Dun Laoghaire Holyhead 1826 – 2015


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The Rise and Decline of Ireland’s Premier Route.

In February 2015, just short of its 190th anniversary, Stena Line withdrew their link to Holyhead.  This book covers the history and development of the port of Dun Laoghaire and its link with Holyhead.

Through two world wars and beyond, the Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead service became a part of Irish life, millions of emigrants said goodbye to Ireland as they passed through the gates of the Carlisle Pier, the mailboat terminal. In happier times, emigration traffic gave way to tourism and the first car ferries appeared in 1965. Thirty years later and the route was selected by Stena Line to receive the first of its revolutionary HSS vessels; a measure of the high standing of the service to the shipping company.

Published 3rd March 2016

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Justin Merrigan




Hardback, 22cm x 28cm




Ferry Publications

Publication Date

3rd March 2016

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