Burr Point

Burr Point, the most easterly point in Ireland, is Burial Island, now a nesting site for terns but formerly a place of Danish Burial. Burr Point is located at longitude 5.43 degrees west, TWO km south of Ballyhalbert. Just above Burr point stands a disused Coast Guard Tower, which was in use in 1,863 and was one of twelve which made up the Donaghadee district.

Burr Point E Sculpture Artist Credit - Ned Jackson Smyth ** NOTE: Please park in the car park at the harbour and explore on foot – the road to the point is strictly resident’s cars only with no turning point or parking**

Location Description

Just a few miles south of Ballywalter lies Ballyhalbert. Ballyhalbert (from the Irish: Balle Thalboid meaning ‘Talbot’s townland’; also Talsbotstoun in Ulster Scots) is a small village in Co Down. It is on the east (Irish Sea) coast of the Ards Peninsula between Ballywalter and Portavogie.

Ballyhalbert takes its name from the Talbot family who settled in the area following the Anglo-Norman conquest led by John de Courcy in the 12th Century.

There is a fine, sandy beach and a harbour half a mile from the village which has become a centre for jet skiers and watersports. Just past the harbour is mainland Ireland’s most easterly point. Burr Point is located at longitude 5.43 degrees west, 2km south of Ballyhalbert.

The most easterly point in Ireland is Big Bow Meel Island, which is a rock situated 900 metres off the Ards Peninsula at Portavogie.

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Getting to the start by car

Directions from Town: Head southeast on Shore Rd/A2 toward Harbour Rd/A2 Continue to follow A2 Go through 1 roundabout Destination will be on the right.

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Attractions in Co Down