With the hospitality industry awakened from its impromtu hibernation, the local tourism sector will welcome the announcement that the Carlingford Lough Ferry will resume full service from Friday 10th July.
The first daily sailing leaves Greencastle at 9am and then every hour on the hour until 8pm. Greenore departures run every hour on the half hour from 9.30am until 8.30pm. Full ferry timetable is available on the Carlingford Lough Ferry website.
Commercial Director with Carlingford Lough Ferry, Irene Hamilton commented, “We’re delighted to be able to reopen our service and we’d like to thank all our customers for their patience during the lockdown. Like many other businesses, our team have been working hard to implement our new onboard safety protocols in line with public health guidelines.”
“We have a range of new measures in place including regular intensive disinfecting of the public areas, social distancing protocols while onboard and an online pre-booking option that offers customers a 10% discount when they book online prior to travelling.”
The ferry offers tourists a quick and easy way of exploring even more of the area. The 20 minute crossing is regarded as one of the most scenic ferry routes on the island of Ireland, connecting the Mournes to the Cooley Peninsula. A new four trip explorer ticket means that holiday makers can hop back and forth during theyr stay for as little as £7.29 per sailing.
This summer, Carlingford Lough Ferry will also be offering their iconic Lough and Lighthouse Cruises. These will run every Saturday and Sunday evening during five weekends in August. The two-hour cruises showcase the beauty of the Lough and will take passengers to within 400 meters of the historic Haulbowline Lighthouse, located just off Cranfield Point, which is still active having been first built in 1824. These cruises sold out quickly last year and high demand is expected again when tickets are released.