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Loughinsholin Launches Untapped Mid Ulster Tour

By Dave Simpson
Loughinsholin Launches Untapped Mid Ulster Tour

Loughinsholin, the Mid Ulster Tourism Cluster, has launched its Untapped Mid Ulster four day tour in collaboration with Croga Tours, showcasing the generations of heritage and traditions found in the region.


Set in the heart of mid-Ulster, Loughinsholin is an ancient barony in Northern Ireland that can be traced back to 12th Century. The Loughinsholin cluster is supported by Invest Northern Ireland through its Collaborative Growth Programme and consists of 14 businesses working together to showcase the people and experiences in the region.

Travelling by a coach, the Untapped Mid Ulster four day tour itinerary features: Seamus Heaney HomePlace & Exhibition, lunch and a traditional Irish music session in the Taphouse bar and restaurant, Seamus Heaney Openground, stays at Glenavon House Hotel, dinner at Friels Bar & Restaurant, The Emigrants Tale walking tour, lunch and beer tasting in Friels Bar and Restaurant with Heaney Farmhouse Brewery, Glenshane Country Farm, seasonal foraging and bread making at Ballyscullion Park with Bakehouse NI, dinner at Walsh's Hotel, a River Bann morning boat tour, Lough Neagh Fishery, and Ardtara House afternoon tea.


Richard Mulholland, from Ballyscullion Park & chair of Loughinsholin Tourism Cluster, said, "On behalf of Loughinsholin, we are very excited to launch the Untapped Mid Ulster four day tour of the region in collaboration with Croga Tours. The tour will take visitors on an unforgettable journey as well as showcase the rich, diverse and authentic experiences in this wonderful area. The aim and focus of Louginsholin is to showcase all the businesses involved, work collaboratively on new innovations, and drive ongoing development. Our association with Croga Tours will certainly help us to achieve that. We look forward to welcoming our first visitors on the tour at the end of March and hope to welcome many more in the years ahead."

Jim Quinn from Croga Tours added, "Croga Tours is pleased to work with the Loughinsholin cluster to develop the Untapped Mid Ulster four day tour. Visitors can relax, recline and enjoy the views from our luxury coach as well as enjoy visiting the wonderful attractions, locations and experiences that awaits within this culturally rich and diverse region. It is guaranteed to be a truly memorable experience that will take people right into the giant heart of this beautiful place."

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