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Seamus Heaney Home-place

Developed by Mid Ulster District Council, Seamus Heaney HomePlace is a purpose-built arts and literary centre, which celebrates the life and work of the late poet and Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney, and contributes to his legacy. Opened in September 2016, HomePlace houses an interactive exhibition, arranged over two floors and filled with personal stories and artefacts, dozens of family photographs, video recordings from friends, neighbours, world leaders, cultural figures, and the voice of the poet himself. HomePlace also includes a recreation of the poet’s Dublin study.

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Hill of the O Neill Ranfurly Arts & Visitors Centre

From the thirteenth century until modern times, this highland rampart above the town of Dungannon has been one of the most strategically important sites in the history of Ireland. Stronghold of the famous O’Neill dynasty its view of all nine counties of Ulster enabled its occupants to command the surrounding area. The inauguration site of the O’Neills is a short distance away to the North East at Tullahogue Fort.

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The Jungle

The Jungle NI is an award-winning outdoor adventure activity provider set in an enchanting  forest at the foot of the Sperrins. Indulge the senses with our unique, adrenaline-packed adventure activities such as Zorbing, Paintball, High Wire Tree Top Adventure Courses, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Forest Segways, Llama Trekking and much more. Situated just 45 minutes from Belfast or Derry/Londonderry, on the main A29, The Jungle NI is  easily accessible. It is open 7 days a week and can cater to any party, large or small. Providing a friendly and most of all, professional service The Jungle NI staff will ensure you enjoy a daring adventure unlike any other, so what are you waiting for?!

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The Sperrins

The Sperrins are the largest and least explored mountain range in Northern Ireland with dramatic landscapes, rivers teaming with life, mountains, valleys, forests, lakes, outdoor pursuits, indoor pursuits… something for everyone!.

The region is extremely accessible, Belfast airports and ferry ports, as well as Derry City airport are all within one hour of the Sperrins Region.

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Titanic Belfast

The newly opened Titanic Belfast® is an unmissable visit in any tour of Northern Ireland. It is located in the heart of Belfast, on the slipways where RMS Titanic was built.

View Site


Giant’s Causeway

Northern Ireland’s iconic World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to a wealth of local history and legend. Explore the basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago and search for distinctive stone formations fancifully named the Camel, Harp and Organ.

View Site


Springhill

Described as our year of opportunity, 2012 is packed with events, celebrations and commemorations, including the centenary of the sinking of the world famous ship the Titanic. Springhill in Moneymore has its own Titanic story to tell, as for the first time ever, visitors to the National Trust property will be able to see an original hand written letter, scribed by 11 year old Eileen Lenox-Conyngham on board the Titanic in 1912.

View Site


The Bushmills Distillery

The Bushmills distillery has had its fair share of visitors these past few hundred years, now over 120,000 each year (and that’s not counting our resident ghost, The Grey Lady). And of all the living souls I have encountered, every one of them leaves with a smile on their face and a spring in their step, mind you, that might just be from the fumes as we hand craft our Bushmills.

So why not experience it yourself and be transported into a world that hasn’t changed much since we first opened our doors way back.”

View Site


Lissan House

Lissan House is an enchanting country residence set within a 250 acre demesne of ancient woodland and forestry. The estate was created in the 17th century and remained the home of the Staples family for nearly 400 years, reputedly the longest habitation by any single family of a country house in West Ulster. Lissan came to prominence in 2003 when its popularity helped it reach the national final of the BBC Restoration programme.

View Site


Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Climb on and off majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight in the Transport Museum bursting with horse drawn carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars.

View Site


Ulster American Folk Park

Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.

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Discover Lough Neagh

In the heart of Northern Ireland you will find Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Ireland & Britain. Lough Neagh captivates visitors with its tranquil atmosphere, un-spoilt scenery, secluded bays and skyward views. Lough Neagh is a haven for wildlife with many viewpoints around the shoreline.

