Belfast to Ballyshannon

Route Details

  • From/To: Belfast to Ballyshannon
  • Distance: 242 miles of route
  • National Route: 9, 91, 92, 93
  • Type: Route follows minor roads with traffic-free sections. Busy through major towns.

Route Description

Ireland's first coast to coast route begins in Whiteabbey following a largely traffic free route to Lisburn. You travel up Belfast Lough, the birthplace of the Titanic and you follow the River Lagan into the heart of the beautiful city itself. Towpaths take you onto Lisburn where quiet roads take you to Oxford Island on the shores of Lough Neagh.

From here the route travels along a traffic free path along the Newry Canal and into the cathedral city of Armagh.  From Armagh, you travel to the market towns of Dungannon and Cookstown. The route then passes over the remote Sperrin mountains and stone age allignments such as those at Beaghmore. Onto Omagh through quiet roads to Enniskillen and on towards Ballyshannon and the Atlantic Ocean.

Things to see and do

  • Lough Neagh
  • Armargh Cathedral
  • Fermanagh lakelands
  • Marble Arch Caves
  • Rossnowlagh beach

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Belfast to Ballyshannon via: Lisburn, Portadown, Armagh, Dungannon, Cookstown, Omagh, Enniskillen, Belcoo.