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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 | 30.00

 

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 2.00pm

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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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Craic 'n Food & Drink Tour - 21st September

Craic 'n Food & Drink Tour - 21st September

21-09-2018 - 21-09-2018

The Lockkeepers Cottage, Toome

Availability:Yes | 80.00

 

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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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