Tag Archives: Irish Ferries

Roscoff: a good ferry port option even for those driving to the Riviera

Traditionally I have used the Normandy ports when taking a ferry from Ireland to France. The original destination in the 1970s, first served from Rosslare by the rickety old St. Patrick, was Le Harve. Later Irish Ferries, the successor to … Continue reading

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Ambling up to Cherbourg

Driving from the Cote d’Azur to Cherbourg is a 1,350km trek over thirteen or so hours behind the wheel, depending of course on the number of “bouchons” (traffic jams) that you encounter on the French autoroute system. To be fair … Continue reading

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Wandering down through France

It was time to head back from Ireland to France. This time we decided to take the ferry from Rosslare to Roscoff on the basis that the route was shorter and we’d spend less time cooped up on the boat … Continue reading

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White van to the Côte d’Azur

I am delighted to announce that I have joined the “man with white van” movement after driving a Mercedes Sprinter van from Dublin to the South of France and back. The van was hired from Van Rentals.ie, a company that … Continue reading

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Irish Ferries to Cherbourg

Yesterday we took the Irish Ferries vessel “Oscar Wilde” from Rosslare to Cherbourg. I have been travelling  by ferry between Ireland and France since 1973 in fair weather and foul (one particular voyage in force 9 winds sticks in the … Continue reading

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