View Site


Coyles Cottage

This 300 year old fisherman’s cottage situated on the Western shores of Lough Neagh is in the town land of Aneeterbeg in Ardboe. It was built primarily of mud walls, supported by far corners built of stone which were whitewashed to help withstand the weathering. The thatch is a local Lough-shore reed which was used because of its durability. The cottage is also the starting point for the Gort Moss Walk which features a number of ramparts and pathways meandering through and over flat cut bog land rich in flora and fauna.

View Site

Shopping

Cookstown is famous for its longest and widest street in Northern Ireland, which is a haven for a variety of shops and businesses. The range of shops extends from small family stores to much larger chain stores. There is ample free parking providing a real paradise for shopping. On Saturdays, Cookstown’s main shopping area comes alive with a bustling, vibrant street market which has a Royal Charter dating back to17th century.


Station Square Retail Park

Station Square Retail Park is located in just off the main street in Molesworth Street.

View Site


Broadfields Retail Park

A scheme of 9 units anchored by Homebase and including TK Maxx, Next, Halfords and Harvester.

View Site


Victoria Square Belfast

Old and new sit comfortably side by side in Victoria Square, Northern Ireland’s biggest and brightest new shopping centre. The dazzling glass dome is also a viewing gallery where you can look across the Belfast rooftops and over at the Belfast Wheel. The quaint, Victorian Jaffe Fountain is a centrepiece at the front door, returned to the same spot where it stood in 1870.

View Site

Burnavon Theatre

The premier arts and cultural venue, and the hub of arts, drama, music, theatre and dance in Mid–Ulster.

The Burnavon is just the ticket for business meetings, seminars and conferences. Situated in the heart of Mid Ulster, the Burnavon is easily accessible from all parts of Northern Ireland, offering a wide range of facilities, free parking and catering packages to suit all tastes and budgets.

View Site


Bardic Theatre

For over 25 years, Bardic Theatre Group has entertained thousands of people in the Mid Ulster area and beyond.

Its award winning productions – from toe tapping musicals (e.g. The Buddy Holly Story, High School Musical, Joseph, Blood Brothers) to hard hitting drama (e.g. The Diary of Anne Frank, The Beauty Queen of Leenane), have spurned the careers of many local media personalities, television directors, playwrights, novelists, actors and broadcasters.

View Site


Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House is Northern Ireland’s premier theatre, presenting an outstanding programme of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals, pantomime and family shows.

View Site

Ballyronan Wood Walk

Ballyronan Wood Walk is a beautiful walk through a small 5 acre wet woodland on the shores of Lough Neagh. The area boasts a wealth of wildlife easily viewed from the woodland path.

View Site


Springhill House Walk

A circular walk through Springhill Estate which visits the gardens, house, estate walk and demesne. There is a tower on an elevated site above the beech walk dating from the early 18th Century.

View Site


Drumcairne Wood Walk

A new path has now been way marked from a small car park in the forest through a varied woodland containing broadleaves and conifers. The forest is rugged and beautiful which is part of its charm. When visiting Drumcairne, you can expect to find beautiful walks and closeness with nature.

View Site


Lough Fea Walk

Set in wild mountain scenery, Lough Fea is one of the many delightful lakes dotted throughout the Sperrins Region. Covering 180 acres this natural beauty spot is an anglers dream. The 4.15km (aprox 1 hour) walkway around the Lough is a haven for local walkers and tourists alike.

View Site


Moneymore Heritage Trail Walk

This is a short trail through the village of Moneymore which explains the wonderful rich heritage and culture of this beautiful conversation area. Having been a settlement for over 400 years Moneymore’s historic past can still be seen in a range of important architectural buildings which hide behind the busy village of today.

View Site


Gort Moss Walk

A linear walk of 5 miles along old moss roads and between leafy hedgerows close to the villages of Ardboe and Moortown.

