15 new jobs as Foyle ferry sets
sail for summer
THE Greencastle to
Magilligan ferry resumed service bright and early
this morning providing 15 new summer jobs for the
The long-awaited car ferry will provide a continuous
daily shuttle service across Lough Foyle throughout
July and August.
It will see the popular 'Foyle Venture' vessel
return to the waves as a familiar sight for the rest
of the season. The journey takes approximately 10
minutes each way depending on weather and tidal
The new operators are Limerick-based Frazer Ferries
who told Inishowen News that 15 full and part-time
jobs including captain and ticket collectors had
been created with the resumption of the service.
The company also announced that fares are 20%
cheaper this year compared to 2015.
A single car crossing costs €12/£10 and a return
€16/£13. A multi-trip ticket with six single
crossings can be purchased for €40/£32.
The 'Foyle Venture' car ferry
departing Greencastle, Co Donegal, en route to
Magilligan Point, Co Derry.
Frazer Ferries secured
the tender to operate the service for the next three
years with the option of a further four years.
Company director, Boston-born John Driscoll, said
the company is "very excited" about taking over the
"Everyone has worked very hard, long hours to get to
this point and we are very excited to get going. The
boat is in great condition and we look forward to
welcoming passengers aboard," said Mr Driscoll.
The service will run from 8am-8pm for the rest of
this week. The regular sailing times for the rest of
the summer will be: Depart Greencastle daily at 7am
with the last sailing from Magilligan each evening
The ferry office can be contacted on 074 93 81901.