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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Ariel view of Ballyronan marina
    Situated on the picturesque western shores of Lough Neagh, this award winning marina is ideal for the water sports enthusiast. There are walks around the marina as well as picnic areas and a park for children.
    1. A family outside the house boat glamping pods at Ballyronan Marina
      Part of the marina complex, the caravan park and on-water glamping pods at Ballyronan is picture-perfect on the shores of Lough Neagh it is an ideal starting point for exploring the Lough's waters, whether under your own sail, on a boat hire or organised cruise.
      1. Lough Neagh. It’s big. But it’s little known. Perhaps even a bit mysterious. Well, this is your chance to discover some of its secrets. Join seventh-generation fisherman Gary on board his own passenger boat. And have your eyes opened to the human and the animal life of a very special place.
      2. A family walk on the path at Ballyronan Wood
        Ballyronan wood is a beautiful walk through a small 5 acre wet woodland on the shores of Lough Neagh. The area boasts a wealth of wildlife easily viewed from the woodland path, such as mute swan, whooper swan, bewick swan, great crested grebes and tufted duck.
        1. Click here to find out about Seamus Heaney Open Ground
          Explore locations linking the landscape and the literature of Seamus Heaney. Venture out to Open Ground, a series of five locations which held great significance for Seamus Heaney.
        2. Family walking along the shores of lough Fea.
          Set in the wild scenic mountains of the Sperrins, Lough Fea is an idyllic lake which is ideal for walkers. Facilities include 4.1km circular walkway, picnic areas, children’s play park, toilet facilities and a unique landscaped garden based on a ...
          1. Watersports on the River
            The Moyola River is a 27 mile waterway which cuts its course through the heart of Mid Ulster. The river is regarded as one of the premier salmon and dollaghan (Lough Neagh trout) rivers, and also boasts healthy stocks of native brown trout.
            1. A church on an island on Lough Beg
              Church Island is a small island on Lough Beg - 1.5 miles from Bellaghy. On a visit to the island you will discover the ruins of an old church with no spire.
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              Awaken your Giant Spirit

              1. Waterfoot Cottage
                This is a secluded 200 year old cottage offering an authentic escape. Surrounded by woodland and wildlife, hours can be spent wondering along the many private paths to Lough Neagh. Return from your walk to relax and unwind in a roll top bath.
              2. A family looking at the lough from the house boats at Ballyronan Marina
                Part of the marina complex, the caravan park and on-water glamping pods at Ballyronan is picture-perfect on the shores of Lough Neagh it is an ideal starting point for exploring the Lough's waters, whether under your own sail, on a boat hire or organised cruise.
                1. Located on the western shores of Lough Neagh in the heart of the mid Ulster countryside, Lough Shore Cottage offers a peaceful retreat and an insight into Irish country life. We are only a few minutes from the blue flag marina of Ballyronan, where you can enjoy nature walks, sailing and a playground.
                2. Grannies is a cosy, 4* self-catering cottage adjoining the owner's home in Mid-Ulster. Grannies is situated in a peaceful rural location and is an ideal home away from home for people who want to explore Northern Ireland.
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