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boomer
14th February 2009, 13:08
NB This thread is for information in the public domain ONLY! This applies to Irish and Foreign Naval movements and is intended to enable people to take pictures of the relevant vessals. If you are aware that ship visits to the public are being allowed then please make a note of this on this thread.

No pictures to be posted on this thread, it is an information only thread and any pictures or debates will be split off to other threads as appropriate.

As a part of this you are requested NOT to draw attention to any unscheduled departures of any operational vessal due to the possibility of the departure being related to ongoing security operations. Departures due to Search and Rescue operations can be reported.

boomer
14th February 2009, 13:08
LE Aoife is due to dock in Dublin port at 19:30 on 14/02/2009, due to depart at 11:59 on 15/02/2009 (Source Dublin Port)

LE Ciara left Dublin Port today at 12:51 (Source Dublin Port)

Goldie fish
14th February 2009, 16:49
L.E.Eithne is currently on the Deepwater Berth in cobh, so all you old sweats can head down and see how she has changed since "back in the good ole days".

sofa
16th February 2009, 21:15
LE EMER Last weekend Galway city docks

Goldie fish
27th February 2009, 23:05
L.E. Orla, on the Deepwater Berth in cobh(according to Port of Cork shipping report).

YankeeHotelFoxtrot
28th February 2009, 17:08
L.E. Orla, on the Deepwater Berth in cobh(according to Port of Cork shipping report).

And gone again.

boomer
28th February 2009, 17:20
LE Emer due to lave Dublin Port on 2nd March at 11:00

Primauguet (French Navy) due into Dublin Port on the 6th March at 11:59, departing on 9th March at 11:59

(11.59 may indicate arrival/departure time is not yet confirmed, it may also be the time when tides are suitable on both days so check the dublin port website for updates if intending to travel to view arrival/departure)

Goldie fish
13th August 2009, 16:39
L.E. Roisin and L.E Aoife in Cork Dockyard for scheduled refits.

Dogwatch
13th August 2009, 22:52
L.E. Roisin and L.E Aoife in Cork Dockyard for scheduled refits.

Actually L.É. EMER, P21.

Goldie fish
13th August 2009, 23:08
I was sure I saw the witch on the funnell.

boomer
13th August 2009, 23:14
18th August 2009 MERSEY (NAVY) @ 09:30 to Sir John Rogersons Quay

No departure date given.

Goldie fish
20th April 2010, 13:47
42. To ask the Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the fact that
the posting of detailed information on the internet about the movements of Naval Service
vessels could be used by drug importers or others involved in illegal activities to avoid
detection; his plans to review this procedure; and if he will make a statement on the
matter. — Pat Rabbitte. [15626/10]

http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/op/Apr10/Questions/pq200410.pdf

boomer
20th April 2010, 14:28
http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/op/Apr10/Questions/pq200410.pdf

The information posted here has always been already in the public domain and not released elsewhere. This means that the information has been cleared by the DF PO for publication.

Goldie fish
20th April 2010, 14:46
I wonder where else is he referring to? AIS does not reveal locations of Naval Vessels unless they are in port.

Goldie fish
3rd September 2010, 17:18
L.E Aoife, on Horgans Quay, Cork this weekend, Open to public from 11am to 4pm

hptmurphy
3rd September 2010, 21:42
AIS is currently Showing HMS Mersey to be along side in Cork City Quays.

L.E. Eithne Along side at Haulbowline...someone left the AIS turned on..

Kieran Marum
14th September 2010, 15:36
House of Commons Hansard – Monday 13th September 2010

13 Sep 2010 : Column 738W

Warships: Deployment

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which ships of the Royal Navy are deployed on operations at sea; and where each is deployed. [14952]
Dr Fox: As at 9 September 2010 the following Royal Navy ships are deployed on operations at sea:

Middle East:
HMS Somerset
HMS Chiddingfold
HMS Grimsby
HMS Pembroke
HMS Middleton
HMS Enterprise
RFA Cardigan Bay
RFA Lyme Bay
RFA Bayleaf
RFA Diligence

Horn of Africa:
HMS Northumberland
HMS Montrose

Mediterranean:
HMS Sabre
HMS Scimitar
RFA Fort Victoria

Baltic:
HMS Penzance
North Atlantic:
HMS Manchester
RFA Wave Ruler

South Atlantic:
HMS Gloucester
HMS Portland
HMS Clyde
RFA Black Rover
HMS Ocean

Home Waters:
HMS Tyne
HMS Severn
HMS Mersey
HMS Gleaner
HMS Echo

In addition two frigates, two mine counter measure vessels, two patrol vessels and one RFA ship are at notice for contingent operations in home waters.

warthog
14th September 2010, 22:24
no ark royal??
it seems lusty is in dry dock right now

ZULU
14th September 2010, 22:53
Albion?