View Site


Manor Park Walk

An attractive park within the conservation village of Moneymore,. A short circular walk comprising of wildlife pond and environmental play area.

View Site


Wellbrook Beetling Mill Woodland Walk

Set in a picaresque wooded glen on the banks of the Ballinderry River. Beautiful 1.3 mile walk through a wooded glen and mill race.

View Site


Innevall Wood Walk

Innevall railway walk is a short circular walk through lowland countryside and an old railway embankment. The GNR Railway line provides a scenic viewpoint to the surrounding landscape.

View Site


Dunnamore Riverside Walk

An attractive short circular walk along the Ballinderry River.

View Site


Drum Manor Forest Park

The attractive eighteenth-century demesne is now a forest park. Colourful in spring and autumn with a shrub, butterfly and Japanese garden, arboretum, ponds and mixed woodlands. Way-marked trails of varying length commence at the car park and form a circular route. Self-guided trail with wheelchair access.

View Site 

Lough Fea Cycle Route

Distance: 66km / 41 miles Route Signing: 5
A delightful route taking in the archaeology of Beaghmore Stone Circles and the Broughderg area, the remote Glenelly Valley, the charm of Lough Fea and the hustle and bustle of Cookstown.

Advice and recommendations: This route has some steep climbs. The route can be shortened by use of the road past Davagh Forest. A short detour to the Sperrin Heritage Centre is highly recommended.

View Site


Loughshore Trail Cycle Route

Route Signing: 94 Distance: 128kms / 80 miles Route Map: Loughshore Trail NN94
Cookstown is an integral part of the Loughshore Trail cycle route which provides visitors and locals with the unique opportunity to cycle a continuous route around the shores of Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the UK and Ireland. It has been designed to suit both experienced cycling enthusiasts and family groups of all ages and abilities.

Advice and recommendations: Quiet country lanes and mainly flat terrain with breathtaking views. Over 25 major sites of interest including marinas, nature reserves, parks and sites of archaeological interest. Interpretation panels at many sites providing information about the Trail, local history and flora and fauna.

View Site


Slieve Gallion Cycle Route

Distance: 40km / 25 miles Route Signing: 8
A challenging and very scenic cycle route circumnavigating Slieve Gallion with spectacular views, taking in Springhill House and the plantation towns of Moneymore and Draperstown.

Advice and recommendations: Springhill House is an ideal start point. This route has some steep climbs.

View Site


National Cycle Route 95

Route Signing: 95 Distance: 137kms / 85 miles Route Map: Belfast to Ballyshannon NN9B
As the route passes Cookstown the remoteness and beauty of the Sperrin’s Region becomes evident; this magnificent landscape has changed little since Stone Age people built their circle and alignments, like those at Beaghmore. Sights on route include; Wellbrook Beetling Mill, Beaghmore Stone Circles, views of the Sperrin Mountains and Barnes Gap.

Advice and recommendations: Route crosses the heart of the Sperrins on quiet country roads between Cookstown, Gortin and Newtownstewart. Route also takes in the tranquil Derg Valley between Castlederg and Pettigo.

For more information on Cycling in the Cookstown District contact Cookstown Tourist Information Centre on

Tel: 028 867 69949 (option 2) or email: tic@cookstown.gov.uk

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Killymoon Golf Club

Established in 1889 Killymoon Golf Club is steeped in history and indeed was one of the founding members of the Golfing Union of Ireland and Irish Ladies Golfing Union. To compliment our superb golf course we have a well stocked professional shop to provide for all your golfing needs and practice facilities where instruction is provided by our PGA Professional, Gary Chambers.
Our new clubhouse was opening in 1989 by British Open champion Fred Daly.

View Site

Barrontop Farm

Barrontop Fun Farm – The ideal venue for school & playgroup visits, birthday parties & family days out.
Situated in the picturesque green hills of Donemana, Barrontop Fun Farm is the perfect day out for all ages. With a large range of animals (including some more exotic animals), an adventure playground, an indoor heated soft play area, a bouncy castle and cart rides, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Need to rest your feet? No problem – we also have picnic areas and a tearoom.

