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A Lough Neagh Sequel Literary Tour

This is a unique, exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with the authentic Lough Neagh landscape and people which inspired Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney to write “A Lough Neagh Sequence” (1969). This three hour boat trip combines the fishing and literary expertise within Lough Neagh’s Stories, and endeavours to provide truly unique insight into Heaney’s “A Lough Neagh Sequence”.


It is guided by Gary, a practising Lough Neagh fisherman, and his wife Anne-Marie, a local English teacher.



A three hour round trip which would depart from, and return again to, “The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage Tea Room and Waterways Heritage Centre”, Toomebridge (BT41 3TE).

How long?

3 hours


Available Largely July – August.

(Enquiries welcome for April, May, June, Sept. and Oct.)

Seven days - although relevant fishing demonstrations are only possible Mon –Friday.



  • Seamus Heaney enthusiasts.

  • Lough Neagh enthusiasts.

  • Those interested in literature, especially Irish literature.

  • Those interested in heritage.

  • Those interested in cultural experiences.

  • Those interested in exclusive, intimate, quality, memorable experiences.

  • Those interested in spending time with like-minded people, savouring such experiences.

  • Open-Minded Explorers!

  • Those interested in the natural environment and ecology.

  • Those interested in fishing.

  • Those interested in supporting and sustaining authentic rural workers and their way of life.

  • Those interested in rural tourism.

  • Those interested in community stories and community endeavours.

  • Those who appreciate the outdoors.  

  • Those interested in history, especially Irish history. 

Book the Cruise

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If we have not scheduled tours for a specific date, please use the contact form below to enquire about additional dates or Private Charters.

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