Bulwark?

danno
17th September 2010, 09:44
Anyone know how long EIYX will be in lima romeo for?

golden rivet
17th September 2010, 10:22
Anyone know how long EIYX will be in lima romeo for?

dont know but sunray minor is hanging out the clothes at the moment..:neek::-D

Goldie fish
17th September 2010, 10:27
There was suggestions last weekend that there is a Good breakers yard nearby, and she might not make it home...

pmtts
17th September 2010, 17:11
Albion?

Bulwark?

She has been in dry dock at Devonport for a refit.

ZULU
17th September 2010, 17:12
She has been in dry dock at Devonport for a refit.

Ah - thanks for that. ;)

trellheim
17th September 2010, 17:18
french a750 school ship is tied up at John Rogersons Quay.

Fouga
20th September 2010, 18:55
Whats up with Emer?

Goldie fish
21st September 2010, 12:59
Whats up with Emer?

What have you heard?:eek:

Fouga
23rd September 2010, 19:15
There was suggestions last weekend that there is a Good breakers yard nearby, and she might not make it home...

Well nothing unless you were giving this reply above to this : Anyone know how long EIYX will be in lima romeo for?

**or have i got my wires crossed?**

danno
2nd October 2010, 20:07
Lots of multinational naval traffic coming in on ais in the Clyde /Glasgow area,seemingly a two week exercise "joint warrior" is kicking off this weekend.Quite a few are Supp/logs ships suggesting subs and RAS.

danno
15th October 2010, 15:54
I think final report is up on www.mcib.ie re sinking now

Goldie fish
4th January 2011, 20:13
Naval Service vessel LE Aoife detained Spanish Fishing vessel 100 NM West of Dingle,
1,666 boardings in 2010, with 70 warnings & 8 detentions.
Via DFPO

Thats about one boarding per patrol day.

Goldie fish
4th January 2012, 12:24
L.E.Aoife just got a bollicking on VHF from Port of cork for speeding in the channel. AIS shows them doing 15kn where you are supposed to drop speed to 5kn.

The Voice on Aoife apologising to the Cork Harbour radio did not get much sympathy on this very public admonishing.

Ouch.

jack nastyface
4th January 2012, 13:33
[QUOTE=Goldie fish;359587]L.E.Aoife just got a bollicking on VHF from Port of cork for speeding in the channel. AIS shows them doing 15kn where you are supposed to drop speed to 5kn.

The Voice on Aoife apologising to the Cork Harbour radio did not get much sympathy on this very public admonishing.

Ouch.[/QUOTE

Tis easy'r to ask forgivness than permission,:n:)

danno
4th January 2012, 14:47
Cork Port ops in no position to bollick for speeding given that a few years ago the pilot cutter doing 22 kts sliced into a Yacht which had right of passage ,the Sonia.

Goldie fish
25th April 2012, 21:36
The L.E. Orla will be berthed alongside South City Quays Dublin tomorrow afternoon, Thurs 26th of April 2012, and will be open to the public for tours from 2-5pm

Goldie fish
1st June 2012, 19:16
Friday 01 June 2012 - Change of Command Ceremony on Naval Service Ship LE Roisin



The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Andrew Montague along with the Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, Commodore Mark Mellett will be on board the Naval Service vessel L.E. RÓISÍN for the Command Handover Ceremony on Dublin's Sir John Rogerson's Quay on Friday the 1st of June 2012 at 4pm.

L.É. RÓISÍN was adopted by the City of Dublin in 2000 and has maintained a strong connection with the City since.

Lieutenant Commander Terry Ward, who is originally from Dublin, will take over command from Lieutenant Commander Peter Twomey.


http://www.military.ie/typo3temp/pics/616ca1b826.jpg

Goldie fish
1st June 2012, 19:30
L.E. Aoife is open to the public on Saturday 02nd and Sunday 03rd of June, from 2pm to 5pm each day, at Horgans Quay in Cork City

hptmurphy
1st June 2012, 22:01
Lieutenant Commander Terry Ward, who is originally from Dublin, will take over command

Again.. he was featured as OC in the RTE program on the NS a few years back

Goldie fish
1st June 2012, 22:20
Again.. he was featured as OC in the RTE program on the NS a few years back

That's right, I thought it was a mistake first.

