Irish Ferries name changes for Dover Calais and Holyhead Dublin ships

June 14, 2024

Irish Ferries has a proud tradition of extending its Irish heritage through the naming of its ships after famous Irish writers and their works of literature.

In keeping with this, Irish Ferries announced some name changes:

  • Oscar Wilde, currently serving the Holyhead to Dublin and Dublin to Cherbourg routes, is to be renamed the James Joyce.
  • The recently acquired Spirt of Britain will be renamed as Oscar Wilde. This vessel will join the Irish Ferries fleet on the Dover to Calais route later this month replacing the Isle of Innisfree, which will move to the Pembroke to Rosslare route.