CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NORTHERN IRELAND HOTEL
Toome or Toomebridge (from Irish: Tuaim, meaning “tumulus”), is a small village and townland on the northwest corner of Lough Neagh in County Antrim.
The Hotel is located only 15 miles from Belfast International Airport and 28 miles from the City of Belfast, making it a central location for the business or leisure traveller to the province.
It is also ideal for meetings, conferences and weddings.
STEEPED IN HISTORY
The largest industry in Toome is eel fishing, supplying the European market. The eels come from the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic Ocean to Lough Neagh to mate. The eel fisheries have been commemorated in a number of poems by Seamus Heaney.
Within the last century mining for diatomite has developed as extensive deposits of diatomite are found in the Toome area. This mineral was used as an absorbent for gelignite and for toothpaste.
The expanding Toome Business Park has been helping the economy of the village for over the past ten years.
A 2km long walk to the shores of Lough Neagh, along the banks of Toome Canal, is a favourite for our guests who like to take advantage of the great outdoors and local scenery that our location benefits from.
LOUGH NEAGH WALK ROUTE INFORMATION
From the Hotel, walk south towards the loughshore along the banks of Toome Canal. To your right are the remains of the old railway bridge over the Bann. As you continue towards the loughshore, you pass, again to your right, some of the Lower Bann sluice gates. The path soon reaches the shores of Lough Neagh.
To finish this short walk, simply retrace your steps along the canal bank to the parking area or follow the loop to the right, back to the car park.
Distance: 1.2 miles Terrain: Off-road paths
Point of interest: Wide panoramic views over Lough Neagh
Information: panels are available along the walk. From the hotel, it is only a 10-minute walk to begin exploring this historic and delightful outdoor area.
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