G9358 : UK/RoI Border at Belleek

taken 3 years ago, near to Cloghope, Belleek, Beleek and Laputa, Ireland

UK/RoI Border at Belleek
UK/RoI Border at Belleek
The United Kingdom-Republic of Ireland border runs for 499 kilometres/310 miles from Lough Foyle in the north of Ireland to Carlingford Lough in the northeast, separating the Republic of Ireland from Northern Ireland. Currently, in common with many international borders in the European Union, the border is essentially open; allowing free passage of people and goods as both states share a Common Travel Area and are part of the European Single Market. Of course, this is likely to be affected when the UK leaves the European Union.

For the present, border signs, such as this one at Belleek, are relatively inconspicuous, and the most notable feature is the change in speed limits from mph to kph and, further across the border, petrol prices signed in euros instead of sterling.
Irish National Primary Route N3/M3 Motorway

The N3 is 79 miles long, and runs from Dublin city centre northwest to Cavan and on to the border with Northern Ireland. The route also connects from the Northern Ireland border at Belleek to Ballyshannon in County Donegal (the intermediate route through Northern Ireland follows the A509 to Enniskillen and A46 to Belleek). The N3, like many radial primary routes connecting Dublin to outlying parts of the island, commences as dual carriageway, with various route standards along later route sections, and poor two lane country route at the extreme in Donegal (LinkExternal link Irish Roads).

Part of the old N3 route has been bypassed by the construction of 51 kilometres of new motorway. This stretch of motorway, designated M3, was opened on 4 June 2010. The M3 begins near the end of the dual carriageway outside Clonee and terminates south west of Kells just before the N52.

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Date Taken
Monday, 25 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 15 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! G 936 588 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.6579N 8:5.9499W
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Irish: geotagged! G 936 587
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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