Portpatrick

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  • Portpatrick is a small fishing village cut into a cleft in steep cliffs with a rescent shaped harbour. Popular location for clifftop walks and beaches both north and south. The Gulf Stream, flowing in from the north, gives the coastline a pleasant climate, in which subtropical plant life can flourish.

    In the 18th and 19th centuries, Portpatrick was important as a ferry port for passengers, postal mail and freight between Ireland and Scotland. During this period (1759–1826), Portpatrick was described as the Gretna Green for Ireland. There was a daily packet boat from Donaghadee, and marriages for couples from Ireland were conducted by the Church of Scotland minister in Portpatrick.

    However, in the late 19th century Portpatrick’s vulnerability to strong westerly winds made it unviable for larger ships, and most of the profitable trading routes were diverted to nearby Stranraer.

  • Portpatrick 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through next Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 13°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.
     
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    15
       6%  82%   14 mph
      7:14 am    7:11 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Windy throughout the day and rain starting in the afternoon.
     
    13
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    15
       66%  87%   25 mph
      7:16 am    7:08 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Windy starting in the evening and light rain overnight.
     
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    13
       61%  89%   16 mph
      7:18 am    7:06 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Rain until afternoon and windy in the morning.
     
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    15
       48%  51%   16 mph
      7:20 am    7:03 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Drizzle starting in the evening.
     
    9
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    13
       30%  40%   9 mph
      7:22 am    7:01 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Light rain until evening, starting again overnight, and windy starting in the evening.
     
    10
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    14
       31%  72%   16 mph
      7:24 am    6:58 pm

    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Light rain and windy throughout the day.
     
    11
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    14
       66%  96%   23 mph
      7:25 am    6:56 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 3rd
     Light rain until afternoon and windy in the morning.
     
    11
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    14
       51%  84%   22 mph
      7:27 am    6:53 pm

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