Portballintrae

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Portballintrae
  • Irish: Port Bhaile an Trá
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Road leading into the village
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Location within Northern Ireland
Population734 (2001 Census)
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Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Portballintrae
Postcode district BT57
Dialling code 028
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55°12′50″N6°32′44″W / 55.21389°N 6.54556°W / 55.21389; -6.54556

Portballintrae (from Irish : Port Bhaile an Trá, meaning 'port of the beach settlement') is a small seaside village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is four 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 Causeway Coast and Glens District Council area.

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History

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Portballintrae from the A2 road to Bushmills.


Donald Trump

In 2007 Portballintrae was considered as a location for a proposed £1 billion golf course complex by American tycoon and future American president Donald Trump. [1]

Armada

Off the coast of Portballintrae a team of Belgian divers brought up the greatest find of Spanish Armada treasure ever recovered from a wrecked ship. [2] The Girona 's recovered gold jewellery is on show in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Places of interest

Runkerry House as it stands today RunkerryHouse.jpg
Runkerry House as it stands today

2001 Census

Portballintrae is classified as a small village or hamlet by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 734 people living in Portballintrae. Of these:

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References

  1. Caldwell, Johnny (2 December 2007). "Trump golf complex welcome in NI". BBC News . London, UK. Archived from the original on 24 May 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  2. "Girona gold: How a diver discovered 400-year-old treasure - BBC News". BBC News . 27 May 2017. Archived from the original on 24 July 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2020.

Coordinates: 55°12′51″N6°32′45″W / 55.21403°N 6.545792°W / 55.21403; -6.545792