Goldie fish
2nd June 2012, 11:22
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7230/7316854420_24241e9453.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagazine/7316854420/)
38 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagazine/7316854420/) by Irish Defence Forces (http://www.flickr.com/people/dfmagazine/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7316858316_9ef382a300.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagazine/7316858316/)
15 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagazine/7316858316/) by Irish Defence Forces (http://www.flickr.com/people/dfmagazine/), on Flickr

Goldie fish
13th July 2012, 09:58
FOCNS currently inspecting Crew of L.E. Emer at keyside in Cork.
Possibly Changeover of Captain?

Goldie fish
30th July 2012, 17:20
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/liCiyjfDydY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Exercise RUA

The Count of Monty Christo
9th September 2012, 02:13
I heard a ball hop, The Angola Navy has put a bid in for LE Emer, I will try to seek more info..

hptmurphy
11th September 2012, 12:21
Look in the OPV replacement thread, your ball hop is in the right region.

Goldie fish
11th September 2012, 13:13
Angola Owes us. We cleaned up loads of their landmines in the 90s. That said, isn't germany about to gift them a few fast attack craft?

Goldie fish
6th October 2012, 21:16
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sU1NrXMFpr4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

How to traverse the River Lee. Never seen it look so good.

Goldie fish
6th October 2012, 21:21
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vodh2Cg_3yQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Watch as the first man through the hatch trips over the bulkhead.

Goldie fish
20th February 2013, 21:31
<iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UQ7UuY3KgA0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SKwgYkzoVcQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Some videos of the NS in action.

hptmurphy
21st February 2013, 11:45
And they wonder why flying helos from PV sized vessels was dangerous.

Qiuck calcultaion between peaks and troughs the bow moves 30 ft up or down at any one time......Pity have a picture of the game played by the brave during heavy seas on PVs in times of old. where guys would launch themselves from the guard rail on the stern and see how long it took to hit the deck depending on the swell....

DeV
21st February 2013, 12:48
That's a CPV (seems to be coping with the conditions but I wouldn't like to be on board). The HPV is double the displacement.

hptmurphy
21st February 2013, 13:37
That's a CPV (seems to be coping with the conditions but I wouldn't like to be on board). The HPV is double the displacement

Hull form would dictate degree of pitch and roll, stabilizers would dampen pitch and role to degree but anything above 5 dgrees pitch or four degrees roll either side of centre washed out flying stations.

While the roll rate on the CPV is quite stable, the pitch is probably in excess of 10 degrees.

Goldie fish
29th August 2013, 20:37
<iframe width="640" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tyhNOhU1ed8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Footage from recent Naval ex.

Goldie fish
12th September 2013, 10:53
The Naval Service is unable to provide a ship for tours this Open Weekend


Unfortunately the Irish Naval Service are unable to provide a vessel for tours during this years Open Weekend due to operational reasons. A ship was due to be at the City Quays on both Saturday and Sunday, and over the last number of years has proved to be hugely popular with the public. The Cork Harbour Open Day committee and the Irish Naval Service regret this unavoidable development, and apologise for any disappointment caused.

However, there will still be plenty of activity in Cork City. On the Saturday Scouting Ireland host a fun raft race at the City Quays at 1PM and there is an inter-firm Dragon Boat Race at Cork Boat Club between 3PM and 7PM. Also on Saturday there is an open day at Cork Boat Club from 11AM where visitors can view the facilities while enjoying a coffee and home baking in the café.

On both Saturday and Sunday Atlantic Sea Kayaking will be there to take you under the bridges of the river Lee at a special Open Weekend price of €40 per person. The launch from Lapps Quay opposite the Boardwalk Bar and Grill. See their website, linked below, for more details.


http://www.corkharbour.ie/pages/newsDisplay.php?id=275

Toolbox
12th September 2013, 18:53
LE Ciara has now been tasked to attend I presume she will be open to the public

Toolbox
12th September 2013, 20:54
Scrap that last post, Ciara is not going to cork anymore! Sorry about that these situations are very fluid

ancientmariner
13th February 2018, 08:58
Scrap that last post, Ciara is not going to cork anymore! Sorry about that these situations are very fluid

With the vast structural improvements , countrywide, proposed for an expenditure goal of 115 billion Euro, it seems to me that the package should include upgrading Sligo to City Status and bring the port up to modern standards with 6.5 m LWS in channel and alongside in new berthage for ships up to 135m overall.
It would be a tide independent haven and could become a naval port on the west coast. There is a Bay on the North side of the entrance that has interesting dimensions and possibilities. A bit of infill, extend a headland area, stick a light on it, put in American style berthage, and get OPW to maintain it, connect to R291 and hey Presto, Naval Port Westhaven, Sligo.

