Irish  Port Rois 

      town, Coleraine district, northern Northern Ireland, lying at the northwestern end of the Antrim Coast Road, on the basaltic peninsula of Ramore Head. Offshore in the Atlantic Ocean are the Skerries, a rocky group of islets forming a natural breakwater. The headland, or rocky projectory, called the Giant's Causeway is 7 miles (11 km) east along the coast beyond the White Rocks cliffs and caves. Nearby is Dunluce Castle (14th century), situated on a rock separated from the mainland by a chasm, which is spanned by a footbridge. Portrush has been an important tourist centre, and there is commercial fishing offshore. It is the seaport for the city of Coleraine to the immediate south. Pop. (2001) 6,372.

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