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Portadown, Co. Armagh

Portadown is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The town sits on the River Bann in the north of the county, about 23 miles Belfast. It is in the Craigavon Borough Council area and had a population of about 22,000 at the 2001 Census.

Although Portadown can trace its origins to the early 17th century, it was not until the Victorian era and the arrival of the railway that it became a major town. Portadown is known as "the hub of the North", owing to it being a major railway junction in the past; where the Great Northern Railway's line diverged for Belfast, Dublin, Armagh and Derry.

In the 1990s, Portadown was drawn to the attention of the world's media by the "Drumcree standoff". This is the latest part of a long-running dispute over parading that began in the 19th century and has led to numerous riots and deaths.
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Rail to Portadown

Portadown, Co. Armagh is served by Portadown.

Bus to Portadown

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • U271:
      • Belfast (Europa Bus Centre) - Cavan (Bus Station- Farnham St)
      • Cavan (Bus Station- Farnham St) - Belfast (Europa Bus Centre)

Things to See and Do in Portadown

Northern Ireland's Secret Bunker

Just outside Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland
15 Feet below a field on the outskirts of Portadown lies a relic of the Cold War. The former monitoring bunker was once part of a wider network of similar structures all over the United Kingdom built to study and report the effects of Nuclear explosions a

The Prentice Gallery The Prentice Gallery

Portadown, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland
Sells traditional and contemporary original paintings by Irish artists and painters and holds Irish Art exhibitions. Also sells antique clocks and furniture. Features news and events.

Restaurants in Portadown

Star of India

19 Mandeville Street, Portadown, bt62 3pb, Co. Armagh

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Pubs & Nightlife

Portadown Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Portadown