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Uk & Ireland Lakes Network - Dinner at Ardtara

Uk & Ireland Lakes Network - Dinner at Ardtara

21-05-2018 - 22-05-2018

Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy

Availability:Yes | 25.00

 

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UK and Ireland Lakes Network - Tour

UK and Ireland Lakes Network - Tour

21-05-2018 - 22-05-2018

Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy

Availability:Yes | 25.00

 

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UK and Ireland Lakes Network - Conference Only

UK and Ireland Lakes Network - Conference Only

22-05-2018 - 22-05-2018

Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy

Availability:Yes | 25.00

 

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Crosskeys Flyer - Saturday 26th May

Crosskeys Flyer - Saturday 26th May

26-05-2018 - 26-05-2018

Crosskeys Inn, Ballymena

Availability:Yes | 15.00

 

The Crosskeys Flyer leaves from Belfast, transporting you to a traditional evening in Ireland’s oldest thatched pub; The Crosskeys Inn, famous for its traditional Irish music sessions by the open turf fire, and for serving one of the best pints of Guinness in the north with a fantastic selection of Irish Whiskies, this is a ‘must see’ on your trip to Ireland.  The Crosskeys Inn is a stone built cottage which was once a coaching stop on the route between Belfast and Derry. The building dates back to 1654 and is one of the last remaining traditional pubs in Ireland to host traditional music sessions.  Tour not suitable for children.

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Heartland Food & Drink Tour - 2nd June

Heartland Food & Drink Tour - 2nd June

02-06-2018 - 02-06-2018

Harnett's Oils, Waringstown

Availability:Yes | 65.00

 

New for 2018, the Heartland Food & Drink Tour has been added to the popular and unique Lough Neagh Tours portfolio and will depart Belfast on 12 May, 2 June and 9 June.

Hosted by Lough Neagh Partnership, the Heartlands Food & Drink Tour departs Belfast and takes visitors into the heart of Co Armagh and Co Tyrone on this all day tour which leaves the city at 10.00am and returns at 5.300pm.

Foodies will be impressed by the first stop at the award winning Harnett’s Oils just off the motorway which links Belfast to Dublin. Harnett Oils cold-pressed rapeseed and hemp oils are made from crops grown on the family run farm and are a delicious accompaniment to any salad. Visitors will be met by owner Jane Harnett and you will have the option to purchase some takeaway samples.

If you enjoy a glass of cider, the next stop on the tour will tingle your tastebuds as you sample some Long Meadow Cider. You will be met by owners Pat and Catherine McKeever who will take you on a tour of the business and orchard before letting you loose on samples of ciders, apple juices and cider vinegars.

At Crannagael House, a grade two listed Georgian house, you’ll enjoy a delicious buffet showcasing the produce on the tour.  Owned by the same family today who built it in the mid 18th century, you will be able to wander the gardens at Crannagael House and sample the homemade chutneys and sloe gin.

The last stop on the Heartlands Food & Drink Tour takes in Co Tyrone where visitors will stop off at a real gem of a pub in Moy which has been in the same family for 300 years. At Tomney’s Bar you’ll have the opportunity to pour yourself the perfect pint of Guinness and you might even receive a certificate for your efforts!

Lough Neagh Tours Heartland Food & Drink Tour, on 12 May, 2 and 9 June, priced at £65.00 per person.

 

  • Pickup Time: 10:00am
  • Depart Time: 4:45pm (In Belfast by 5:30pm)
  • Pickup and Drop Off Points: Chichester Street, Belfast
  • Price: £65pp
  • Dates:
    • Saturday 12th May 2018
    • Saturday 2nd June 2018
    • Saturday 9th June 2018
  • Whats Included: Return transport, guided tour, food and drink samples.

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Shane's Castle Tour - 16th June

Shane's Castle Tour - 16th June

16-06-2018 - 16-06-2018

Shane's Castle, Antrim

Availability:Yes | 34.50

 

Visit the ancient ruins of Shanes Castle on the shores of Lough Neagh, ancestral home of the Clanaboy O'Neills and more recently, one of the locations for Game of Thrones filming.  Hear the stories of the family Banshee and see the  mysterious black face on the rock which must remain in place to protect the continuation of the dynasty.

 

Enjoy afternoon tea at the old railway cafe where the miniature railway once stopped.  A ritual dating back to the 1800’s, celebrating afternoon tea is an

indulgent ceremony in the grounds of the castle.  Scones baked for smothering in cream and jam, finely sliced sandwiches and delicate pastries served with tea.

