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The River Bann

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The growth of the village of Portglenone is directly related to the River Bann. The river was once a mighty, uncontrolled waterway and the pebbly shallows in this area provided a natural crossing point. Historically fishing was a significant industry but today the river attracts hundreds of recreational anglers in pursuit of salmon and a variety of coarse fish.

As the name suggests Portglenone has long had a port, and for about two hundred years the river has been navigable. This has allowed a state of the art marina to be constructed which has berths for 30 boats. The owners can, from here, now make their way south through Lough Beg and Lough Neagh or north to Coleraine and the open sea. The new marina and its on-shore facilities will allow enthusiastic canoeists to extend their activities as well as offering a welcome for passing boats. Six fully serviced motorhome sites are also available for hire.

Find out more about the River Bann and its famous bridge.

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