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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

The News Board / Stena Europe Not Sailing Tonight
« on: August 14, 2011, 11:43:08 PM »
Stena Europe arrived in rosslare at her usual time today, oddly she opened her bow doors shortly after arrival, possibly just to air the place or something but she's not yet gone back out to see and bow doors are still open, all the lights are on and there is no sign of her leaving rosslare tonight. I did also notice theres about 35 campers parked just up from the harbour. I had heard rumours that the europe has been having some engine issues lately, could it be a problem that has her in port tonight or would this be regular for cleaning or something to that effect? can anybody shed light on this?

Discussion Board / The Isle of Inishmore thread
« on: September 08, 2013, 09:12:36 PM »
Thought it might be an idea to have an IOI thread as the Innishfree got its own too, I'll start this one by asking if anyone knows why the Inishmore reversed into her berth in Rosslare tonight (08/09)

Discussion Board / Stena Europe/Normandy Big Movie Star
« on: July 24, 2011, 04:48:37 PM »
Hello there, Let me first introduce myself, I'm Larry, have been living in a coastguard station directly overlooking rosslare harbour for many years now and holidayed a lot here as a child (this house once being owned by my grandfather who was head of customs in the harbour).

I have always been a massive ferry enthusiast, my mini museum of models and memoribilia in my sittingroom is all the proof i need of that, I'm currently trying to build up a collection of genuine old postcards of ships that served in rosslare to hang in the wee gallery, if anyone knows where i can get some i would be very grateful.

Anyhow on to the topic, I apologize in advance if this has been covered but recently i saw the movie Baltic Storm for the first time, It's a movie about the estonia disaster and guess who stars as the estonia... I believe it's the stena Europe however it could be the normandy either, I have no doubt that it is one of the sisters, I can get screen caps if you wish or if anyone has any more info on this i'd love to hear it.

Also i found this site after a search for some postcards of irish ships and then spent a good hour and a half looking through some really interesting threads on here.

Hello to all

Discussion Board / In Depth Ferry Specs
« on: July 31, 2011, 03:51:04 PM »
Hi there, to aid a kind of project type thing Im working on I am looking for some tech specs on some of the irish sea servicing ferries, shouldn't be too much bother to get details i would think but one or two are already causing a little difficulty such as the st colum.

I'm looking for details such as:
Car capacity
truck capacity
output power

in total i want to have about 35 ferries, including
St Killian II
St Patrick II
St Colum
Isle Of innishfree (all of them including the b+i stena charter)
Isle Of innishmore
St. Brendan (normandica)
Stena europe
European Clearway
Norman voyager

etc etc

if you can think of any names and details (preferrably still in service somewhere in the world) please let me know, i would be extremely gratefull

Many thanks

Discussion Board / St Killian II, Everything required
« on: December 21, 2011, 06:53:14 PM »
Hello all, yet again I am asking for help on here, last year I decided that I would start building a very large (1m or so) model of the Killian II when I got finished with my various other models and projects. In the new year I plan to get started on it so what I need is as many pictures as possible of both the the Killin I & II (Post jomboisation) and literally any other material you can muster up. I'd really appreciate this, even deck pics would be especially helpful. I hope to keep a build log on here if people want to keep track and hope to start within the next couple of months.

Many many thanks for all of your help on this as well as everything else

Discussion Board / Anybody on here 'Connected' with Irish Ferries
« on: February 25, 2013, 11:01:24 PM »
As the title says, is there anybody on here who has a little sway with irish ferries, in particular relating to the rosslare pembroke route? i have a small favour to ask

Discussion Board / Rosslare Harbour History In Pictures
« on: June 21, 2013, 01:33:22 AM »
Hi there, being a harbour nut as I am I have began to upload pics from my various books and sooner or later some of my own pics capturing the Harbours growth visitors, and everything else.

These pics hail from various books as described in the album and more will be added as I find the time, feel free to enjoy them, credits to the respective snappers too.

If you cant see them just add me on Facebook thats no problem, it is after all a Facebook album as Photobucket has become terrible :)

Discussion Board / Irish Shipping Top Trumps
« on: June 15, 2013, 08:50:28 PM »
Hello there, for folks who know me they would know I have in the past made (and still play) decks of top trumps, I'm currently starting off a top trumps of my favourite irish ferries, the following is the list I have so far, anybody care to add any that I may have forgotten about. Also I may be 32 but you never get too old for top trumps.

The list:
St Killian II
St Patrick II
St Colum
St Brendan / Normandica
Isle Of Innishfree (B&I ex stena)
Isle Of Innishfree Modern
Isle Of Innishmore
Stena Europe
Stena Felicity
Oscar Wilde
Koningin Beatrix
Celtic Horizon
Stena Voyager
Stena Discovery
Lynx I
Dublin Swift
St David
Cambridge Ferry
European Clearway
Sally Eurobridge
Stena Nordica
Stena Adventurer
St Columba


Discussion Board / Info On Crossing Requirements
« on: February 18, 2013, 02:12:50 PM »
Hello there, Im just wondering can anyone give me some info on the rosslare fishguard crossing, like what form of ID is needed for both adults and children, well be crossing with 4 adults, an 8 year old, a 1 year old and a 15 year old, literally just on foot for a day trip, any packages for this kind of thing? most importantly though i need to know what form of ID the kids and ourselves will need
many thanks

Discussion Board / GTS Finnjet model build
« on: May 25, 2012, 05:29:44 PM »
So seeing as how the forum has been a wee bit quiet i thought i'd throw up a progress report on my GTS Finnjet build. It's a 1/400 Revell model, as you can see some of the parts dont fit together flush wo when the model is built i shall be using isopon to fill the gaps followed by a respray. The Finnjet is definitely worth a read up, theres a great history behind this amazing ship.

Discussion Board / A little breather
« on: March 31, 2012, 02:26:50 AM »
Hi all, well the entire forum has been quite stressed lately and a little upset too and thats perfectly reasonably given the current situation, while all this has been going on i redecorated my kitchen, painted and everthing else but i added a little decor, my sittingroom is already full of prints and models and historical pics and stuff like that but it seems it has began to spread to my kitchen, check it out

Discussion Board / Something that some folk may enjoy
« on: February 23, 2012, 05:06:43 PM »
I no longer have a freq scanner but here's some online ones from around ireland, its all streamed and takes up very little band width. Scroll down to the bottom for all the links, dub/waterford/wex etc

Discussion Board / Merry X-Mas To All
« on: December 25, 2011, 01:34:02 AM »
Happy X-Mas to everyone on here, the best to your families and yourselves, have a cracking christmas and a belter of a new year

Discussion Board / Julia lays down the law
« on: September 12, 2011, 04:38:30 PM »

just came across this pic thought i may as well share it, think it was taken in 84 after she collided with a frieghter

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