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Portballintrae (in Irish: Port Bhaile an Trá, ie harbour of the settlement of the shore) is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, seven miles east of Portrush and two miles west of the Giant's Causeway. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 734 people, a decline of 10% compared to 1991. It lies within the Coleraine Borough Council area. A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Antrim Area: 2,844 km² Population (est. ... Motto: (French for God and my right)2 Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (De facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official language(s) English (De facto), Irish, Ulster Scots 3 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Office suspended... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Basalt columns The Giants Causeway is an area of 40,000 tightly packed basalt columns resulting from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. ... Census 2001 is the name by which the national census conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 is known. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coleraine Borough Council is a Local Council partly in County Antrim and partly in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. ...

Originally a fishing village, nestled around the horse shoe-shaped Ballintrae Bay, it was a cluster of whitewashed cottages nestling around the bay. Many of its earlier buildings have been restored and maintained. The original village houses were built in a line along the seashore and many old cottages still stand on the shore.

Portballintrae has experienced rapid physical growth since the 1970s. But there has been a steady change in its character, with almost all the recent dwellings completed acquired as second homes, and a considerable proportion of the older housing changing also to second homes. Considerably less than half of the dwellings in the village remain as permanent residences. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...




Off the coast a team of Belgian divers brought up the greatest find of Spanish Armada treasure ever recovered from a wrecked ship. The Girona’s recovered gold jewellery is on show in the Ulster Museum in Belfast. The Spanish Armada or Great/Grand Armada (Old Spanish: Grande y Felicísima Armada, large and most fortunate navy; but called by the English, with ironic intention, la Armada Invencible, the Invincible Fleet) refers to the Spanish-controlled fleet which sailed against England in 1588, with the intention of escorting... The Girona, was a galleon of the 1588 Spanish Armada. ... The Ulster Museum is located in the Botanical Gardens in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has around 8,000 square metres of public display space, featuring material from the collections of Fine and Applied Art, Archaeology, Ethnography, Treasures from the Spanish Armada, Local History, Numismatics, Industrial Archaeology, Botany, Zoology and Geology. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ...


Places of interest

The ruins of Dunluce Castle sit on the edge of a cliff between Portballintrae and Portrush. The castle was the main stronghold of the MacDonnell chiefs of Antrim. lots of issues | leave me a message 11:01, 2 September 2005 (UTC) Like something out of a Tolkien fantasy, the ruins of Dunluce Castle have a desolate, awe-inspiring grandeur as they rise dramatically from a precipitous basaltic rock standing over a hundred-feet sheer above the wild and... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ...


2001 Census

Portballintrae is classified as a small village or hamlet by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (ie with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 734 people living in Portballintrae. Of these: April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

  • 12.0% were aged under 16 years and 33.4% were aged 60 and over
  • 48.9% of the population were male and 51.1% were female
  • 1.0% were from a Catholic background and 96.5% were from a Protestant background
  • 2.1% of people aged 16-74 were unemployed

For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service Protestantism is one of three primary branches of Christianity. ...



  • Coleraine Borough Council
  • Draft Northern Area Plan 2016
  • Culture Northern Ireland

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