*Photograph: Madelaine Finucane

SHANNON Ferries have been forced to cancel sailings from Tarbert to Killimer today due to a stranded passenger ferry.

An incident at Tarbert Pier saw the Shannon Dolphin ferry become stuck at low tide on Sunday afternoon (April 3).

According to individuals at the scene, “The tide went out as the ferry was pulling in and it had to let a coach off” at which point the boat stuck at the Pier.

Photograph: Madelaine Finucane

This resulted in lengthy delays for some ferry passengers of up to four hours and the cancellation of other services.

Clare passengers among the waiting crowds were among those impacted with some turning their cars around and travelling by road instead.

In a statement, Shannon Ferries outlined, “Due to unfortunate circumstances sailings are cancelled for the moment. We will advise when sailings resume which is expected to be around 5pm. We apologise for the inconvenience”.

In 1995, Shannon Ferries launched the ‘Shannon Dolphin’ for the first time. It is their third purpose built vessel, it was commissioned and built in Appledore, England. The ferry has space for 52 cars and 350 people.

Madelaine Finucane, a resident of Tarbert came across the commotion and told The Clare Echo, “We were going for a walk and we came by the ferry, we thought it was very strange that it was parked up like that when the tide was low and it was clearly stuck. We couldn’t help ourselves and had to see what commotion was about, there were cars parked and a crowd of people”.

She added, “It’s the first time we’ve seen something like this in Tarbert, we see ferries coming and going the whole time but this was an unusual sight”.

Photograph: Madelaine Finucane

 

Related News

colman garrihy 1
Colman Garrihy remembered as utmost gentleman
inis housing association 16-02-24 cathal crowe darragh o'brien
Housing Minister in talks with Uisce Éireann to try rescue Ennistymon €7.7m development
scoil na maighdine mhuire covid voices 21-06-22 3
HSE's plans to appoint Dr Holohan as cancer consultant causes outrage
damien carmody 1
Damien Carmody memorial tournament to honour a man who loved the GAA & the land
Latest News
Conor Danny o'halloran-2
Tulla 'model citizen' who bit off top part of brother's ear in land row receives suspended 17 month prison term
colman garrihy 1
Colman Garrihy remembered as utmost gentleman
oisin o'grady 1
O'Grady smashes two Irish records
1000038028
How golf benefits your mental health
clare v offaly 18-02-24 diarmuid o'donnell 1
O'Donnell delights with match-winning contribution
Premium
inis housing association 16-02-24 cathal crowe darragh o'brien
Housing Minister in talks with Uisce Éireann to try rescue Ennistymon €7.7m development
bridge utd jump 1-2
The Water Break: Bridge blaze underage trail, Manus' Munster march & Avenue eye St Michaels
damien carmody 1
Damien Carmody memorial tournament to honour a man who loved the GAA & the land
eoin gavin 2
'Impact of lack of housing in Shannon is too big to ignore' - Chamber President lays it on the line for Housing Minister
Ennis Car Park Announcement 031 eamon o'dea pat dowling kieran keating deirdre murphy brian fitzpatrick
Lease arrangement with Council for Cloister car park offers 'financial assurance & certainty' for Clare GAA

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top