R261 road (Ireland)

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R261 road
Junction near Ardara
Route information
Length13.5 km[1][2] (8.4 mi)
Major junctions
FromIRL N56.svg N56 at Maas, Co. Donegal
ToIRL N56.svg N56 at Ardara
Road network

The R261 road is a regional road in Ireland. It is a loop road from the N56 road on the Loughrea Peninsula in County Donegal.[2][3] The road forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way.[4]

The R261 travels west from the N56 at Maas to a minor road leading to the beach villages of Narin[3] and Portnoo. From this junction the road travels south, passing the megalithic tombs of Kilclooney More, to rejoin the N56 at Ardara. The R261 is 13.5 km (8.4 mi) long.[1]


  1. ^ a b Google (20 Apr 2016). "R261 to R261" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 Apr 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 20 Apr 2016.
  3. ^ a b Davenport, Fionn; Dixon, Belinda; Le Nevez, Catherine; O'Carroll, Oda (Feb 2013). Lonely Planet Ireland's Best Trips. Lonely Planet. p. 326. ISBN 978-1-7432-1779-5.
  4. ^ "Wild Atlantic Way: Explore The Route". Fáilte Ireland. Retrieved 20 Apr 2016.