Blow as Foyle ferry runs aground

The Lough Foyle ferry service is up in the air again after the current operator pulled the plug.

The Lough Foyle ferry service is up in the air again after the current operator pulled the plug.

Operator signals intention not to run service next year

The future of the Lough Foyle ferry service is once again in jeopardy after the current provider served notice to quit the Greencastle to Magilligan route after only four months.

The Inishowen Independent has learned that Rooskey Frazer and Company Ltd has decided not to take up the option to provide the service in 2017.

The company, which is registered in Limerick and runs a ferry service in Carlingford, had won the Foyle tender process in May. The firm signed a three-year contract but only ran the cross-border Inishowen service from July 6 until October 15.

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