Burr Point

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Burial Island off Burr Point

Burr Point (from Irish: Bior, meaning 'point') is the easternmost point of mainland Northern Ireland, and the easternmost point of mainland Ireland. It is located in the townland of Ballyhalbert on the Ards Peninsula in County Down, at longitude 5.43ºW. It is a little more than a mile (or 2 km) south-east of the village of Ballyhalbert.[1]

The most easterly point is Big Bow Meel Island, which is a rock situated 900 metres off the Ards Peninsula, County Down, at longitude 5.42ºW.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ireland - Geographical facts and figures". Travel through the Ireland story... Retrieved 2007-09-15. 

Coordinates: 54°29′14″N 5°25′58″W / 54.48714°N 5.43291°W / 54.48714; -5.43291