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The Conservation & Heritage Service lies within the Leisure Services Department of Craigavon Borough Council. The service is based at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre.  We work across a wide range of areas contributing to the protection and enhancement of the natural environment of the Craigavon area, the local history and heritage and we manage the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre for the enjoyment of local people and visitors from much further afield.

 Biodiversity Team

We contribute to the management of the following areas:

  • • Oxford Island National Nature Reserve
  • • Slantry Wood Local Nature Reserve
  • • Silverwood Meadows
  • • City Parks Local Nature Reserve
  • • Annagh Meadows
  • • Kernan Meadows
  • • Parkmore
  • • Legahory and Tahnevan

We also carry out a variety of survey work, Action for Biodiversity INTERREG IVA Project and a range of other Biodiversity Projects.

 Interpretive Team

The interpretive team is responsible for:

  • • An extensive education programme based at Oxford Island and throughout the Borough of Craigavon.
  • • Developing and delivering an extensive programme of events and activities.
  • • Interpretation of the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre including exhibiitons.
  • • Supporting schools and groups in the Craigavon Borough on a variety of sustainable development projects.

Museums Service

The Museum Service is responsible for the following:

  • • The Barn Museum at Tannaghmore Gardens.
  • • Enterprize Barge, a renovated sand barge, open to the public
  • • Moneypennys Lockhouse, based on the Newry– Portadown Canal
  • • Reminiscence projects
  • • Learning and outreach programmes 
  • The Museum Collections, including a large collection of Quaker and Methodist Books. 

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre

Caters for 90,000 visitors per year and includes the Loughside Café, a well stocked gift shop and three conference rooms.  The Discovery Centre is also the Head Quarters for Leisure Services staff.

Inland Waterways

Lagan Canal Trust, a partnership organisation working towards the restoration of the Lagan Canal from Belfast to Lough Neagh.  The Trust staff are based at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre.




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1 About Lough Neagh
2 Access to the Countryside
3 Educational and Interpretive Services
4 Events & Activities
5 Events at Oxford Island - November 2013 to April 2014
6 Lough Neagh Discovery Centre Conservation
7 Maghery Country Park
8 Moneypenny's Lockhouse - Craigavon Museum Services
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Contact Info

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council,  
PO Box 66, Lakeview Road, 
Craigavon, Co. Armagh, BT64 1AL [View Map]
Tel: 0300 0300 900 or +44 (0) 28 38312400
Fax: +44 (0) 28 38312444
Minicom: +44 (0) 28 38329757

Irish and Ulster Scots Voicemail Service

The Council now provides an Irish and Ulster Scots voicemail service for any member of the public who wishes to ring using these languages. Simply ring the Council and ask to be put through to the service.  You will then hear a voicemail message in that language and be asked to leave your message.  We will then have your message translated and a response sent.


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