From England: Ferries from Liverpool go to Dublin port.
From Wales: Ferries from Holyhead go to both Dublin port and to Dun Laoghaire while ferries from Fishguard and Pembroke go to Rosslare. The Cork to Swansea service has been sporadic over the last number of years and is currently not in operation.
- Holyhead to Dublin port Stena Line | Irish Ferries
- Holyhead to Dún Laoghaire Stena Line
- Fishguard to Rosslare Stena Line
- Pembroke to Rosslare Irish Ferries
From Scotland: we recommend that you take a ferry to Northern Ireland (to either Larne or Belfast) and then travel through Ireland. If doing this portion by public transport, connections in Larne are slightly easier as there is a train station beside Larne port, whereas you will need to make your own connections from Belfast port to the public transport network, then the bus/train to Dublin and follow the directions from the other articles here.
From France: There are ferries from Roscoff and Cherbourg to Rosslare Europort and from Roscoff to Cork.
- Roscoff to Rosslare Europort Irish Ferries | Direct Ferries
- Cherbourg to Rosslare Europort Irish Ferries | Direct Ferries | Celtic Link Ferries
- Roscoff to Cork Brittany Ferries | Direct Ferries
If arriving into Rosslare Europort, and expecting to travel onwards by public transport, be warned about the trains! You will need to get a train up to Dublin then change from one station to another in Dublin to travel back to Millstreet. If you get the bus, you will need travel via Cork – this will take at least 6.5 hours, and may take over 9 hours. As such, we do not recommend arriving in Ireland via Rosslare if you are dependent on public transport.