R246 road (Ireland)

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R246 road
Portsalon All Saints Church on R246
Route information
Length23.1 km[1][2] (14.4 mi)
Major junctions
FromR249 Regional Route Shield Ireland.png R249 at Tawney Lower, Co. Donegal
Road network

The R246 road is a regional road in Ireland. It is a road mostly on the Fanad peninsula in County Donegal.[2] The northernmost section of the road at Portsalon forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way.[3]

The R246 branches north from the R249, then passing Lough Fern on the way to Milford. From Milford the road travels along the east shore of Mulroy Bay before turning east to Lough Swilly at Portsalon. Just off the road, the beach at Ballymastocker Bay (Portsalon) has been considered one of the world's finest.[4] The R246 is 23.1 km (14.4 mi) long.[1]


  1. ^ a b Google (27 Mar 2016). "R246 to R246" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 27 Mar 2016.
  2. ^ a b "S.I. No. 54/2012 – Roads Act 1993 (Classification of Regional Roads) Order 2012". Government of Ireland. 28 Feb 2012. Retrieved 27 Mar 2016.
  3. ^ "Wild Atlantic Way: Explore The Route". Fáilte Ireland. Retrieved 27 Mar 2016.
  4. ^ Davenport, Fionn; Harper, Damian; Le Nevez, Catherine; Ryan, Ver Berkmoes; Wilson, Neil (Feb 2016). Lonely Planet Ireland. Lonely Planet. ISBN 978-1-7603-4123-7. Retrieved 27 Mar 2016.