View Site


Welcome To Annaginny Park & Farm

Get away from it all and entertain the family with a day out at Annaginny, Co Tyrones very own zoo with wild animals from all over the world,
Or try a spot of fishing with the fishing shop and lessons available on request, BBQ Facilities, Picnic tables and childrens play park.
If you fancy you can take a relaxing walk amongst the mature trees or even ride the ginny train!

View Site


Adventure World

Adventure World is a great place for your kids for a day out. They cater for all children up to 1.45 metres high. There’s 2 great slides, a fab snake, mini football pitch and loads of space to run around. There’s also a small section for the 1 -4 year old. They haven’t forgot the parents either, a great cafe with good coffee and plenty off seating. Why don’t you take a book with you and relax.

Adventure World 65 Drum Road Cookstown. 02886758182

Swimming Pools at Cookstown Leisure Centre.

We have 2 fantastic swimming pools with sessions to suit every type of swimmer.

The 25 metre main pool kept at 28 degrees is perfect for the keen swimmer with swim fit lanes available at different times during the week. In addition, if you wish to have a swim fit lane all to your self this can been booked, when the pool is open for public swimming, at Reception and is subject to availability.

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Ritz Multiplex Cinema

Check website for films & Listings

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Fishing Licenses are available to purchase at Cookstown Tourist Information Centre

Tel : 028 867 69949 for further details.

 

Cookstown District offers the ideal location for fishing, with many prime locations throughout the district. The Ballinderry river flows east through Cookstown and into Lough Neagh. The river is regarded by anglers as one of the best trout rivers in Ulster as well as being good for Salmon and Dollaghan. Anglers can also enjoy Lough Fea, a linear expanse of water covering 180 acres , situated five miles north of Cookstown. Cookstown District lies along the shores of Lough Neagh, the largest lake in the British Isles covering an area of 153 square miles. In order to fish on any of the waters in the district it is essential to have a rod licence. For club waters a permit will also be required which can be obtained from the specific club.

 

Angling waters in County Tyrone which are part of the Public Angling Estate are now listed on the nidirect website. You can find practical information on a wide range of fishing waters including Lough Macronan, Brantry Lough, Lough Braden and Lough Lee.

 

Visit the nidirect website for more information:

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Local Put and Take Fishery – Rectory Lodge Trout Fishery

Rectory Road, Cookstown
Tel: 028 867 51774

 

Fly lake and bait lake available for fishing.
Catch and release. Flies, worms etc available for sale.
Open: Thursday – Sunday 8.30am – 10.00pm

 

Loughs in the area :
Lough Fea (Trout, Rainbow & Brown)
Lough Bracken (Pike & Perch)
Camlough (Wild Brown Trout)

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Dungannon Park Lake Fishery

The Park Lake fly fishery is a 12-acre stream fed lake, set in the middle of rolling grassland and mature woodland. This challenging Troutmaster water is retained by an impressive 18th century dam spanning some 60 metres. The lake is home to a range of aquatic insects and fly life and is stocked regularly with rainbow trout.

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Gallop over the open expanses or track along quiet country roads and get close to the true peace and quiet of the countryside.

Beech Hill Stables of Moneymore, were established in 2000. The riding stables are situated on a 40 acre site, located 6 miles outside of Magherafelt and 3 miles from Cookstown. Lessons are offered for all levels – from complete novice to the experienced rider. Private lessons or lessons for larger groups can also be supplied and hacks are also available on quiet country roads. The Riding School is open Monday to Saturday and are open early morning to late evening (making it ideal for those longer summer nights!). The stables are open for all Bank Holidays and most national holidays.

