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Carlingford Lough Car Ferry to re-commence service on May 15

The Carlingford Lough Car Ferry is set to recommence its service between Greenore in Co Louth and Greencastle in Co Down on Saturday, May 15
Marie Louise McConville

THE Carlingford Lough Car Ferry is set to recommence its service next weekend with the easing of lockdown.

The service, between Greenore in Co Louth and Greencastle in Co Down, has not been operational since last March.

Since its launch, the service has been a valuable transport link between the Republic and the north, for commuters and the tourism industry.

Operated by Frazer Ferries Group the company's second cross-border service, the Lough Foyle Ferry, which operates between Greencastle in Co Donegal and Magilligan Point in Derry, is expected to reopen later this month.

Commercial director Irene Hamilton,, said: "We’re absolutely delighted to be opening our service on Carlingford Lough.

"Like every business, these periods of lockdown have been incredibly challenging, particularly for newer businesses like the Carlingford Lough service," she said.

"It was a difficult decision to close the service last March, but we knew that it was important for us to do our part on limiting the movement of cross border traffic during the lockdown period.

"We would like to thank all of our valued customers for their patience during the closure and we’re looking forward to welcoming passengers back on board from the 15th of May".

Further information is available at www.carlingfordferry.com

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