Filming on ‘Redwater’, the BBC’s Eastenders spin-off set in Ireland started last week in beautiful County Waterford and the sleepy seaside village of Dunmore East.
Redwater is the name of the fictional Irish village where Kat and Alfie Moon (Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie) start their search for Kat’s long-lost son. The six-part series will air on BBC One next year.
Fans hoping to watch the filming, or simply discover County Waterford’s magnificent coastline can sail on Irish Ferries cruise-ferry the Isle of Inishmore from Pembroke in south Wales over to Rosslare harbour, which is only an hour and a half’s drive from some of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches and scenery.
Ferry fares start at £79 one-way for a car and driver. Additional adult passengers pay £30 each way.
Irish Ferries Holidays features self-catering cottages in several locations in and around Dunmore East, and at Hook Head on the opposite side of the bay.
For example, five nights at a holiday cottage in Dunmore East before 27 May is only £432 for two adults and up to three children, including return Isle of Inishmore ferry crossings for all passengers and their car.
That is at Seacliff Holiday Homes, a small collection of modern holiday homes set beside Dunmore East Golf Club only 650m from pretty Counsellors Strand beach at the bottom of the hill. These four-star standard houses have three bedrooms to sleep up to five people, and two bath/shower rooms. There’s a children’s play area on site and the seaside village’s pubs and restaurants are a short walk away.
Hotels in Waterford City, just 20 minutes drive from the magnificent coast, are also available as part of an Irish Ferries Holidays package.
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About Irish Ferries
- 4 ships sailing between Ireland and the UK
- The catamaran Dublin Swift is the only high-speed ferry on the Irish Sea with a crossing time as short as 1hr 49mins from Holyhead to Dublin.
- The largest ship on the Irish Sea is cruise-ferry Ulysses at almost 50,000 tonnes and 12 decks high with superb on-bard facilities: crossing time 3hrs 15mins from Holyhead to Dublin.
- Holyhead/Dublin route served by Dublin Swift, Ulysses and ferry Epsilon. Drive times to Holyhead from Liverpool or Manchester 2hrs; from Birmingham 3hrs.
- Pembroke/Rosslare route (crossing time 4hrs) usually served by cruise-ferry Isle of Inishmore. Drive time to Pembroke from Cardiff 2hrs; from Bristol 2hrs 30mins.
- Club Class (priority boarding, reserved seating, free refreshments etc) available on most ships.
- Ship-wide free WiFi.
- ABTA-bonded self-drive Holidays programme, packaging B&Bs, Hotels or Cottages with Irish Ferries sailings.
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