Passenger Vessel Licence


The holder of a Passenger Vessel Licence may sell alcohol to passengers for consumption on their ship or boat. This licence applies to a vessel used to carry and convey passengers from:

  • any place in Ireland to another place in Ireland
  • or
  • any place in Ireland returning to the same place on the same day.

There are two types of licence:

  • annual licence
  • day licence. 

The annual licensing period is from 1 October to 30 September. This licence will expire on 30 September each year regardless of the issue date. 

The cost for the Annual Licence is €500 each year.

The cost for the Day Licence is €50.

Next: First application for a Passenger Vessel Licence