Sadly Fastnet Line ferries have announced that the Swansea to Cork ferry will not continue. There service has had a troubled existence since its resurrection, and crossings stopped in November 2011 due to running costs. It had been hoped that the service would continue again in the Spring of 2012, but the owners of Fastnet Lines, the West Cork Tourism Co-operative Society, felt running the crossing was no longer a viable option.
A ferry service to Cork had operated out of Swansea, Wales, for decades until it ceased service in 2006. A local coalition in Cork raised funds to buy the ferry and set up the Fastnet Line. It’s sad to see an end to such a venture. Let’s hope it can be resurrected again in the future.
See our page here for alternative ferry crossings to Ireland.