Border Trail – Route

This is only a suggested route using mainly small ‘B’ roads or Regional roads. There are more direct routes to many of these towns and there are more attractions and sights to see and things to do, in various places than we have listed here. The route can be done over the space of a few days or it can be done in sections but most of all, the border is a line that separates the land either side which is not visible to the naked eye but at times, in Ireland’s history, has been a barrier between six of the nine counties of Ulster which comprise Northern Ireland and the twenty-six counties of the Republic. Going forward we all look to a time when all live together in peace and harmony whichever side of the divide we are born into.

handsThe glacial fjord of Carlingford Lough forms a natural boundary with County Down in Northern Ireland and County Louth in the Republic on its southern shore. Our journey takes us along hi-ways and byways inside Northern Ireland from Greencastle to Culmore on the estuary of the River Foyle. Lough Foyle is situated between County Donegal in the Republic and County Derry, Northern Ireland. We then travel from Muff through some of the undiscovered, unspoilt towns and villages in the Republic to Greenore in County Louth, back to Carlingford Lough.

North Trail

NORTH TRAIL (Northern Ireland)

A2 Warrenpoint to Newry  – Carlingford Lough (Greencastle)
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A25 Newry to Clogreagh to Newtownhamilton
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A29 Newtownhamilton to Keady to Armagh
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A28 Armagh to Aughnacloy to Augher
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A4 Augher to Clogher to Enniskillen
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A4 Enniskillen to Belcoo – B52 to Belleek
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A47 Belleek to Keenaghan to Letterkeen
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A35 Letterkeen to Kesh
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B4 Kesh to Ederney
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B72 Ederney to Castlederg to Strabane
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A5 Strabane to Derry
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A515/A2 Derry to Culmore
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South Trail

SOUTH TRAIL (Republic of Ireland)

R239
Lough Foyle (Muff) Muff to Burnfoot
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R328 Bridge End / R239 Burt
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N13 Bridgetown / Newtown Cunningham
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R265 Rossgeir / N14 Lifford
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N15 Lifford to Bundoran
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R280 Bundoran to Kinlough to Manorhamilton
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R280 (ROUTE A) Manorhamilton / N16 to Glenfarne
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R281 (ROUTE B) Bundoran to Bucknode / Kiltyclogher / Glenfarne
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N16 Glenfarne to Blacklion
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R207 Blacklion to Dowra
R200 Dowra to Derrynacreeve
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N87 Derrynacreeve to Kilcooney
R197 Kilcooney to Belturbet

N54/A3 Butlers Bridge / Cloverhill to Clones to Monaghan
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As you travel along the N54 in several places this road becomes the A3 as it crosses in and out of the south and the north, sometimes within miles/kilometres of each other as the border weaves itself along the boundaries of counties Monaghan and Fermanagh.

N2 Monaghan to Castleblaney
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N53/A37 Castleblayney to Castletown/Dundalk
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R934 Dundalk – R132 Ravensdale / Curralhir Bridge
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R174/R173 Carlingford
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R176/R175 Greenore
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NOTE – this tour can be booked with our sister company, DM Tours Coach Hire for use with their small luxury vehicles (roads are not suitable for large coaches). They can arrange a full itinerary based on the above and can source accommodation to suit your requirements. For more information please use the enquiry form on the Contact Us page of this site.



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