Northern Ireland – County Tyrone

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6. Lough Neagh

Top 10 ten places to visit in Northern Ireland – County Tyrone and Lough Neagh

Lough Neagh

According to legend, Lough Neagh owes its origins to the mythical giant Fionn Mac Cumhaill, who was so unimpressed by east Tyrone’s low lying terrain that he took a massive lump of land from Ulster and hurled it accross the Irish Sea. It landed and became the Isle of Man, and the hole it left behind became the lough. 
Its shores, which form the county’s eastern boundary, provide excellent fishing and plenty of bird life. Small settlements house eel fishermen, whose catch goes to the Toome Eel Fishery at Toome at the northern tip of the lake, the largest of its kind in Europe. 
Game angling is available around the Lough mainly on the tributary rivers, with main species including the wild Dollaghan (Lough Neagh Trout) and Salmon.

Boat trips are available from Kinnego Marina on board the Master McGra – a ten metre cruiser which seats up to twelve passengers. The Marina is also a recognised leader in the provision of Royal Yachting Association Powerboat, Sailing, Personal Watercraft and shore based courses making it an ideal location to learn or learn more about water based pastimes.
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Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
Not far from the marina is the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, situated within the surroundings of Oxford Island National Nature Reserve. The Loughside Café offers outstanding views of Lough Neagh from the ground and mezzanine floors and serves a wide choice of good quality food. A Tourist Information Office is located at Reception, and a shop sells gifts and souvenirs.
Guided conservation and heritage walks and things to do for children such as ‘bug hunts’ take place during spring and summer – contact the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre or see their website for further details.
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre Address:
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
Armagh, BT66 6NJ
Northern Ireland, UK

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Open on Sundays from Easter until 6.00 pm
July and August, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre Admission:

T 028 3832 2205

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