If you would like to discuss a tour following the lock-down, please get in touch by email: info@discoverloughneagh.com

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.

Below are a range of sample itineraries for group bookings. These can be arranged with or without transport. The various tours can be mixed and matched to suit your group.

Please telephone for a quote.

Tel No. 028 7941 7941

Shanes Castle from Belfast

Shane’s Castle Tour

Visit Shanes Castle on the shores of Lough Neagh, ancestral home of the Clanaboy O’Neills and one of the locations for Game of Thrones filming.

Wilderness Tour from Belfast

The Wilderness Adventure

Discover the rugged wilds of the Lough Neagh shore and learn how it’s inhabitants used the natural environment to survive the often harsh conditions.

Craic n Food from Belfast

Craic ‘n Food and Drink Tour

Enjoy a range of Lough Neagh’s finest produce whilst meeting the people that make it all possible; get ready for an evening full of craic, stories and great food.

Ram's Island from Belfast

Ram’s Island Tour

Take a short boat journey to Ram’s Island where you will explore a round tower from the remains of a 1000 year old Celtic monastic settlement.

Crosskeys from Belfast

The Crosskeys Flyer

Enjoy a traditional evening in Ireland’s oldest thatched pub; The Crosskeys Inn, famous for its traditional Irish music sessions by the open turf fire

Thatch Tour from Belfast

Irish Thatch Tour

Experience a tour taking in famous thatched properties  around Lough Neagh, including Arthur Cottage, Coyle’s Cottage, Rosehill House, The Old Thatch Inn and the Crosskeys Inn

Food Tour from Belfast

Heartland Food & Drink Tour

Explore the tastes of the southern shores of Lough Neagh with local ciders, oils and more with the Heartland Food & Drink Tour.

Moira Food Tour from Belfast

Moira Food & Drink Tour

Join us on an indulgent food tour in the area surrounding Moira; you’ll be astounded by the quality food produced in this neck of the woods.

Heaney Tour from Belfast

Seamus Heaney HomePlace and Landscape Tour

Take a trip to Seamus Heaney HomePlace and experience the landscape that inspired the world renowned Nobel Laureate.

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.

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......

  • Lough Neagh Origins   History Meets Mythology, Geology & Cosmology Lough Neagh has more origin stories than most places. It is the biggest and oldest lake in these islands. It was formed, so one legend goes, after Fionn Mc Cumhaill was chasing a Scottish giant and  picked......

  • Lough Neagh’s Stories:- intimate, experiential history and heritage trips on and around Lough Neagh – by boat and land   Lough Neagh’s Stories Lough Neagh’s Stories is owned and managed by local couple, Gary and Anne-Marie, who are passionate advocates for the place in which they......