- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Portrush
Situated in Country Antrim, and on the border of County Derry, is the seaside town of Portrush. Translated from Irish and meaning ‘promontory port’, Portrush is known for its many hotels, restaurants and bars. It is also home to the Royal Portrush Golf Club, which is the only golf club outside of mainland Britain to have played host to the Open Championship. Other visitors to the town come for its sandy beaches known as the West Strand, the East Strand, Curran Strand and White Rocks. On the East Strand is a 13-foot high sculpture created by Cork sculptor Holger Lönze called To the People of the Sea. A collection of rocks off the coast of the town, known as The Skerries, is a famous habitat for species of wildlife. The town has ancient roots which date back to the Larnian or late Mesolithic period. The town is located near the Giant’s Causeway and was once connected to it by the Giant’s Causeway Tramway, which no longer operates. Popular destinations for tourists also include The Coastal Zone and Barry’s Amusements, which is the largest amusement park in Northern Ireland.