 

Contact details : 53 Cookstown Road, Moneymore Tel: 028 867 48293 / 867 48994

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Attractions

Seamus Heaney Home-place

Developed by Mid Ulster District Council, Seamus Heaney HomePlace is a purpose-built arts and literary centre, which celebrates the life and work of the late poet and Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney, and contributes to his legacy. Opened in September 2016, HomePlace houses an interactive exhibition, arranged over two floors and filled with personal stories and artefacts, dozens of family photographs, video recordings from friends, neighbours, world leaders, cultural figures, and the voice of the poet himself. HomePlace also includes a recreation of the poet’s Dublin study.

View Site


Hill of the O Neill Ranfurly Arts & Visitors Centre

From the thirteenth century until modern times, this highland rampart above the town of Dungannon has been one of the most strategically important sites in the history of Ireland. Stronghold of the famous O’Neill dynasty its view of all nine counties of Ulster enabled its occupants to command the surrounding area. The inauguration site of the O’Neills is a short distance away to the North East at Tullahogue Fort.

View Site


The Jungle

The Jungle NI is an award-winning outdoor adventure activity provider set in an enchanting  forest at the foot of the Sperrins. Indulge the senses with our unique, adrenaline-packed adventure activities such as Zorbing, Paintball, High Wire Tree Top Adventure Courses, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Forest Segways, Llama Trekking and much more. Situated just 45 minutes from Belfast or Derry/Londonderry, on the main A29, The Jungle NI is  easily accessible. It is open 7 days a week and can cater to any party, large or small. Providing a friendly and most of all, professional service The Jungle NI staff will ensure you enjoy a daring adventure unlike any other, so what are you waiting for?!

View Site


The Sperrins

The Sperrins are the largest and least explored mountain range in Northern Ireland with dramatic landscapes, rivers teaming with life, mountains, valleys, forests, lakes, outdoor pursuits, indoor pursuits… something for everyone!.

The region is extremely accessible, Belfast airports and ferry ports, as well as Derry City airport are all within one hour of the Sperrins Region.

View Site


Titanic Belfast

The newly opened Titanic Belfast® is an unmissable visit in any tour of Northern Ireland. It is located in the heart of Belfast, on the slipways where RMS Titanic was built.

View Site


Giant’s Causeway

Northern Ireland’s iconic World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to a wealth of local history and legend. Explore the basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago and search for distinctive stone formations fancifully named the Camel, Harp and Organ.

View Site


Springhill

Described as our year of opportunity, 2012 is packed with events, celebrations and commemorations, including the centenary of the sinking of the world famous ship the Titanic. Springhill in Moneymore has its own Titanic story to tell, as for the first time ever, visitors to the National Trust property will be able to see an original hand written letter, scribed by 11 year old Eileen Lenox-Conyngham on board the Titanic in 1912.

View Site


The Bushmills Distillery

The Bushmills distillery has had its fair share of visitors these past few hundred years, now over 120,000 each year (and that’s not counting our resident ghost, The Grey Lady). And of all the living souls I have encountered, every one of them leaves with a smile on their face and a spring in their step, mind you, that might just be from the fumes as we hand craft our Bushmills.

So why not experience it yourself and be transported into a world that hasn’t changed much since we first opened our doors way back.”

View Site


Lissan House

Lissan House is an enchanting country residence set within a 250 acre demesne of ancient woodland and forestry. The estate was created in the 17th century and remained the home of the Staples family for nearly 400 years, reputedly the longest habitation by any single family of a country house in West Ulster. Lissan came to prominence in 2003 when its popularity helped it reach the national final of the BBC Restoration programme.

View Site


Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Climb on and off majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight in the Transport Museum bursting with horse drawn carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars.

View Site


Ulster American Folk Park

Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.

View Site


Discover Lough Neagh

In the heart of Northern Ireland you will find Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Ireland & Britain. Lough Neagh captivates visitors with its tranquil atmosphere, un-spoilt scenery, secluded bays and skyward views. Lough Neagh is a haven for wildlife with many viewpoints around the shoreline.