DeV
13th February 2018, 10:03
With the vast structural improvements , countrywide, proposed for an expenditure goal of 115 billion Euro, it seems to me that the package should include upgrading Sligo to City Status and bring the port up to modern standards with 6.5 m LWS in channel and alongside in new berthage for ships up to 135m overall.
It would be a tide independent haven and could become a naval port on the west coast. There is a Bay on the North side of the entrance that has interesting dimensions and possibilities. A bit of infill, extend a headland area, stick a light on it, put in American style berthage, and get OPW to maintain it, connect to R291 and hey Presto, Naval Port Westhaven, Sligo.
And replace this?
http://www.irishrail.ie/about-us/freight-1

The freight is probably the only thing keeping the line open

ancientmariner
13th February 2018, 14:31
Marine Ports and airports will always attract traffic and business. Infrastructure is not just roads but what you put along it's route or at it's terminal points. As a state we have marked time or closed down decent items the Brits left us. We strangled key industries on short term exigencies. We do need another Naval Port. Our Marine planning is run by the same Department as Sewage , housing, environment, social housing provision, and all planning matters associated with land and Sea. Organise the commercial side of Sligo port to have a freight rail link.

Dogwatch
14th February 2018, 16:21
With the vast structural improvements , countrywide, proposed for an expenditure goal of 115 billion Euro, it seems to me that the package should include upgrading Sligo to City Status and bring the port up to modern standards with 6.5 m LWS in channel and alongside in new berthage for ships up to 135m overall.
It would be a tide independent haven and could become a naval port on the west coast. There is a Bay on the North side of the entrance that has interesting dimensions and possibilities. A bit of infill, extend a headland area, stick a light on it, put in American style berthage, and get OPW to maintain it, connect to R291 and hey Presto, Naval Port Westhaven, Sligo.

Why try to develop a port that dosen't have any infrastructure and a river that is very prone to silting.... The Hbr Master in Killybegs used to act as pilot before, and he retells stories of running aground numerous times trying to enter.....

If you're wanting to get infrastructure on the west coast, then get involved in the Galway port redevelopment, loads of berthage proposed..... pay for access or rent berthage there. Also Renmore is right next door to the proposed redevelopment, so it would naturally act as the secure location for any equipment...... and Galway is a much better run ashore!

Or if you were really wanting a greenfield site, then Blacksod Bay is the obvious location. Secure area in all types of weather. No requirement for dredging... lots of sites to establish a logs base there and build a pier infrastructure within Blacksod Bay.......

http://blog.nmci.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/harbour-pic.jpg

ancientmariner
15th February 2018, 10:00
[QUOTE=Dogwatch;457692]Why try to develop a port that dosen't have any infrastructure and a river that is very prone to silting.... The Hbr Master in Killybegs used to act as pilot before, and he retells stories of running aground numerous times trying to enter.....

If you're wanting to get infrastructure on the west coast, then get involved in the Galway port redevelopment, loads of berthage proposed..... pay for access or rent berthage there. Also Renmore is right next door to the proposed redevelopment, so it would naturally act as the secure location for any equipment...... and Galway is a much better run ashore!

Or if you were really wanting a greenfield site, then Blacksod Bay is the obvious location. Secure area in all types of weather. No requirement for dredging... lots of sites to establish a logs base there and build a pier infrastructure within Blacksod Bay.......

http://blog.nmci.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/harbour-pic.jpg[/QUOTE

If we are going to build a New Port with a dedicated Naval Berth then all options should be considered. In Marine Notice No.1, from our DOM, where waters in port areas are being assessed, Sligo gets smooth waters inside the Metal man beacon and calm waters approaching the harbour. Blacksod has a lesser rating due to the fetch to the east off mountains and the north south orientation of the bay itself. I will say I held position there in force 11 while at anchor. Galway is a lock in Port at this time. Silting in harbours is a matter for dredging and maintenance of depths.

