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? best route portrush to Drogheda advice interesting/beautif

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? best route portrush to Drogheda advice interesting/beautif

We are going from Belfast City Airport up coastal route stopping in Glens for 1 night as aleady suggested here, then on to Portrush or Ballycastle for 2 nights, then on the Friday (early October) we have to get from Portrush area to Drogheda for music festival that weekend.

Could someone please tell me best route, I don't trust AA route planner always! We don't want to go back same coastal route, but thought there might be an attractive route inland, we'd have all day to get there. Don't want to get stuck in too much traffic, love beautiful scenery. Suggestions for places to stop and see on route also welcome thanks.

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1. Re: ? best route portrush to Drogheda advice interesting/beautif

Try this link for a map of the Causeway Coastal Route

causewaycoastandglens.com/Causeway-Coastal-R…

From the airport you go to the M3 and then onto the M2/M5. These split a couple of miles out of Belfast. Continue on the M5 part of it and this will take you the Coastal Road. THere are brown tourist signs for it on the M2/M5 so you cant really miss it. It is signposted throughout as well.

For getting back it depends where in the Portrush area you are starting from. If you are in Portrush you can go via Maghera, Magherafelt, Cookstown, Dungannon, Armagh or if you are more towards Bushmills/Giants Causeway you can go via Ballymoney, Ballymena, Belfast.

Traffic wont be a problem unless you were trying to get through Belfast at rush hour. And even that is rarely too bad - certainly not rush hours you can get in English cities

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2. Re: ? best route portrush to Drogheda advice interesting/beautif

Another beautiful drive is:

From Portrush - Coleraine - Garvagh -Dungiven -through Sperrin Mts to - Plumbridge - Gortin and into Omagh. An amazing part of Ireland and stunning countryside.

Then , 2 ways down to Drogheda (but the first part above will be the best by far):

Omagh - Ballygawley - Aughnacloy - Armagh City -Newry and onto Drogheda on M1.

or

Omagh -Ballygawley -Aughnacloy - Emmyvale - monaghan-Castleblaney - Carrickmacross -Drogheda.

Enjoy your trip.

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3. Re: ? best route portrush to Drogheda advice interesting/beautif

thanks to both of you, some really good suggestions

From Portrush - Coleraine - Garvagh -Dungiven -through Sperrin Mts to - Plumbridge - Gortin and into Omagh. An amazing part of Ireland and stunning countryside.

This really appeals, any idea how many hours driving on this route from Portrush to Drogheda please?

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Hello again

I've tried A Pier View and they are away themselves when we visit unfortunately.

Is there anywhere else anyone can recommend in Portrush please, we'd love quietish position but views/near harbour and restaurants

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5. Re: ? best route portrush to Drogheda advice interesting/beautif

www.aaireland.ie/routes

will give you decent km and times etc.

Sorry cannot help with B&Bs.

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