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Doolin Ferries Discount coupon.

Doolin ferries discount.

Bill O’Brien and the team at O’Brien Line Doolin Ferries have launched a Facebook page and to celebrate they are making this 10% discount coupon available to those that “like” (Do it below) their Facebook page. Ferry travel from Doolin is already great value and I’m sure that in these difficult times you’ll appreciate the extra saving. O’Brien Line operate the largest ferry in Doolin and visit all 3 Aran Islands daily. The “Tranquility” also does a daily sightseeing trip to the Cliffs of Moher.

O’Brien Line Website

Give them a call now on 065 707 5555

Well done to Bill and his team and we wish them every success with their Facebook page.

doolin ferries discount coupon

Discount available to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher

Download your voucher at the foot of this post.

picture of aran ferry

The Tranquility is the largest ferry operating in Doolin.

Save  a file below and then print it off for use. Alternatively save the image of the coupon above and print it or save it on your smartphone and bring that along to the pier..

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More drama in the Aran Islands ferry saga.

New twist to Aran ferry saga as ship is arrested in Galway.


Will these 2 Aran Islands Ferries ever leave Galway. The saga continues.

Detention of 7,000 tonne vessel ordered by Irish Admiralty Marshal

BY CIARAN TIERNEY in the Galway City Tribune.

The saga over the transfer of two former Aran islands ferries to a new owner in Mauritius took a new twist yesterday when the large Danish cargo ship which is due to collect them was arrested at Galway Harbour.

An order from the Irish Admiralty Marshal, Paula Healy, for the detention of the Thor Gitta effectively means that the Danish registered cargo ship cannot leave the docks with the Clann na nOileain and Clan Eagle 1 ferries on board.

The arrest, believed to be the first in 20 years at the port, is the equivalent of a High Court injunction and ensures that the multi-purpose 7,000 tonne ship will be unable to leave Irish waters pending the payment of a bond to the Irish authorities.

A complaint was received by the Admiralty Marshal at the High Court in Dublin and Ms Healy proceeded with the arrest warrant which was issued to the ship’s captain when staff from the Revenue Commissioners boarded the vessel at lunchtime yesterday.

A watchman presented the arrest order to the ship’s master and a ‘keeper’ from Revenue is set to maintain a presence on the boat over the weekend.

The detention of the ship comes a week after an accident in which three men were injured when one of the ferries, Clann na nOileain, plunged into the docks from a height of about 12 metres (40 feet) after a cable snapped on one of the cargo ship’s two 60 metre high cranes.

See the story on the fall with video and pictures.

That accident occurred a week after another huge cargo ship, the German registered Pantanal, ran aground on rocks near Rossaveal after it was also deployed to pick up the two ferries. Throughout the past week, the Pantanal has been moored off Mutton Island as a team of welders have repaired the damage caused to the vessel.

Although a new cable has been sourced from the Netherlands for the Thor Gitta this week, yesterday’s arrest means that all three vessels will be left sitting in Galway Harbour over the weekend while the Pantanal continues to sit out in the bay.

thor gitta

The Galway City Tribune.

New Ferry Service to the Aran Islands from Liscannor.

New Ferry service from Liscannor.

Note by Admin ( Jan 2012): This service no longer operates.

The picturesque harbour of Liscannor in Co. Clare is home to a new ferry service to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs-of-Moher.
Recently launched Aran Line operate open and covered RIB type craft . These fast fun boats are a great way to get to the Islands quickly. Departing from Liscannor and Doolin this new service is a welcome addition to the choice available to Aran islands Visitors.

Aran Islands Information.