 

The tour will commence at noon and finish at 2.30pm

Return transport from the bus / railway station is an extra £5pp

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Crosskeys Flyer - Saturday 30th June

Crosskeys Flyer - Saturday 30th June

30-06-2018 - 30-06-2018

Crosskeys Inn, Ballymena

Availability:Yes | 15.00

 

The Crosskeys Flyer leaves from Belfast, transporting you to a traditional evening in Ireland’s oldest thatched pub; The Crosskeys Inn, famous for its traditional Irish music sessions by the open turf fire, and for serving one of the best pints of Guinness in the north with a fantastic selection of Irish Whiskies, this is a ‘must see’ on your trip to Ireland.  The Crosskeys Inn is a stone built cottage which was once a coaching stop on the route between Belfast and Derry. The building dates back to 1654 and is one of the last remaining traditional pubs in Ireland to host traditional music sessions.  Tour not suitable for children.

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Ram's Island Tour - 7th July

Ram's Island Tour - 7th July

07-07-2018 - 07-07-2018

Sandy Bay Marina,

Availability:Yes | 32.00

 

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, and the ruins of the O’Neill family’s nineteenth century summer house.

Your guide will explain the history of the island, how it was last permanently inhabited in the 1920s by the Cardwell family who were caretakers for the O’Neill’s. The remains of Cardwell’s harbour, left dry by the lowering of Lough Neagh, can be seen near the ruins of the Cardwell’s house. There are also overgrown remains of a carriageway along the elevated central spine of the island.  The tour includes lunch & return transfer from Belfast.

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Wilderness Adventure - Saturday 28th July

Wilderness Adventure - Saturday 28th July

28-07-2018 - 28-07-2018

Oxford Island, Armagh

Availability:Yes | 35.00

 

Our wilderness tour allows you to step back from modern life and learn how early man survived on Lough Neagh.  Our team of experts from the Bushcraft Centre at Oxford Island will teach you basic survival skills.

 

Learn how to forage the hedgerows in our outdoor larder on the shores of Lough Neagh, you will find everything from dandelions and sticklebacks to nettles and elder flower.

 

You will learn how to build a shelter using materials found in the woods at Oxford Island, but there’s no time for a nap, as you will then take to the water of Lough Neagh in a canoe (may be unavailable in poor conditions).  There really is no better way to immerse yourself into the untouched wilderness of Lough Neagh, than our tour.

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Crosskeys Flyer - Saturday 28th July

Crosskeys Flyer - Saturday 28th July

28-07-2018 - 28-07-2018

Crosskeys Inn, Ballymena

Availability:Yes | 15.00

 

The Crosskeys Flyer leaves from Belfast, transporting you to a traditional evening in Ireland’s oldest thatched pub; The Crosskeys Inn, famous for its traditional Irish music sessions by the open turf fire, and for serving one of the best pints of Guinness in the north with a fantastic selection of Irish Whiskies, this is a ‘must see’ on your trip to Ireland.  The Crosskeys Inn is a stone built cottage which was once a coaching stop on the route between Belfast and Derry. The building dates back to 1654 and is one of the last remaining traditional pubs in Ireland to host traditional music sessions.  Tour not suitable for children.

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Wilderness Adventure - Saturday 11th August

Wilderness Adventure - Saturday 11th August

11-08-2018 - 11-08-2018

Oxford Island, Armagh

Availability:Yes | 35.00

 

Our wilderness tour allows you to step back from modern life and learn how early man survived on Lough Neagh.  Our team of experts from the Bushcraft Centre at Oxford Island will teach you basic survival skills.

 

Learn how to forage the hedgerows in our outdoor larder on the shores of Lough Neagh, you will find everything from dandelions and sticklebacks to nettles and elder flower.

 

You will learn how to build a shelter using materials found in the woods at Oxford Island, but there’s no time for a nap, as you will then take to the water of Lough Neagh in a canoe (may be unavailable in poor conditions).  There really is no better way to immerse yourself into the untouched wilderness of Lough Neagh, than our tour.

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Ram's Island Tour - 19th August

Ram's Island Tour - 19th August

19-08-2018 - 19-08-2018

Sandy Bay Marina,

Availability:Yes | 32.00

 

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, and the ruins of the O’Neill family’s nineteenth century summer house.

Your guide will explain the history of the island, how it was last permanently inhabited in the 1920s by the Cardwell family who were caretakers for the O’Neill’s. The remains of Cardwell’s harbour, left dry by the lowering of Lough Neagh, can be seen near the ruins of the Cardwell’s house. There are also overgrown remains of a carriageway along the elevated central spine of the island.  The tour includes lunch & return transfer from Belfast.

