North West 200 North West 200, 2014: Saturday, May 17th The North West 200 was first held on 20 April 1929 and today it is renowned as the largest outdoor sporting event held in Ireland. It was christened the North West 200 because the original race was intended to be 200 miles long and to take place through the streets of North West Ireland. The present day race is held on the North Coast of Northern Ireland and covers the triangle circuit between Portrush-Coleraine-Portstewart. Experience the North West 200 in Portrush which is just 1 hour by car from Belfast. Compare airfares and find cheap flights to Belfast with eDreams. United Kingdom Travel Guide One Response Run November 22, 2015 My husband and I are taelrlving to Ireland in a couple of weeks do you have any tips for us? We’ll be mostly in Dublin, but also Galway and Belfast.Did you have to dress up while you were there for anything (e.g. nice dinners out)? From your pictures, it looks like you were mostly eating at casual places, which is probably what we’d go for. Thanks in advance! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.