View Site


Coyles Cottage

This 300 year old fisherman’s cottage situated on the Western shores of Lough Neagh is in the town land of Aneeterbeg in Ardboe. It was built primarily of mud walls, supported by far corners built of stone which were whitewashed to help withstand the weathering. The thatch is a local Lough-shore reed which was used because of its durability. The cottage is also the starting point for the Gort Moss Walk which features a number of ramparts and pathways meandering through and over flat cut bog land rich in flora and fauna.

View Site

Shopping

Shopping

Cookstown is famous for its longest and widest street in Northern Ireland, which is a haven for a variety of shops and businesses. The range of shops extends from small family stores to much larger chain stores. There is ample free parking providing a real paradise for shopping. On Saturdays, Cookstown’s main shopping area comes alive with a bustling, vibrant street market which has a Royal Charter dating back to17th century.


Station Square Retail Park

Station Square Retail Park is located in just off the main street in Molesworth Street.

View Site


Broadfields Retail Park

A scheme of 9 units anchored by Homebase and including TK Maxx, Next, Halfords and Harvester.

View Site


Victoria Square Belfast

Old and new sit comfortably side by side in Victoria Square, Northern Ireland’s biggest and brightest new shopping centre. The dazzling glass dome is also a viewing gallery where you can look across the Belfast rooftops and over at the Belfast Wheel. The quaint, Victorian Jaffe Fountain is a centrepiece at the front door, returned to the same spot where it stood in 1870.

View Site

Theatres

Burnavon Theatre

The premier arts and cultural venue, and the hub of arts, drama, music, theatre and dance in Mid–Ulster.

The Burnavon is just the ticket for business meetings, seminars and conferences. Situated in the heart of Mid Ulster, the Burnavon is easily accessible from all parts of Northern Ireland, offering a wide range of facilities, free parking and catering packages to suit all tastes and budgets.

View Site


Bardic Theatre

For over 25 years, Bardic Theatre Group has entertained thousands of people in the Mid Ulster area and beyond.

Its award winning productions – from toe tapping musicals (e.g. The Buddy Holly Story, High School Musical, Joseph, Blood Brothers) to hard hitting drama (e.g. The Diary of Anne Frank, The Beauty Queen of Leenane), have spurned the careers of many local media personalities, television directors, playwrights, novelists, actors and broadcasters.

View Site


Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House is Northern Ireland’s premier theatre, presenting an outstanding programme of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals, pantomime and family shows.

View Site

Walking

Ballyronan Wood Walk

Ballyronan Wood Walk is a beautiful walk through a small 5 acre wet woodland on the shores of Lough Neagh. The area boasts a wealth of wildlife easily viewed from the woodland path.

View Site


Springhill House Walk

A circular walk through Springhill Estate which visits the gardens, house, estate walk and demesne. There is a tower on an elevated site above the beech walk dating from the early 18th Century.

View Site


Drumcairne Wood Walk

A new path has now been way marked from a small car park in the forest through a varied woodland containing broadleaves and conifers. The forest is rugged and beautiful which is part of its charm. When visiting Drumcairne, you can expect to find beautiful walks and closeness with nature.

View Site


Lough Fea Walk

Set in wild mountain scenery, Lough Fea is one of the many delightful lakes dotted throughout the Sperrins Region. Covering 180 acres this natural beauty spot is an anglers dream. The 4.15km (aprox 1 hour) walkway around the Lough is a haven for local walkers and tourists alike.

View Site


Moneymore Heritage Trail Walk

This is a short trail through the village of Moneymore which explains the wonderful rich heritage and culture of this beautiful conversation area. Having been a settlement for over 400 years Moneymore’s historic past can still be seen in a range of important architectural buildings which hide behind the busy village of today.

View Site


Gort Moss Walk

A linear walk of 5 miles along old moss roads and between leafy hedgerows close to the villages of Ardboe and Moortown.

