Once upon a time there were two ferries….

The news this week that the much heralded Swansea Ilfracombe ferry link is unlikely to get under way until next year is a bitter blow to tourism operators on both sides of the channel.

Mystery surrounds the announcement with the ferry company first blaming Swansea City Council for not providing suitable landing facilities (more…)

Published in: on 13 June, 2010 at 2:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dylan Thomas and James Joyce now closer again

Dawn over Swansea Bay and the Swansea Cork ferry waits at Mumbles Head to dock

Yesterday’s early morning sight of the Swansea Cork ferry looming out of the mist off  Mumbles Head got me thinking about our Irtish literary links.

The new service is in operation for the first time in three years and its appearance reminded me of Dylan’s admiration of James Joyce and Brendan Behan. (more…)

Published in: on 8 April, 2010 at 10:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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