Shanes Castle Lough Trip
As Seen on BBC Getaways
The trip to Shane’s Castle on the North Eastern shore of Antrim takes in the sights of Toome Bay and Lough Neagh.
Meet us on Toome Canal outside The Lock Keeper’s Cottage, a Waterways Heritage Centre and cafe. Here your group will board our boat and get life jackets fitted.
After a peaceful cruise down Toome Canal we go through the historic Lock Gates and into Toome Bay where some of Irelands oldest human artefacts were discovered.
In Lough Neagh we may encounter some of the local fishermen, carrying on the Lough Neagh fishing tradition. They are always happy to say hello and show us what they are doing that day.
The ruins of Shane’s castle stand imposingly close to the shore with cannon pointing towards the Lough. Built in 1345 by a member of the O’Neill dynasty, it was originally called Eden-duff-carrick.
Close to the castle we will also see a torpedo platform which was constructed in 1942 during World War Two and was used to test torpedoes manufactured at Antrim. It is now a bird sanctuary.
From Shane’s Castle we pass Cranfield and arrive back to Toome.
- Tour min time: 2h
- Great for: Sight-seeing, family day out, adventurers, photographers, historians, video producers, team building
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