View Site


Manor Park Walk

An attractive park within the conservation village of Moneymore,. A short circular walk comprising of wildlife pond and environmental play area.

View Site


Wellbrook Beetling Mill Woodland Walk

Set in a picaresque wooded glen on the banks of the Ballinderry River. Beautiful 1.3 mile walk through a wooded glen and mill race.

View Site


Innevall Wood Walk

Innevall railway walk is a short circular walk through lowland countryside and an old railway embankment. The GNR Railway line provides a scenic viewpoint to the surrounding landscape.

View Site


Dunnamore Riverside Walk

An attractive short circular walk along the Ballinderry River.

View Site


Drum Manor Forest Park

The attractive eighteenth-century demesne is now a forest park. Colourful in spring and autumn with a shrub, butterfly and Japanese garden, arboretum, ponds and mixed woodlands. Way-marked trails of varying length commence at the car park and form a circular route. Self-guided trail with wheelchair access.

View Site 

Cycling

Lough Fea Cycle Route

Distance: 66km / 41 miles Route Signing: 5
A delightful route taking in the archaeology of Beaghmore Stone Circles and the Broughderg area, the remote Glenelly Valley, the charm of Lough Fea and the hustle and bustle of Cookstown.

Advice and recommendations: This route has some steep climbs. The route can be shortened by use of the road past Davagh Forest. A short detour to the Sperrin Heritage Centre is highly recommended.

View Site


Loughshore Trail Cycle Route

Route Signing: 94 Distance: 128kms / 80 miles Route Map: Loughshore Trail NN94
Cookstown is an integral part of the Loughshore Trail cycle route which provides visitors and locals with the unique opportunity to cycle a continuous route around the shores of Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the UK and Ireland. It has been designed to suit both experienced cycling enthusiasts and family groups of all ages and abilities.

Advice and recommendations: Quiet country lanes and mainly flat terrain with breathtaking views. Over 25 major sites of interest including marinas, nature reserves, parks and sites of archaeological interest. Interpretation panels at many sites providing information about the Trail, local history and flora and fauna.

View Site


Slieve Gallion Cycle Route

Distance: 40km / 25 miles Route Signing: 8
A challenging and very scenic cycle route circumnavigating Slieve Gallion with spectacular views, taking in Springhill House and the plantation towns of Moneymore and Draperstown.

Advice and recommendations: Springhill House is an ideal start point. This route has some steep climbs.

View Site


National Cycle Route 95

Route Signing: 95 Distance: 137kms / 85 miles Route Map: Belfast to Ballyshannon NN9B
As the route passes Cookstown the remoteness and beauty of the Sperrin’s Region becomes evident; this magnificent landscape has changed little since Stone Age people built their circle and alignments, like those at Beaghmore. Sights on route include; Wellbrook Beetling Mill, Beaghmore Stone Circles, views of the Sperrin Mountains and Barnes Gap.

Advice and recommendations: Route crosses the heart of the Sperrins on quiet country roads between Cookstown, Gortin and Newtownstewart. Route also takes in the tranquil Derg Valley between Castlederg and Pettigo.

For more information on Cycling in the Cookstown District contact Cookstown Tourist Information Centre on

Tel: 028 867 69949 (option 2) or email: tic@cookstown.gov.uk

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Golfing

Killymoon Golf Club

Established in 1889 Killymoon Golf Club is steeped in history and indeed was one of the founding members of the Golfing Union of Ireland and Irish Ladies Golfing Union. To compliment our superb golf course we have a well stocked professional shop to provide for all your golfing needs and practice facilities where instruction is provided by our PGA Professional, Gary Chambers.
Our new clubhouse was opening in 1989 by British Open champion Fred Daly.

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Family & Kids

Barrontop Farm

Barrontop Fun Farm – The ideal venue for school & playgroup visits, birthday parties & family days out.
Situated in the picturesque green hills of Donemana, Barrontop Fun Farm is the perfect day out for all ages. With a large range of animals (including some more exotic animals), an adventure playground, an indoor heated soft play area, a bouncy castle and cart rides, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Need to rest your feet? No problem – we also have picnic areas and a tearoom.

