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Portrush - Antrim - Strand

The Strand & Harbour

This old picture reproduction gives a great elevated view of Portush Harbour and town. 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.

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Photo Details

  • County Antrim
  • Town: Portrush
  • Scene: The Strand
  • Date: early 1900's

Specifications

  • Digitally remastered
  • 10' x 8' printed on quality photo paper, also available in larger sizes
  • Also available mounted & framed, ask for details
  • Colour images can be printed in black& white if preferred.
  • Read about Portrush below

Portrush, County Antrim

Portrush (from the Irish: Port Rois meaning 'port of the promontory') is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. 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.

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.

Despite being in County Antrim, Portrush is in the East Londonderry constituency for the UK Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.

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.
  • 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.

Events

  • Portrush hosts an annual air show.
  • The RNLI raft race is a popular annual event. The Raft Race is a popular competition where contestants must build a raft that can travel from the West Strand beach into Portrush Harbour. The contest has been featured on Northern Ireland news broadcasts on several years. The Raft Race event is still a great credit to the RNLI's popularity in the area.
  • On June 17, 2006 Norman Cook DJed to 20,000 people on the town's East Strand beach. Cook had previously played similar gigs on Brighton beach and Flamengo Beach in Rio de Janeiro. The PSNI made eleven arrests at the event, on suspicion of the possession of drugs with the intent to supply.
  • North West 200 The motorcycle race which runs through Portstewart , Coleraine and Portrush every May. A long running tourist attraction which has attracted crowds in excess of 150,000 in past years. Robert Dunlop and his late brother Joey Dunlop have been regular winners at the races, they hold the record for most wins, with 15 and 13 wins respectively.

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:

  • 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.

People

  • Rev. James Law, father of Canadian born Andrew Bonar Law, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, (1922-1923) was born here.
  • Actor James Nesbitt, although born in neighbouring Ballycastle and raised in neighbouring Coleraine, has many times described his fondness of and experiences in Portrush in his youth. (The Friday Night Project). James Nesbitt was instrumental in the decision to film an episode of 'Cold Feet' in Portrush and the surrounding coastline.

Portrush, County Antrim

Portrush (from the Irish: Port Rois meaning 'port of the promontory') is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. 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.

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.

Despite being in County Antrim, Portrush is in the East Londonderry constituency for the UK Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.

Portrush (from the Irish: Port Rois meaning 'port of the promontory') is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. 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.

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.

Despite being in County Antrim, Portrush is in the East Londonderry constituency for the UK Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.

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.
  • 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.

Events

  • Portrush hosts an annual air show.
  • The RNLI raft race is a popular annual event. The Raft Race is a popular competition where contestants must build a raft that can travel from the West Strand beach into Portrush Harbour. The contest has been featured on Northern Ireland news broadcasts on several years. The Raft Race event is still a great credit to the RNLI's popularity in the area.
  • On June 17, 2006 Norman Cook DJed to 20,000 people on the town's East Strand beach. Cook had previously played similar gigs on Brighton beach and Flamengo Beach in Rio de Janeiro. The PSNI made eleven arrests at the event, on suspicion of the possession of drugs with the intent to supply.
  • North West 200 The motorcycle race which runs through Portstewart , Coleraine and Portrush every May. A long running tourist attraction which has attracted crowds in excess of 150,000 in past years. Robert Dunlop and his late brother Joey Dunlop have been regular winners at the races, they hold the record for most wins, with 15 and 13 wins respectively.

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:

  • 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.

People

  • Rev. James Law, father of Canadian born Andrew Bonar Law, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, (1922-1923) was born here.
  • Actor James Nesbitt, although born in neighbouring Ballycastle and raised in neighbouring Coleraine, has many times described his fondness of and experiences in Portrush in his youth. (The Friday Night Project). James Nesbitt was instrumental in the decision to film an episode of 'Cold Feet' in Portrush and the surrounding coastline.