|Kinnego Marina |
Kinnego Marina is the largest marina on Lough Neagh. Situated by the Oxford Island National Nature Reserve it also has a fully serviced caravan park and is home to Lough Neagh Sailing Club, one of the oldest sailing clubs in Northern Ireland, established in 1877.
Whether you visit to relax in the magnificent rural setting of beauty and tranquillity or participate in our range of services available, Kinnego Marina and Oxford Island fulfils all your requirements for an exhilarating day out. The Marina is a recognised leader in the provision of Royal Yachting Association Powerboat, Sailing, Personal Watercraft and shore based courses making it an ideal location to learn more about water based pastimes.
The site offers 190 fully sheltered berths with deep and shallow water access for vessels drawing less than 1.55 metres. There are also 10 moorings. Assistance is provided for launching boats, stepping masts and other related services. Secured summer and winter storage is provided for 60 boats within the boat park on-site.
Fully trained and qualified staff on site offer local knowledge, boat tuition and information on safety on Lough Neagh. This includes how to contact HM Coastguard and how to call out the Lough Neagh Rescue Service if any problems are encountered.
From Kinnego Marina, access to the North Atlantic can be obtained via the Lower Bann navigation channel at Coleraine.
Kinnego Caravan & Camping Park
Kinnego Caravan and Camping Park situated on the shores of Lough Neagh beside Oxford Island NNR.
This fully serviced site is adjacent to the Marina with a modern shower and laundry block. It has ten touring caravan pitches with electric hook-up and 10 tent pitches.
Excellent shopping is available close by in Lurgan and at Rushmere Shopping Complex a short distance away in the centre of Craigavon. The Park’s location just off the M1 means it is ideal for those wishing to sample the outdoor life in the heart of Northern Ireland.
Signposted off M1 motorway at junction 10 for Oxford Island.
Boat Trips On Lough Neagh
Relax and enjoy a boat trip on the fully enclosed Master McGra & Coney Explorer and experience the delightful shoreline and islands of the largest inland waterway in the British Isles.
The Vessels are ten-metre cruisers, which can seat twelve passengers. The vessel is fully equipped to meet the highest safety standards and is skippered by fully qualified staff.
Trips are available from April – October and normally last half-hour to one hour. Weather permitting, boat trips leave from Kinnego Marina every Saturday and Sunday afternoons during the operating season and also on weekdays by prior arrangement.
Private Charter oF Master McGra & Coney Explorer
The vessels with skipper is also available for private hire for business meetings, corporate hospitality, wedding photos, birthday parties and school groups. Hot and cold catering is available on request.
RYA Training Centre
Kinnego Marina is recognised as a leader in Northern Ireland in the provision of specialist Royal Yachting Association courses. Courses are adapted to meet the specific needs of the client and address the day to day operational problems, which may be encountered.
The level of courses offered are:
• Powerboat course – covers all levels from beginner to instructor training
• Dinghy sailing courses
• Keelboat courses
• RYA PWC courses
• Sea Survival Courses
• VHF/DSC Short Range Certificate
• RYA First Aid Course
• RYA Inland Waterways Helm
Courses are open to any person or group wishing to start off in boating or to enhance and develop existing boating skills.
Waterside Conference Room
The Waterside Conference Room offers panoramic views over Kinnego Marina and is an excellent venue for training, conferences and meetings.
Waterside Conference Room has a flexible layout which can be tailored to your needs with the latest audiovisual equipment available on request.
• 40 Theatre Layout
• 20 Classroom Layout
• 25 Boardroom Layout
• 20 Training Layout
We can also offer a wide range of catering from sit-down meals to finger buffet either hot or cold menu available on request
Kinnego Pond lies just to the east of Kinnego Marina and is easily accessible by woodland trail. The pond is man-made, having been created in the 1980s from a former inlet of the Lough. The area was formerly an important harbour serving Lurgan and the surrounding areas.
The woodland around the pond is dominated by alder and willow and supports typical woodland species including various thrushes, tits and finches. In winter siskins and redpolls feed on the alder cones.
The pond itself supports several species of dragonfly and damselfly including Common Blue, Large Red and Four Spotted Chaser. Aquatic invertebrates such as pond snails and water beetles are also present, indicating that the water quality is somewhat higher than in the Lough itself. Great-crested grebe, tufted duck and moorhen nest on the fringes of the pond and in the past kingfishers have been suspected of breeding in its vicinity. There is a short walk from Kinnego Marina around the Kinnego Pond which takes fifteen to twenty minutes to complete following the boat symbol on the marker posts.