Two of us will be traveling from Dublin to Liverpool (no car). I'm having trouble finding ferry tickets. Any ideas?
You may need to go south of Dublin to Dun Laoghaire (take the DART from Dublin, it's not that far, perhaps 15 minutes). From there you can take the ferry, (Stena Line I believe). I'm responding with information off the top of my head, but in 1999 I took the ferry from Dun Laoghaire to Wales (Holyhead I think). You should be able to find train connections to take you to Liverpool. Sorry so vague, but I hope it helps point you in the right direction. Good luck, and happy travels.
PS: you may want to allow some extra time to stroll around Dun Laoghaire (I hope I'm spelling that correctly). It won't take all that long, but it's a nice little town.
Ryanair has a direct flight from Dublin to Liverpool. Rates start at $10 Eur including taxes! Flight is only about 45 minutes, They also fly into Blackpool from Dublin. I flew Ryain on a previous trip and it was great! Cheaper and faster than the train/ferry.
I'm a fan of RyanAir, EasyJet, BabyBMI, WizzAir and many others. But the ferries are worth the added cost (and the hassle free trip since there's no airport security). The ferries are full of entertainment options and full of many Europeans traveling. Make new friends in the lounges or on deck during the trip!