PORTRUSH

From Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland (1900)

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PORTRUSH.— Portrush is regarded as the port of Coleraine, and is a pretty town of over a thousand inhabitants. It is situated within the shelter of a noble headland forming a peninsula, consisting of a large and picturesque rock, which has long been a subject of great interest to geologists. Steamers ply between the town and Glasgow, Liverpool and Londonderry. The scenery is very picturesque, embracing the Skerries islands, Dunluce to the east, and beyond the gigantic cliffs that overhang the causeway. Between Dunluce and Portrush are the famous White Rocks and caves, among them that known as the Priest's Hole, so called from its being the hiding-place of a priest after the Rebellion, who on being tracked and discovered by the soldiers, leaped to death in the seething waves below rather than surrender.

Portrush, County Antrim

Description of County Antrim | Carrick-A-Rede | Antrim Round Tower | Giant's Causeway | Glenarm Castle | Dunluce Castle | Shane's Castle | Carrickfergus Castle | Portrush | Albert Memorial, Belfast | St. Patrick's Cathedral, Belfast | Antrim Map

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