Irish Ships and Shipping

Isle of Innisfree 1995-2000

On January 27th 1995 the new £46 million Isle of Innisfree, was launched at the Rotterdam yard of shipbuilders Van der Giessen-de Noord. The new 23,000 tonnes vessel is the largest capacity multi-purpose passenger/ro-ro ferry operating between Ireland and the UK with capacity for 600 passenger cars/ 108 accompanied freight trucks (or 142 trailers/coaches) and a passenger/crew complement of 1,760 persons.  In size, the new vessel has an overall length of 600 feet (181.6 m), 80 feet (23.4 m) wide 124 feet (37.8 m) high from keel to mast head. The naming ceremony was performed by Mrs. Clodagh Rothwell, wife of Irish Continental Group Managing Director Mr. Eamonn Rothwell.

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Photos from Timmy Mason
Photos from Charles Geary.
(Dec. 2011)

Raising tricolour on takeover of Innisfree in Holland.
tom o toole, Ann Riley, Jim Davitt, takeover of innisfree Gordon Moore, tom Redmond, Donal Davis, Charles Geary, visit to sulzer plant in Paris


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