THE Foyle Ferry between Greencastle and Magilligan will sail on May Bank Holiday weekend.
The service has been plagued with problems.
Last month the plug was pulled on a planned Easter sailing.
Now a new vessel has been bought which will set sail at 9 am on Friday, May 4 Greencastle and will sail at the usual times.
The last sailing will be on 8.15 pm from Magilligan on Monday, May 7.
Kayleigh Clarke, Marketing Manager of ‘Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry’, said she was confident will run this week weekend.
“We had a lot of complications before Easter, but these have been resolved.
“The new ferry won’t have those problems and I am confident we will be running for the Bank Holiday weekend.”
It is understood the former vessel, the Frazer Mariner, will sail from Greencastle to Magilligan during the summer season, from June 1.
Donegal County Councillor Martin Farren described the confirmation of the sailing dates as “welcome news.”
He said: “It is important that we do not have a repeat of what happened at Easter. There are a large number of events happening in Inishowen over the coming months and it is imperative the service is up and running.
“A lot of people, including the general public, businesses and owners of Bed and Breakfasts and hotels were let down at Easter, as many already had plans made. This should not happen again.”
Colr. Farren said that it was important that the vessel sailing for May Bank Holiday weekend, as well as the Frazer Mariner, are both ready for sailing in good time.