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“Lough Neagh’s Stories” at the Lough Neagh Artisans Market

We are excited to be part of the first Lough Neagh Artisans Market at the picturesque Lock Keeper’s Cottage, on the banks of the river Bann, on Sunday 22nd May.
Almost forty traders attending, made up of Lough Neagh Artisans group members and traders from further afield.

It promises to be a day of family fun with live entertainment at the market.

Sail leisurely down Toome Canal and through the lock-gate. Then gain a snapshot of Toome Bay, with a practising Lough Neagh fisherman as your captain and guide. Sail back up Toome Canal, this time disembarking outside the lock-gate. Then stroll back to The Lock-Keeper's Cottage.

Details... 

Where?

Pick-up is at the pier outside The Lock-Keeper's Cottage. Toome

How long?

Trips are approximately 1 hour long

When?

Sunday 22nd May 2022
12 noon; 1:30pm; 3pm; 4:30pm

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Who?

  • Those interested in or in need of intimate, quality, memorable family / bubble experiences.

  • Families / bubbles interested in the natural environment, ecology and sustainability.

  • Families / bubbles interested in educational experiences.

  • Families / bubbles interested in or in need of relaxation or ‘time out’.

  • Families / bubbles interested in heritage and cultural experiences.

  • Families / bubbles interested in supporting and sustaining rural workers and their way of life.

  • Families / bubbles interested in rural tourism.

  • Families / bubbles interested in community stories and community endeavours.

  • Families / bubbles who appreciate the outdoors.  

  • Families / bubbles interested in history, especially Irish history. 

  • Families / bubbles interested in good food, knowing where their food comes from, and eating healthily.

  • Families / bubbles interested in fishing.

  • Families / bubbles interested in canals.  

  • Families / bubbles who are open-minded explorers!

Terms and conditions for all boat trips.

  • Obviously, boat trips are weather-permitting. We always monitor weather conditions and forecast in advance, and have contingency plans in place, including amending timings and routes to suit weather conditions, to enable us to proceed with the booking if at all possible. In the highly unlikely event of LNS being unable to proceed with the booking for any other reason, a full refund will, of course, be provided to customers (within seven days). 

  • Unfortunately, it will not be possible to issue a refund if a customer cancels a booking with less than forty-eight hours’ notice.

  • Please come suitably prepared: Health and Safety

  • Even on a perfectly still, calm summer’s day on land, there can often be cold wind-chill and wave on the Lough.  It is essential that tour participants come equipped with flat footwear, and warm, waterproof and windproof clothing - even a little blanket for over their legs. They should also enjoy a moderate level of good physical health.

  • These proposals do NOT take account of 1m social distancing. Tour participants in mixed groups will be required to wear masks - even Halloween ones.

  • Unfortunately, these tours would not be suitable for wheelchair users. 

  • We thank you for your understanding and support with these important health and safety matters.

Book the Cruise

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£15 for adults;
£10 for kids (Aged 3 - 18)
Please note all online sales are priced £15.
However, we'll be happy to refund the difference to you in cash on the day for all kids' bookings.