Project Description


Meet your Skipper at the Lock-Keepers Cottage on Toome Canal

The Lock-Keepers Cottage is a Waterways Heritage Centre, cafe, and community hub.  Your Skipper will be waiting outside to give your group a safety briefing and fit you with a life-jacket.

Sailing South down Toome Canal you will see Dragonflies, Herons and Waterfowl.  It was on this canal where Abhainn Cruises was involved in the filming of Game of Thrones scenes with Peter Dinklage and Iain Glen.

Passing through the historic Lock Gates we find ourselves in Toome Bay, an indentation of Lough Neagh on its North-Western shore. Ancient deposits excavated here have been found to be the oldest recorded human artefacts in Ireland.

We travel through Toome Bay into the Lough where we may meet sand barges or Lough Neagh fishermen.

Cruising into Ballyronan Marina, a popular site for water sports and leisure, we often see sailing vessels and leisure craft. This facility offers a restaurant, kids play area, picnic sites and the Ballyronan Wood Nature Trail. You may disembark for a comfort break here and bring a picnic if you wish.

  • Tour min time: 2h
  • Great for: Sight-seeing, family day out, adventurers, photographers, historians, video producers, team building

+44 (0) 7864 684857

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