Stories tagged "Rosslare": 22
This is the Sea, Part I | Dyma'r Môr, Rhan I
There is a song by the folk rock band The Waterboys called ‘This is the Sea’. It concerns the changes in life, using the sea as a metaphor: Once you were tethered, Now you are free, That was the river, This is the sea. For some reason I had those…
M.V Kerlogue An Embattled Ship
The MV Kerlogue, was part of the cobbled together Irish Merchant Fleet during the second world war. When other shipping was not available, the country used all sorts of ships on the high seas, some of which would barely be allowed on the water at…
Welcome to Rosslare Harbour
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Working on the Ferries and in the Tourist Office
Agnes Ferguson sat down with Ports, Past and Present to share her family history of her grandfather and father working in the port, meeting her husband on a ferry to Fishguard and her own work for the tourist office.
Memorable Boat Trips
Agnes Ferguson sat down with Ports, Past and Present and talked about her most memorable boat trips of the past which allowed her to experience television, the sampling of deliciously cold soft drinks and the nearby lighthouse for the first time.
Rosslare's Welsh Cousins
Agnes Ferguson sat down with Ports, Past and Present and shared her memories of taking the ferry across the Irish Sea ever since she was a child, to visit family and friends living in and around Fishguard.
Growing up in Rosslare
Agnes Ferguson sat down with Ports, Past and Present and shared her memories of her family, growing up in Rosslare and the special scent of the wild lupines by the beach.
Swans on the South Slob
Wexford and its slobs were walled off from the harbour and reclaimed from the sea in the 1840s, forming a polderland that has become a hotspot for biodiversity. The North Slob is now home to the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, 200 hectares of flat…
The Sinking of the St Patrick | Suddo’r St Patrick
The St Patrick was the only ferry still sailing between Ireland and Wales during World War Two. The others, the St David and the St Andrew, had been requisitioned as hospital ships serving the European front. The St. Patrick made a regular daily…
Changing Tides | Newidadau yn y llanw
With the introduction of side-loading ferries between Fishguard and Rosslare, significantly more people took advantage of the new service and exchanged railway travel for the convenience of their car. And even though modern ferries are equipped with…