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Antrim Lough Shore Park & The Gateway

Situated on the shores of Lough Neagh, the Antrim Lough Shore Park is a popular destination for visitors and residents throughout the entire year. It is an area steeped in history and natural beauty, with many attractions and activities to enjoy. The park also includes a 5-star caravan park and slipways to arrive by boat.

Here you will find the Protector of the Lough statue, towering over the shore of Lough Neagh. Standing six metres high but weighing just 500kg, the majestic Protector of the Lough was designed by the Spanish sculptor Casto Solano. Depicting the legendary Finn McCool, the sculpture is made of stainless steel ribbons which gently move with the wind, helping to create the illusion that the giant is in the act of throwing a rock towards his rival, Benandonner.


Discover the story of Finn McCool at The Gateway and enjoy panoramic views across Lough Neagh. An exhibition space tells the story of the Lough and its influence on our past, present, and future. The sights and sounds will excite and enthuse all ages and the learning experience reflects five key themes around the Lough: Legends, Life, Living, Lives and Links.

Anchored at the pier, you will also find The Joyce - a refurbished World War II vessel. The Joyce operated on Lough Neagh from 1943 as a retrieval boat, used during test firing of torpedoes. The torpedoes were made at Massereene, the site of a former Army barracks that still stands till this day. 



Opening Times:

8am to 8pm