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Encyclopedia > Portrush
Portrush
Port Rois
Location
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
54.417° N 6.434° W
Statistics
Province: Ulster
County: County Antrim
District: Coleraine Borough
Population (2001) 6,372

Portrush (in Irish: Port Rois, ie port of the promontory) is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, beside the border with County Londonderry. The main part of the old town, including the railway station, most hotels, restaurants and bars, is built on a mile long peninsula, Ramore Head, pointing north-northwest. It had a population of 6,372 people in the 2001 Census. In the off-season, Portrush is a dormitory town for the nearby campus of the University of Ulster at Coleraine. Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... Image File history File links NorthernIrelandColeraine. ... GPS satellite in orbit, image courtesy NASA GPS redirects here. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 24,481 Population (estimate) 1,931,981 Ulster (Irish: Cúige Uladh, IPA: ) forms one of the four traditional provinces of Ireland. ... The island of Ireland has 32 counties, with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland being nicknamed respectively the six counties and the twenty-six counties. ... County Antrim ( in [Gaelic) is one of the six Irish counties that form Northern Ireland. ... Northern Ireland is divided into 26 districts for local government purposes. ... Coleraine Borough Council is a Local Council partly in County Antrim and partly in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... County Antrim ( in [Gaelic) is one of the six Irish counties that form Northern Ireland. ... Dieu et mon droit (motto) (French for God and my right)2 Northern Irelands location within the UK Main language English Other recognised languages Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area  - Total Ranked 4th... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: coord}}}_N_{{{west coord}}}_W_{{{region:IE_type:city}}} {{{north coord}}}° N {{{west coord}}}° W Irish Grid Reference grid}}} {{{irish grid}}} Statistics Province: Ulster County: District: County Town: Derry (Londonderry) Code: Area: 2,074 km² Elevation: Population: Website: [http:// ] County Londonderry (Contae Dhoire or Doire in Irish... Peninsula A peninsula (from Latin paene insula, almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... Census 2001 is the name by which the national census conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 is known. ... This article or section should be merged with Bedroom community A dormitory town is generally a rural town where a large proportion of its population commute to nearby cities. ... The University of Ulster (UU) is a multi-site university located in Northern Ireland and is the largest single university on the island of Ireland, discounting the federal National University of Ireland. ... Arms of Coleraine Coleraine (Cúil Raithin in Irish) is a large town in County Derry, Northern Ireland at the mouth of the river Bann and has the advantage of being near some of the most extraordinary landscape in the whole of Europe. ...


It is the base for the Katie Hannon, a Severn class lifeboat and Ken and Mary, a D class inshore lifeboat of the RNLI. Lifeboats have operated out of Portrush Harbour since 1860. For more information see the RNLI web site. Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution Swanage lifeboat being winched up its slipway The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...

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Places of interest

  • Attractions in the seaside resort, next to Portstewart, include the famous (at least in Northern Ireland) Barry's Amusements, Portrush Countryside Centre,the Dunluce Centre and a swimming complex. Also in the town is the renowned Royal Portrush Golf Club which hosted the 1951 British Open golf championship. There are sandy and rocky beaches to the east and west.
  • Portrush is home to one of Northern Ireland's best known nightclubs. The Kelly's complex consists of a multitude of bars and clubs and is Northern Ireland's largest nightclub complex. It includes the nightclub Lush, which attracts many of the world's top DJs and hosts BBC Radio 1 events. In February 2006 Norman Cook announced that he would be DJing on the town's East Strand beach. Cook has previously played similar gigs on Brighton beach and Flamengo Beach in Rio de Janeiro. [1]
  • There are two long sandy beaches in the town, known as the West and East Strand. White Rocks and Curran Strand stretch on from the East Strand and are backed by dunes and the famous Royal Portrush golf course.

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Events

Portrush annually hosts an air show and the local RNLI raft race which both attract large crowds.


2001 Census

Portrush is classified as a Small Town by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (ie with population between 4,500 and 10,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 6,372 people living in Portrush. Of these: April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

  • 20.8% were aged under 16 years and 23.1% were aged 60 and over
  • 46.2% of the population were male and 53.8% were female
  • 23.6% were from a Catholic background and 70.6% were from a Protestant background
  • 5.1% of people aged 16-74 were unemployed.

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


References

See also


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Portrush (in Irish: Port Rois, ie port of the promontory) is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
In the off-season, Portrush is a dormitory town for the nearby campus of the University of Ulster at Coleraine.
Portrush is classified as a Small Town by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (ie with population between 4,500 and 10,000 people).
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