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Road restrictions are necessary to ensure public safety and local access during the week of The Open. (July 14 -21 2019). 

In the event that the Championship overruns, the same restrictions will be in place on Monday 22 July 2019.


In accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, access to the following roads will be restricted between the hours of 06:00 – 22:00 from Sunday 14 July – Monday 22 July 2019 (inclusive):

  • Bushmills Road/Dunluce Road - between Crocknamack Road and Whiterocks Road
  • Ballybogey Road - from Ballymacrea Road/Ballymagarry Road to Dunluce Road (Royal Court patrons will be facilitated)
  • Portstewart Road - between Glenvale Crescent and Coleraine Road

Council will issue access passes to residents and businesses affected by these road restrictions. Access for customers will be maintained.

Golflinks Holiday Homes and Skerries Holiday Park will distribute the passes directly to their residents.

Temporary parking restrictions

Indicated by cones on the roadside,  temporary parking restrictions will be introduced on approach roads to Portrush and on residential streets to ensure that emergency services can access residences and businesses without obstruction. 

Please refer to our colour-coded map below to check if your residential property is affected. Businesses will be contacted separately.

Restrictions apply from the carriageway centre line to the highway boundary and refer to any verge, footway or cycle track as well as the carriageway itself.


There will be two types of temporary parking restrictions in place:


No waiting/ No parking:  Loading and unloading of goods and the pick-up and set down of passengers is permitted. However it does not permit the parking or waiting of vehicles.  Blue badge holders may not park within the area subject to the temporary restriction.

No Stopping: Loading and unloading of goods and the pick-up and set down of passengers is NOT permitted.  Vehicles will not be permitted to stop for any purpose except in an emergency. Blue badge holders may not park within the area subject to the temporary restriction.


In addition to the above,  “Local residents access only” signs will be erected for housing developments accessed from Coleraine Road, Crocknamack Road and Ballywillan Road to deter event traffic from accessing these roads.

Any person found to be driving in a manner which contravenes the restrictions could be subject to prosecution. Traffic attendants and Police have a dual enforcement power for both offences as a “Breach of sign”.

If your property is impacted by temporary road restrictions and you do not have off street parking, please register for a parking permit no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 30th April 2019. Subject to assessment, parking permits will be issued in June providing alternative parking in the locality. 


To apply for a parking permit, you can:

Complete and submit the form online or pick up a hard copy at Cloonavin or Portrush Town Hall (at The Open drop in sessions every Friday 12.00 -13.00)

Completed forms can be returned via email to or by post to Open Parking Permits, Leisure Services, Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Rd, Coleraine, BT52 1EY

All application forms must be submitted no later than 12 noon on Friday 10th May 2019 (extended from previously advertised date)

If you require further information please phone 028 7034 7234.


Interactive Map of Portrush Road Restrictions

Residents Parking Permit Registration Online Form

Residents Parking Permit Downloadable Registration Form

Residents Parking Permit Application Form

The Open: Sunday 14th July – Sunday 21st July 2019

Vehicle Details

Where do you currently park these vehicles? Please complete below with the number of vehicles at each.

If you are renting your house out, it is your responsibility to ensure the occupants have received your parking permits to cover the duration of the event.


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