Dogwatch
15th February 2018, 21:30
[QUOTE=Dogwatch;457692]Why try to develop a port that dosen't have any infrastructure and a river that is very prone to silting.... The Hbr Master in Killybegs used to act as pilot before, and he retells stories of running aground numerous times trying to enter.....

If you're wanting to get infrastructure on the west coast, then get involved in the Galway port redevelopment, loads of berthage proposed..... pay for access or rent berthage there. Also Renmore is right next door to the proposed redevelopment, so it would naturally act as the secure location for any equipment...... and Galway is a much better run ashore!

Or if you were really wanting a greenfield site, then Blacksod Bay is the obvious location. Secure area in all types of weather. No requirement for dredging... lots of sites to establish a logs base there and build a pier infrastructure within Blacksod Bay.......

http://blog.nmci.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/harbour-pic.jpg[/QUOTE

If we are going to build a New Port with a dedicated Naval Berth then all options should be considered. In Marine Notice No.1, from our DOM, where waters in port areas are being assessed, Sligo gets smooth waters inside the Metal man beacon and calm waters approaching the harbour. Blacksod has a lesser rating due to the fetch to the east off mountains and the north south orientation of the bay itself. I will say I held position there in force 11 while at anchor. Galway is a lock in Port at this time. Silting in harbours is a matter for dredging and maintenance of depths.

If you co-habitate with commercial interests, then DOD (NS) won't carry the burden of dredging by themselves... port of cork being an example. Yes Galway is a lock a t present, but that's why I put up the pic of the proposed development..... the proposed development is accessible at all times (and very close to another DF establishment). Sligo is probably one of the smallest commercial ports in the ROI (maybe Youghal behind it). Blacksod is a very large natural bay, yes exposed, but as you indicated yourself, an extremely safe anchorage in heavy weather, especially in winter.

ancientmariner
16th February 2018, 16:47
[QUOTE=ancientmariner;457700]

If you co-habitate with commercial interests, then DOD (NS) won't carry the burden of dredging by themselves... port of cork being an example. Yes Galway is a lock a t present, but that's why I put up the pic of the proposed development..... the proposed development is accessible at all times (and very close to another DF establishment). Sligo is probably one of the smallest commercial ports in the ROI (maybe Youghal behind it). Blacksod is a very large natural bay, yes exposed, but as you indicated yourself, an extremely safe anchorage in heavy weather, especially in winter.

The Galway Harbour project is verbally rejected by the worst Minister in the current Dail. I would support development of Galway Port but the plan needs to be more ambitious with possibly a dedicated all tides Naval Berth of at least 135 meters for MRV. We are due to spend 115Billion Euro on infrastructure with little or no mention of Port and Marine development-harbours, cargo handling, berthage, drydocks etc. In the list of European cargo Ports the only port mentioned North of Galway, is Sligo and after that Belfast and UK ports in order of accessibility. The unfortunate fact is our Dail reverts to type and the elected types want to decide where money will be spent. It is all Pork Barrel economics with no rhyme or reason. They don't have the skills other than to goad the public and each other, while some get immensely rich. Twenty percent in the Dail are Landlords-more vested interests-at least the US makes such heroes shed there assets.

DeV
16th February 2018, 17:16
No port investment planned outside of Dublin, Cork and Foynes under NDP

ancientmariner
17th February 2018, 09:01
No port investment planned outside of Dublin, Cork and Foynes under NDP

Such investments are pandering to already Public/Private groups with deep pockets and established customers and routes. In the last great leap Forward and National Spatial Strategy, Sligo harbour ( now under Sligo County Council ) submitted a study and proposal to skim dredge to 3 meters below Chart datum by removing some 250,000 tonnes of dredge materials but only to about 3 quay areas. The plan was to create at HWS a 1 hour opportunity for a ship with 5.9m draft to berth at a designated pier. At low water she would be sitting in the mud. The piers are currently 77m and 55m in length with ships up to 100m in length and 5m draft accepted with overhang and low water gardening opportunities. We noted in all their case making that the NS doesn't appear as a factor for harbour expansion. We are still Not developing, just reacting to passing trade like Moneypoint solid fuel Power Station. Sligo is a Government port and could be developed by bringing in Dutch Hydrostatics Engineers.

morpheus
19th February 2018, 09:16
Its already started - Kehoe was on the radio over the weekend in a debate about developing Rosslare - isnt that his backyard?

na grohmití
19th February 2018, 10:19
Its already started - Kehoe was on the radio over the weekend in a debate about developing Rosslare - isnt that his backyard?

