The 1981 built M.V Madeleine' (formerly B&I's Leinster) career is coming to an end the Canadian transport department have acquired an interim vessel the MS Villa De Teror which was originally ordered by Viking Line but it's construction was beset by problems. (a read of her wiki page is quite interesting).
The Leinster was built in Verlome Dockyard in Cork a sister ship of the Connacht (now the Dubrovnik) she served Dublin to Liverpool then Dublin to Holyhead also spent some time on Rosslare -Pembroke after the Irish Ferries takeover she was renamed Isle of Inishmore in 1993 and later Isle of Inishturk. She was laid up after the arrival of the new Isle of Inishmore and sold to the Coop?rative de Transport Maritime et A?rien in 1997 where she has being the main vessel on her route ever since.
A true testament to the former Dockyard who built both vessels that they are still in service 40 years later.