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Discussion Board / IF Special Offer Question
« on: January 03, 2016, 05:04:54 PM »
Hello all,
I'm wanting to have a trip in the OW while she covers the Pembroke run, my question is this, do IF do one of the 6 euro day tip offers mid week? I never heard of it but somebody told me it is a thing, to my knowledge only Stena do it, am I wrong?
Many thanks
Larry

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Discussion Board / Looking to track someone down, help needed.
« on: September 15, 2015, 11:29:59 PM »
Hi there, I am looking to track down a man called Dave Worth, he's a photographer and enthusiast based in the Isle of Man I believe, he was involved in the now defunct ManxLink website, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Discussion Board / Spam Attack
« on: July 01, 2015, 08:57:14 PM »
Hello all,
As many of you will have noticed (it's hard not to), we were subjected to a massive spam attack, I am working to get this all cleaned up as quickly as possible and thanks to Brendan for drawing my attention to it. If you encounter any more of it please feel free to contact me or flag the message.
Many thanks
steady as she goes

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The Merrion Lounge / Larrys bridge visit: Part 2
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:47:47 PM »
Hello all, I'm planning a journey on the Big U next weekend, was wondering if anyone can get me in contact for a bridge visit? The last one (as you heard) was stunning with thanks to Gerry and Derry on the IOI, could anyone point me in the direction of getting one for sunday 02/03 on the afternoon sailing from holyhead?

As ever many many thanks
-Larry

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The News Board / End of the road for three sisters
« on: February 10, 2014, 10:48:09 PM »
I just checked Marine Traffic, it seems the three sisters (Seafarer [Ant 2], Pioneer [Ant 1] and Buffalo [Anna Marine]) have reached the end of the road. All three are now at anchor just outside Aliaga, highly unlikely they'll come back from there, quite sad.




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The Merrion Lounge / For all the model nerds...
« on: August 03, 2013, 12:33:56 PM »
I have been keeping an eye out for model ferries to collect of late, in particular ones which have served on the Rosslare or Irish routes. I have found several, my latest thing on the want list are these two, both the Normandy and the Stena Europe in various guises from the years, check it out!



Here's where those come from...

http://ferrysmallships.moonfruit.com/#/home/4559105196

The previous site is relatively new and having spoken to the guy (Alistair) he seems to have a big passion for this craft, as I said I'm not sure how many of you enjoy the model ferry scene like myself but i Just thought I'd share it, Incidentally I have also located the Isle of Innishfree (Ex stena one), the St Patrick and the St Patrick II floating about (not literally) in this scale.

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The Merrion Lounge / Photo In Rosslare Terminal
« on: June 03, 2013, 08:22:47 PM »
Can anybody shed some light as to the origins of the fantastic pic above the escalators in rosslare harbour terminal, its actually the greatest photo ever taken, aerial photo featuring killian II in berth 2 and the (ex stena) isle of innishfree in berth 3, my 2 favourite ships, im basically wondering who took thias and if i could get a print of it somehow, i will settle for just taking a pic of this one if needs be, its a really amazing photo

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The Merrion Lounge / Ultra HQ pics of the original Irish trio
« on: May 26, 2013, 05:19:17 AM »
Hi folks, here's what im looking for, the ultra highest quality decent angle pic of one of the original tripod of awesome ferries, for reasons i will explain in a moment, firstly let me tell you the vessels i would like in order of their importance to me
#1 St Killian 1/2
#2 St Colum/Patrick
#3 St Patrick

or any combination of both in one place.

my reason for this is i want to get a real nice and very large pic of one of them framed to take up a nice portion of my kitchen wall, ideally i would like that awesome pic of the killian and patrick (1) in le harve together but anything is and will be considered as long as its ultra high quality.

my kitchen walls fight a battle between irish sea serving ferries and historic renaults, i think i need a large framed pic of one of the old school fleet to make this place right so help me out, show me what youve got from the old killian/patrick/colum gang, even a low quality preview, the intended size for my print will be close to 70cm x 30cm or so

many thanks
larry

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The Merrion Lounge / Ships Appearing In Movies
« on: August 10, 2012, 11:38:13 PM »
Well I'm just watching the bourne ultimatum over here and at one point theyre onboard the Al Monsour which was originally the Stena Nordica which was the sister of the Normandica / St. Brendan which served the Rosslare Fishguard route, the Nordica also served that route I think and at one point (very briefly) was chartered to B&I to serve Rosslare Pembroke but that didnt last long due to ongoing mechanical problems with her.

