compliment the company's then-established services to Normandy, via Cherbourg and Le Havre and to provide passengers with a direct service to and from Brittany, a region popular with Irish holidaymakers.

Today, services to Roscoff form an important part of the wider Irish Ferries Ireland / France route network - one that includes year-round services from Rosslare to Cherbourg and a recently introduced, once-weekly return service from Dublin.

Over its two decades in operation, services to Roscoff have recorded some 1,230 ferry arrivals and departures.

Passenger carryings on the route are in excess of 1.5 million passengers and 400,000 vehicles.

Since its introduction, the service has been serviced by the vessels St. Patrick II, St. Killian II, Normandy and the present cruise ferry, Oscar Wilde.

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