His actual backyard.
That said the port has great potential, if it was just tidied up a little. It should be getting a lot more RORO than just ferries, and it would be better if the train went all the way to the terminal again. The tracks are there, the station is there, the level crossing is there, but the train stops instead at the port entrance. Makes no sense at all. Once that is done, start taking freight by rail again...
The port is dead, barely a restaurant left open. The town survives in spite of this, but is mostly bypassed by those going to or from the ferryport.

DeV
19th February 2018, 11:47
His actual backyard.
That said the port has great potential, if it was just tidied up a little. It should be getting a lot more RORO than just ferries, and it would be better if the train went all the way to the terminal again. The tracks are there, the station is there, the level crossing is there, but the train stops instead at the port entrance. Makes no sense at all. Once that is done, start taking freight by rail again...
The port is dead, barely a restaurant left open. The town survives in spite of this, but is mostly bypassed by those going to or from the ferryport.

And what makes it worse is Rosslare EUROPORT is owned by Iarnoid Eireann

The rail service to Wexford (never mind Rosslare EUROPORT) is shocking (especially when you think that the commuter belt extends to at least Gorey).

Depending on what BREXIT brings there could be scope for increased RoRo services. I doubt there would be room for any sizeable depot for LoLo traffic

na grohmití
19th February 2018, 13:54
And what makes it worse is Rosslare EUROPORT is owned by Iarnoid Eireann

The rail service to Wexford (never mind Rosslare EUROPORT) is shocking (especially when you think that the commuter belt extends to at least Gorey).

Depending on what BREXIT brings there could be scope for increased RoRo services. I doubt there would be room for any sizeable depot for LoLo traffic

Try explaining to someone just arrived in rosslare that not only can they not use the station in the terminal but also if they plan on going to the next city in the south east (Waterford) they'll have to get a train to Dublin first.
Waterford still has surplus lolo space at Bellevue.

Flamingo
19th February 2018, 14:58
Try explaining to someone just arrived in rosslare that not only can they not use the station in the terminal but also if they plan on going to the next city in the south east (Waterford) they'll have to get a train to Dublin first.
Waterford still has surplus lolo space at Bellevue.

Never mind that - try explaining to them the train to Dublin left 30 minutes ago, and the next one is'nt until tomorrow morning...

CTU
19th February 2018, 19:40
His actual backyard.
That said the port has great potential, if it was just tidied up a little. It should be getting a lot more RORO than just ferries, and it would be better if the train went all the way to the terminal again. The tracks are there, the station is there, the level crossing is there, but the train stops instead at the port entrance. Makes no sense at all. Once that is done, start taking freight by rail again...
The port is dead, barely a restaurant left open. The town survives in spite of this, but is mostly bypassed by those going to or from the ferryport.

Last time I was there I was sure they ripped up the the track to the terminal.
I remember when foot passengers where able to walk onto the ferries now they all have to get a bus.
The upstairs restaurant would be packed and the shop downstairs would always have somthing for the tourists. The place is empty now with a little coffee kiosk. Alot of this was of course before Duty Free was abolished and the ferries lost alot of foot passengers to the low cost airlines.


Never mind that - try explaining to them the train to Dublin left 30 minutes ago, and the next one is'nt until tomorrow morning...

I remember a couple of tourist once asking when the next direct bus to a certain location in the south east was, the answer was Sunday, and this was in the middle of the week!

morpheus
20th February 2018, 14:24
the rail line is still there between rosslare and waterford isnt it? is part of it a greenway now too though?

na grohmití
20th February 2018, 19:21
the rail line is still there between rosslare and waterford isnt it? is part of it a greenway now too though?

The greenway is the old Dungarvan to Waterford line.
I'n not sure about the condition of the Waterford to Wexford line.

na grohmití
16th June 2018, 21:46
L.E. William Butler Yeats currently visiting Kiel, Germany. The Irish NS has a long tradition of being in attendence for Kiel week (Kieler Woche), now in its 136th year. It is joined in the historic naval port by Foreign Naval visitors from Denmark, the UK, France, Norway, Netherlands Spain and Lithuania.