To get the most out of your time in Ireland and to enjoy its scenery and culture to the fullest, you'll need to travel by boat. 22 islands have ferry links to the mainland, three of which are also linked to the mainland by road bridges. One is also connected by a railway bridge. Six sea inlets and estuaries around the coast also have regular mainland-mainland vehicle ferry services to shorten journeys. In total, you can find 34 local ferry services in Ireland marked on the map below.