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The island of Ireland lies to the west of Great Britain, separated by the Irish Sea. The island is divided between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the latter covering less than 20% of the island. The Republic of Ireland was official formed in 1922. The capital city is Dublin and the population stands at just over 4.5M.
Regular ferry services operate into four Irish ports; Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Rosslare and Cork. Dublin is served by a freight only service from Liverpool (Birkenhead) whilst there are regular departures from Holyhead in North-West Wales to both Dublin and Dun Laoghaire.
On the southern corridor there are two usually two daily rotations from both Pembroke and Fishguard to Rosslare. Rosslare is also a gateway to mainland Europe, with sailings to both Cherbourg and Roscoff. Ireland's second city, Cork, is connected to Swansea with a thrice weekly service and there is also a weekly sailing to Roscoff in Brittany.
Most ferries serving the Republic of Ireland carry a combination of both tourist and freight traffic but some high speed craft carry tourist vehicles and small freight vehicles only.
Whichever route, AferryFreight can offer you competitive rates and deal with all major UK and European Ferry operators.
You can use this page to view all freight operators serving the Republic of Ireland, their ports and routes, or use our booking engine above to compare all routes to and from the Republic of Ireland.
Our team of dedicated multi lingual staff are also on hand to offer you advice as to which route may be best for you, please call us on + 44 (0)844 576 0060.