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Explore Lough Neagh with a trip to Rams Island
Meeting outside the Lock Keeper’s Cottage on Toome Canal gives you a chance to explore this Waterways Heritage Centre which functions as a local community hub and a cafe.
We travel down Toome Canal and through the historic Lock Gates to make our way into Toome Bay, a site where 9000 year old human artefacts were discovered, amongst the oldest finds in Ireland.
We pass by the three islands at Skaddy Point on Lough Neagh and may encounter some of the Lough Neagh fishermen.
On disembarking at Ram’s Island, our first port of call is the floating barge moored to the island. Here you can learn about the history and environment of the island.
Toilet facilities are available here and sometimes coffee, tea and biscuits.
Rams Island is an area of special scientific interest due to the wildlife and is protected and cared for by The River Bann and Lough Neagh Association. With the O’Neill summer house and monastic round tower it has a rich history.
Rams Island can be toured on foot and there are many photo opportunities.
- Price start at: ask for price
- Tour min time: 2h
- Great for: Family day out, adventurers, photographers, historians, film producers, wildlife enthusiasts, youth groups
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