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Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry

This market town is located a few miles from the north-west corner of Lough Neagh and offers the visitor the stunning countryside that surrounds the largest lake in Ireland. 

Lough Beg nature reserve is a beautiful place to visit in the locality which covers 300 acres of fine ornithological sites with over 100 species of birds on an impressive expanse of wet grassland. 

Church Island (0044 28 25 871 695) on Lough Beg is an interesting historic point of interest, as the ruins of the old church include a spire, cemetery, holy well and the site of an old monastery. 

Golfers will enjoy Moyola golf club (0044 28 79 468 468), which is set in 130 acres of mature wooded parkland and is a par 71 championship course. 

The Lower Bann fishing scheme (0044 28 79 301 289) offers anglers excellent coarse fishing with around 50 fishing points in place, the area is the venue for international course fishing competitions.

Gardens

2 Old Galgorm Road - Gardn Ballymena - County Antrim Northern Ireland
2 Old Galgorm Road
Ballymena, Co. Antrim
The gradualist approach has a lot of advantages when taking on a large garden and that is exactly the way the Glynns went about transforming their two and a half acres after they moved into their Victorian home 27 years ago. Each year they se ...
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Golf

Pavilion & Helicopter
Galgorm Castle Golf Club
Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Course Type: Parkland
Galgorm Castle Golf Club is an exciting mixture of the new and the old. This 18 hole, 6736 yards par 72 Championship course is set in 220 acres of beautiful, mature parkland located in the heart of County Antrim. It is overlooked by Galgorm Castl ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Ballealy Cottage
Ballealy Cottage is a 19th Century deerkeeper's cottage on the Shane's Castle estate, beside Lough Neagh, Co. Antrim. Set in a woodland by a stream, Ballealy presents a fairytale appearance of irregular gables and half-hipped roofs, edged with or ...
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What's On

Tyrone Farmers Market - Dungannon Co Tyrone - 1st Saturday of Month
Tyrone Farmers Market - 1st Saturday of month 8.30-1pm

Tesco Carpark, Dungannon

Contact: Irene Molloy - 048 375 23752 / irene@initiative.ie
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Tourist Attractions

Mid Antrim Museum at The Braid - Ballymena County Antrim Northern Ireland
Mid Antrim Museum at The Braid
Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Named after the river that runs through Ballymena, the Braid weaves together history, arts and culture alongside contemporary conference, tourism and civic facilities on a site that has been for centuries the centre of local civic life. From ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Ardtara Country House
Upperlands, Co. Londonderry
Ardtara is an elegantly decorated Victorian country house with well-proportioned rooms, antique furnishings and fresh flowers - and, with a choice of churches in the area and wedding blessings possible at Ardtara, it makes a lovely wedding venues ...
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