View Site


Welcome To Annaginny Park & Farm

Get away from it all and entertain the family with a day out at Annaginny, Co Tyrones very own zoo with wild animals from all over the world,
Or try a spot of fishing with the fishing shop and lessons available on request, BBQ Facilities, Picnic tables and childrens play park.
If you fancy you can take a relaxing walk amongst the mature trees or even ride the ginny train!

View Site


Adventure World

Adventure World is a great place for your kids for a day out. They cater for all children up to 1.45 metres high. There’s 2 great slides, a fab snake, mini football pitch and loads of space to run around. There’s also a small section for the 1 -4 year old. They haven’t forgot the parents either, a great cafe with good coffee and plenty off seating. Why don’t you take a book with you and relax.

Adventure World 65 Drum Road Cookstown. 02886758182

Swimming Pools at Cookstown Leisure Centre.

We have 2 fantastic swimming pools with sessions to suit every type of swimmer.

The 25 metre main pool kept at 28 degrees is perfect for the keen swimmer with swim fit lanes available at different times during the week. In addition, if you wish to have a swim fit lane all to your self this can been booked, when the pool is open for public swimming, at Reception and is subject to availability.

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Ritz Multiplex Cinema

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Angling

Fishing Licenses are available to purchase at Cookstown Tourist Information Centre

Tel : 028 867 69949 for further details.

 

Cookstown District offers the ideal location for fishing, with many prime locations throughout the district. The Ballinderry river flows east through Cookstown and into Lough Neagh. The river is regarded by anglers as one of the best trout rivers in Ulster as well as being good for Salmon and Dollaghan. Anglers can also enjoy Lough Fea, a linear expanse of water covering 180 acres , situated five miles north of Cookstown. Cookstown District lies along the shores of Lough Neagh, the largest lake in the British Isles covering an area of 153 square miles. In order to fish on any of the waters in the district it is essential to have a rod licence. For club waters a permit will also be required which can be obtained from the specific club.

 

Angling waters in County Tyrone which are part of the Public Angling Estate are now listed on the nidirect website. You can find practical information on a wide range of fishing waters including Lough Macronan, Brantry Lough, Lough Braden and Lough Lee.

 

Visit the nidirect website for more information:

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Local Put and Take Fishery – Rectory Lodge Trout Fishery

Rectory Road, Cookstown
Tel: 028 867 51774

 

Fly lake and bait lake available for fishing.
Catch and release. Flies, worms etc available for sale.
Open: Thursday – Sunday 8.30am – 10.00pm

 

Loughs in the area :
Lough Fea (Trout, Rainbow & Brown)
Lough Bracken (Pike & Perch)
Camlough (Wild Brown Trout)

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Dungannon Park Lake Fishery

The Park Lake fly fishery is a 12-acre stream fed lake, set in the middle of rolling grassland and mature woodland. This challenging Troutmaster water is retained by an impressive 18th century dam spanning some 60 metres. The lake is home to a range of aquatic insects and fly life and is stocked regularly with rainbow trout.

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Horse Riding

Gallop over the open expanses or track along quiet country roads and get close to the true peace and quiet of the countryside.

Beech Hill Stables of Moneymore, were established in 2000. The riding stables are situated on a 40 acre site, located 6 miles outside of Magherafelt and 3 miles from Cookstown. Lessons are offered for all levels – from complete novice to the experienced rider. Private lessons or lessons for larger groups can also be supplied and hacks are also available on quiet country roads. The Riding School is open Monday to Saturday and are open early morning to late evening (making it ideal for those longer summer nights!). The stables are open for all Bank Holidays and most national holidays.

 

Contact details : 53 Cookstown Road, Moneymore Tel: 028 867 48293 / 867 48994

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