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Lough Neagh Tours offer guests an opportunity to meet the Irish locals and immerse themselves in heritage, history and hospitality around this unique lake – the largest in the UK and Ireland.  Departing from Belfast city centre to the shores of Lough Neagh, an area world renowned for its folklore, flora, fauna and eel, guests are transported to an untapped wilderness likened to the Florida Everglades. Be one of the first to experience its untouched landscape, to meet the locals and to sample the unique charm and fantastic culinary delights this summer.

Shanes Castle from Belfast

Shane’s Castle Tour

  • Visit the iconic Shane’s Castle ruins (location used for Game of Thrones)
  • Guided tour from a local expert
  • Enjoy afternoon tea in the railway station
Wilderness Tour from Belfast

The Wilderness Adventure

  • Foraging in the hedgerows at Lough Neagh
  • Build a shelter
  • Learn Essential Survival Skills
  • Canoe on Lough Neagh
Craic n Food from Belfast

Craic ‘n Food and Drink Tour

  • Meet a Lough Neagh Fisherman
  • Sample Lough Neagh Eels
  • Buffalo farm visit and tasting
  • Enjoy local beers, Chutneys, cheeses and breads
  • Enjoy a trad music session at the Crosskeys Inn
Ram's Island from Belfast

Ram’s Island Tour

  • Take a boat trip on Lough Neagh to Ram’s Island
  • Visit the 1000 year old Round Tower
  • Enjoy the ruins of the O’Neill Families 19th Century Summer House
  • Enjoy afternoon lunch on Ram’s Island
Crosskeys from Belfast

The Crosskeys Flyer

  • Visit the oldest thatched pub in Ireland
  • Experience their famous music sessions
  • Relax by the open turf fire.
Thatch Tour from Belfast

Irish Thatch Tour

Explore 5 unique thatched properties near Lough Neagh:

  • Arthur Cottage
  • Coyle’s Cottage
  • Rosehill House
  • The Old Thatch Inn
  • The Crosskeys Inn, the oldest thatch pub in Ireland
Food Tour from Belfast

Heartland Food & Drink Tour

  • Enjoy a tour around the Harnett Estate and enjoy some of their delicious oils
  • Visit Long Meadow Cider and treat yourself to some of their fantastic Ciders
  • Enjoy a feast of local produce in the beautiful Crannagael House
  • Pour yourself a pint of Guinness in Tomney’s Bar
Moira Food Tour from Belfast

Moira Food & Drink Tour

  • Visit a local cider producer, see how it’s made then enjoy a generous sample.
  • Visit a distillery and enjoy lunch made from local produce
  • Lots of unique treats and stories along the way
Heaney Tour from Belfast

Seamus Heaney HomePlace and Landscape Tour

  • Experience the Landscape that inspired Seamus Heaney
  • Visit the Forge, Lough Beg, Grave, Lough Neagh/River Bann
  • Explore Seamus Heaney HomePlace
  • Dinner, music and poetry readings at the Old Thatch Inn
Hidden Gems of Ireland at Cranfield Church

Hidden Gems of Ireland Tour

  • Take a tour of Ireland’s Hidden Gems at Lough Neagh with a local tour guide
  • Visit ancient healing sites, castles, forts and scenic viewpoints
  • Enjoy lunch at a local venue
  • Available every weekend March – October
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Tasty Tour

  • Guided tour around Lough Neagh Fisheries Visitor Centre
  • Experience the intake and grading of live eel
  • Be prepared to be amazed at the epic migration of Lough Neagh Eel
  • Hear a range of mythical tales including the formation of the lough by Fionn Mac Cumhail
Food of the Shore Tour

The Shore Food Tour

  • Tour of the Lough Neagh Fisheries Visitor centre.

  • On the tour, you will meet a local fisherman, and sample some traditionally cooked Lough Neagh Eels & Pollan

  • A local fisherman will take you on a short boat trip and tell tales of the life of a fisherman.

  • To finish the tour, we’ll take you to Ireland’s oldest thatched pub, where you’ll enjoy Whiskey & chocolate tasting along with a toe- tapping trad music session.


  • One of the most easily identifiable monuments along the shoreline of Lough Neagh, the Ardboe Cross is a treasure whose significance can easily be missed.   Attending the Western Forts Tour was the first time, much to my own shame, that I visited the Ardboe......

  • Stakeholder Information Day   Lough Neagh Partnership Ltd is planning an information day to inform stakeholders of the tourism industry about the progress of Lough Neagh Tours and to seek new tour experiences.  The event will be held on Monday 14th October from 12 noon and is by INVITATION......

  • Steeped in history, heritage, folklore, fauna and culture, the shores of Lough Neagh – the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom – provide the backdrop for a unique set of one day tours which are being launched just in time for summer.The diverse range......