Also Ulysses and Stena Europe were used in the movie Baltic Storm, Europe played the part of the ill fated MF Estonia and the Ulysses appeared by accident in the background, I'm sure it was by accident as the Ulysses did not exist during the time of the Estonia disaster.

Also one of the HSS vessels in Dun Laoire can be seen in the move The General, it is even claimed the guy was queuing to travel on it although I think this is an error as I don't think the HSS was around in 1992-3 but I could be wrong

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The Merrion Lounge / Random model ship project
« on: January 06, 2012, 04:42:37 PM »
Having not been able to sleep very much as a result of alcohol withdrawls from the festive season I decided to put my time to some (good) use.

As anyone who knows me will know I live in an old coastguard station right on Rosslare Harbour and am mad into ferries. Over the years Stena Line have used a ferry called Stena Seafarer on one or two occasions to relieve our regular Fishguard-Rosslare ferry (Stena Europe) while she headed to dry dock for maintenance etc. The last time she visited was in 2010, she has since been sold on to Russian interests or something so we wont see her in Rosslare again unless its on my shelf.

I had cut a hull out of some waste wood a long time back and since then its just got in the way around the house, after closer inspection I realised the hull was similar to that of the Seafarer so last night I decided to make a burst at it.

To show you what I'm aiming for here's some pics of the original.







And here's my effort:
























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The News Board / Lady Helen
« on: May 26, 2013, 04:12:57 AM »
Not sure of the interest regarding this and thankfully there were injuries, I'm only familiar with the dale princess having spotted it once or twice in pembroke, seems like a well handled lucky escape for many folk, small as the vessel was she was carrying 48 people

http://www.shipwrecklog.com/log/2013/05/lady-helen/


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The News Board / Celtic Link Detained In France?
« on: June 09, 2012, 09:01:52 PM »
I have just heard that toward the beginning of the week Celtic Horizon was detained by French authorities. Of course I just heard the random gossip from folks who didnt quite know the full story so I wont repeat it however one thing all of the stories had in common was that LD lines were somehow involved in all this.

Does anybody have any info on this incident?

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The News Board / Rough Night In Rosslare Harbour
« on: April 04, 2012, 11:14:43 PM »
Well at about 9pm the oscar wilde traded paint with the pier here in rosslare harbour on a particularly difficult approach, only got a couple of pics on a crapy camera phone a few minutes after it happened...





It did well to get in considering the Stena Europe made an approach on the nearest berth to land but it was a futile effort, having made it quite near to the ramps the wind became too much and she came dangerously close to land so the captain floored it and headed off presumably bck over to fishguard or else just out to sea to try again later


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The News Board / Isle Of Inishmore Hits The Pottom (Possibly)
« on: January 03, 2012, 11:17:53 PM »
As some folk know I live right on the harbour here in Rosslare. The isle of Inishmore was running quite late today and seemed to be struggling to berth, at one stage she came dangerously close to the land side of the harbour (for anybody who knows the harbour its where a lot of the trawlers and such come in). When she got very close there was an incredibly loud grinding noise the she completely stopped moving completely for a few minutes, as i said ive never seen here come that close to land. Eventually she began to move toward where she was meant to go and came in as intended. Anyhow it's now 23:15 she's still here, theres a small little boat going around it presumably examining the hull for damage. Can anyone shed more light on this incident? I did snap a picture when she began moving again

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