Phenomenal Lough Neagh Artisans Market returns

Due to the phenomenal success of the first-ever Lough Neagh Artisans Market in May, the market is returning to Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Toome, on Sunday 14 August, from 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

Thirty five traders will showcase local produce, arts and crafts from the shoreline of Lough Neagh and right across Northern Ireland and admission to the market is free. There will be live music, product sampling and visitors can even take boat trips from 12noon along Toome Canal and out onto Lough Neagh.

Lough Neagh Artisans Market

Eimear Kearney, Marketing Manager of Lough Neagh Partnership, said: “We were overwhelmed by the phenomenal success of the first Lough Neagh Artisans Market that it wasn’t a case of if we would do it again but simply when. So we are very excited to announce that the market will be returning on 14 August and it is being organised by members of Lough Neagh Partnership’s Lough Neagh Artisans Group.

“The Lough Neagh Artisans Market has been hugely popular with artisan traders on our doorstep and right across Northern Ireland and visitors will be able to immerse themselves in an entertaining and fun day out while supporting the best local producers.”

Lough Neagh’s Stories will provide ‘Lough Neagh Taster Boat Tours’ every hour on the hour from 1.00pm to 5.00pm with guided commentary. Visitors will embark on the Canal Walk at the lock-gate on the outer pier. To book, please email [email protected].

River Bann Tours boat trips will depart from 12noon until 5.00pm every half hour from Toome to Church Island.

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