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Lough Neagh & its Waterways

Bordering five of Northern Ireland’s six counties, Lough Neagh is the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles at 18 miles long and 7 miles wide and the third biggest in Europe, and is a popular choice with visitors. 

The Discover Lough Neagh app is your virtual passport to information on places to visit; activities, attractions, accommodation, special offers and events in the Lough Neagh & Its Waterways Destination.  You can use the 'near me now' screen to see what's near your current location!

Kinnego Marina

Kinnego Marina

Co Armagh

Situated on Lough Neagh beside the Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Kinnego Marina is the largest marina on the Lough. There is a range of associated amenities on site and instruction on watersports and water safety.

Antrim Lough Shore Park

Antrim Lough Shore Park

Co Antrim

Situated on the shores of Lough Neagh, the Lough Shore Park in Antrim is a popular destination for visitors and residents at all times of the year. It is an area steeped in history and natural beauty with many attractions and activities to enjoy.

Apple Day at Peatlands Park - Traditional Music

Peatlands Park

Co Tyrone

Peatlands Park, close to the southern shores of Lough Neagh, was the first of its type in the British Isles and was specifically established to promote and facilitate peatland awareness and issues.

Crosskeys Inn

Crosskeys Inn

Co Antrim

The Crosskeys Inn C.1654 is the oldest thatched pub in Ireland. The Crosskeys Inn is also one of Ireland's most famous Irish Traditional Music Pubs. With traditional music held most Saturday nights Impromptu sessions on some Friday and Sundays.

Antrim Castle Gardens

Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House

Co Antrim

Antrim Castle Gardens is an absolute historical gem. You will find nothing like these 400 year old gardens anywhere else in Northern Ireland.

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Portmore Lough Nature Reserve

Co Armagh

For those who enjoy the outdoors, a visit to the RSPB’s reserve at Portmore Lough is a great way to spend a few hours any time of year. Visitors can enjoy impressive panoramic views of the reserve from the newly built viewing platform.

President Grant's Ancestral Home - Front door

Grant Ancestral Homestead

Co Tyrone

John Simpson was born here in 1738. He was the great-grandfather of Ulysses Simpson Grant, the 18th US President, 1869-1877. Civil war exhibition and video. Agricultural instruments. Butterfly garden. Wildlife pond. Wheelchair access limited.

World of Owls

World of Owls

Co Antrim

World of Owls, Owls, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons & Vultures: Groups, schools, parties, seminars, corporate and team-building days are catered for. Outreach visits and various courses are available on request. Light refreshments on site.

Coney Island

Coney Island

Co Armagh

Lying 1km off shore from Maghery Country Park, this island is an exciting destination to be explored. The island has a rich history spanning many centuries, with evidence of human occupation dating back 8000 years BC.

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Clementsmount Fun Farm

Co Antrim

Clementsmount Fun Farm offers an extensive range of activities for all the family; including petting barn, sheep, goats, cows, pony rides, pedal go-karts, crazy golf, trim trail and indoor soft play.

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Portglenone Forest

Co Antrim

Portglenone Forest continues a history of tree cover on this site established since records began. As such, the 26 hectare main area contains extensive colonies of ancient woodland flower species.

Ardboe Old Cross

Ardboe Old Cross

Co Tyrone

A 10th Century Cross situated on a rocky height on the shores of Lough Neagh. It is a national monument which is believed to be the first High Cross of Ulster. The cross stands 18.5 feet high and 3.5 feet wide, Its 22 panels depict various ...

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Tannaghmore Gardens Farm/Museum

Co Armagh

Gardens around this Georgian farmhouse. Experience old Irish gate, tree and sculpture trails. Rare breeds include Irish Moiled and Dexter cattle, Galway and Jacob Sheep, Saddleback, Tamworth and Gloucester Old Spot pigs.

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre

Lough Neagh Discovery and Conference Centre

Co Armagh

The Lough Neagh Discovery and Conference Centre boasts 3 conference rooms, Tourist Info,footpaths, bird watching hides, woodland, ponds, wildflower meadows, picnic and play areas. Enjoy stunning, panoramic views of the Lough from the loughside café.

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Bellaghy Bawn

Co Londonderry

Built around 1619 by Sir Baptist Jones, Bellaghy Bawn is a fortified house and bawn (the defensive wall surrounding an Irish tower house).

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Oxford Island

Co Armagh

Oxford Island National Nature Reserve is a peninsula created by successive lowering of Lough Neagh. Four miles of footpaths, five birdwatching hides, woodland, ponds, wildflower meadows, picnic and play areas.

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Ballyronan Marina

Co Londonderry

Situated on the picturesque western shores of Lough Neagh, this award winning marina is ideal for the water sports enthuasiast. There are walks around the marina as well as picnic areas and a park for children.

Island Warrior (Boat Trips to Ram's Island)

Island Warrior (Boat Trips to Ram's Island)

Co Antrim

The Island Warrior is a licensed passenger boat that takes visitors to Ram's Island.

Coyles Cottage - M McAlinden

Coyles Cottage

Co Tyrone

A Fishermans Thatched Cottage, approximately 250 to 300 years old. Tourist attraction. Used as a meeting place for small cross Community Groups. The nearby Gort Moss Walk commences here.

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Maghery Country Park

Co Armagh

Birdwatching, nature walks. Fishing at Maghery canal, views of Lough Neagh. Children's Play area. Trips to Coney Island by arrangement.
Wheelchair accessible.

Top Things to See & Do

  • Get a feel for the countryside at Tannaghmore Gardens, with rare farm breeds, a Barn Museum with traditional farming displays, and beautiful rose gardens.
  • Cycle the Loughshore Trail.  This long distance route encircles the lough, mostly following quiet country roads, and can be broken into smaller sections. 
  • Enjoy a regular traditional music session at The Crosskeys Inn near Toome - an atmospheric thatched pub thought to date from around 1740.
  • Explore the area's rich Christian heritage at sites including Ardboe Old Cross and Cranfield Church and Holy Well
  • Learn about the Gaelic O'Neills and the Plantation of Ulster - then take in the views - at The Hill of the O'Neill and Ranfurly House, Dungannon.

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