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Kintyre Express Expands Service to Northern Ireland

Kintyre Express has announced a new passenger ferry service which will operate between Campbeltown on the Kintyre Peninsula and Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Beginning in May, golfers will have the option to easily extend their Ayrshire and Machrihanish golf vacations to include other world-renowned links golf courses, including Royal Portrush, Royal County Down and Portstewart.

Kintyre Express has been making speedy runs between Troon and Campbeltown for several years, connecting Machrihanish to Ayrshire and its celebrated courses at Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick. It will continue to provide service on that route.  And now, with this new schedule of service to Ballycastle, golfers will be able to access even more of the U.K.’s top-ranked courses quickly, easily and enjoyably.

It’s a links golf lover’s dream come true.  In one easily arranged golf holiday, golfers can now play in Ayrshire, travel across to tackle Machrihanish Dunes and Machrihanish Golf Club, and then continue on to play the legendary courses of Northern Ireland.

The commercial service will run four days a week from May 27th through September 26th, incorporating two return journeys each day on the 90-minute crossing. Additional journeys will be scheduled on demand. The service will utilize a custom-built Redbay Stormforce 36-foot RIB, an all-weather, fully cabined craft with a capacity of 12 passengers and a top speed of 37 knots.

Campbeltown – Ballycastle passenger ferry service operates as follows:

  • Friday 27th May – Monday 26th Sept 2011
  • Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
  • Fares – single (one-way) £30 • return (round-trip) £55

Fares & Booking Info

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Rob Babcock
Author/Golfer/The Golf Guide Guy

Posted in Ireland, Scotland, Travel