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Crosskeys Flyer - Saturday 25th August

Crosskeys Flyer - Saturday 25th August

25-08-2018 - 25-08-2018

Crosskeys Inn, Ballymena

Availability:Yes | 15.00

 

The Crosskeys Flyer leaves from Belfast, transporting you to a traditional evening in Ireland’s oldest thatched pub; The Crosskeys Inn, famous for its traditional Irish music sessions by the open turf fire, and for serving one of the best pints of Guinness in the north with a fantastic selection of Irish Whiskies, this is a ‘must see’ on your trip to Ireland.  The Crosskeys Inn is a stone built cottage which was once a coaching stop on the route between Belfast and Derry. The building dates back to 1654 and is one of the last remaining traditional pubs in Ireland to host traditional music sessions.  Tour not suitable for children.

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Shane's Castle Tour - 1st September

Shane's Castle Tour - 1st September

01-09-2018 - 01-09-2018

Shane's Castle, Antrim

Availability:Yes | 34.50

 

Visit the ancient ruins of Shanes Castle on the shores of Lough Neagh, ancestral home of the Clanaboy O'Neills and more recently, one of the locations for Game of Thrones filming.  Hear the stories of the family Banshee and see the  mysterious black face on the rock which must remain in place to protect the continuation of the dynasty.

 

Enjoy afternoon tea at the old railway cafe where the miniature railway once stopped.  A ritual dating back to the 1800’s, celebrating afternoon tea is an

indulgent ceremony in the grounds of the castle.  Scones baked for smothering in cream and jam, finely sliced sandwiches and delicate pastries served with tea.

 

The tour will commence at noon and finish at 2.30pm

Return transport from the bus / railway station is an extra £5pp

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European Heritage Open Day Tour 2018

European Heritage Open Day Tour 2018

08-09-2018 - 08-09-2018

Crosskeys Inn, Ballymena

Availability:Yes | 0.00

 

Celebrate European Heritage Open Day on Saturday 8 September on this free to attend tour from Belfast into the heart of counties Antrim and Tyrone.

 

Hosted by Lough Neagh Partnership you will be transported by coach from Belfast to Arthur Cottage in Cullybackey where your appetite will be well and truly whetted with a baking demo and tour of the cottage. The ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur, 21st President of the United States of America, has been carefully restored and provides visitors with a unique insight into how the family lived at the cottage in the late 18th century.

 

You’ll be able to sample the freshly made soda bread at the cottage, awarded four stars by Tourism Northern Ireland, before stepping back on the coach for the short journey to Coyle’s Cottage in nearby Co Tyrone.

 

Coyle’s Cottage, situated on the Western shore of Lough Neagh, is a traditional fisherman’s cottage estimated to be more than 200 years old. An example of the type of home the fishermen occupied in the 1700 and 1800s while raising their family and spending endless hours on the lough, fishing for pollan, trout and the world-renowned Lough Neagh Eel.

 

As lunchtime approaches, you will be transported to The Old Thatch Inn where you will have the option to buy lunch before stepping back in time at Crosskeys Inn – the oldest thatched pub in Ireland. Steeped in history and famous for its traditional music sessions, Crosskeys Inn is a must see traditional Irish pub where you might want to sample a pint of the black stuff before your return journey to Belfast.

 

Please note that transport is included in the tour free of charge but refreshments at The Old Thatch Inn and Crosskeys Inn are not included but are available for visitors to purchase directly.

 

Tour leaves Belfast (at the bus stop outside Topshop on Chichester Street) at 9.00am and arrives back at (to the starting point) at 5.00pm.

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Moira Food & Drink Tour

Moira Food & Drink Tour

15-09-2018 - 15-09-2018

Clenaghans restaurant, Aghalee

Availability:Yes | 70.00

 

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Crosskeys Flyer - Saturday 29th September

Crosskeys Flyer - Saturday 29th September

29-09-2018 - 29-09-2018

Crosskeys Inn, Ballymena

Availability:Yes | 15.00

 

The Crosskeys Flyer leaves from Belfast, transporting you to a traditional evening in Ireland’s oldest thatched pub; The Crosskeys Inn, famous for its traditional Irish music sessions by the open turf fire, and for serving one of the best pints of Guinness in the north with a fantastic selection of Irish Whiskies, this is a ‘must see’ on your trip to Ireland.  The Crosskeys Inn is a stone built cottage which was once a coaching stop on the route between Belfast and Derry. The building dates back to 1654 and is one of the last remaining traditional pubs in Ireland to host traditional music sessions.  Tour not suitable for children.

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