Ireland's Largest Domestic Ferry To Serve Aran Islands From Next April
A new 40-metre ferry called Saoirse na Farriage is expected to begin transporting passengers between Rossaveel in Co. Galway and all three Aran Islands in April of 2021.
As reported by The Irish Independent, the Saoirse na Farriage, which was constructed in Hong Kong and has a capacity of 400, will be Ireland's largest domestic passenger ferry when it commences operations.
According to the company that will be operating the Saoirse na Farriage, Aran Island Ferries, the ship will take 45 minutes to get to Inis Mór, 50 minutes to get to Inis Meáin and 55 minutes to get to Inis Oírr.
Hoping To "Brighten Up" Spirits
The Irish Independent quotes Aran Island Ferries sales and marketing manager Áine McLoughlin as saying, "We know it's an extremely difficult time for businesses in many sectors, ours included, but we hope this will brighten up Galwegians' spirits and that when we travel again, the ferry will have a positive impact on tourism in the west of Ireland."
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