Rams’s Island

Ram’s Island is a picturesque uninhabited island in Lough Neagh.  It is about 2 miles south-east of Gartree Point. The island has increased in size due to several lowerings of the lough level and is now the largest island in Lough Neagh. The Island is presently leased to the Lower Bann and Lough Neagh Association (LBANA) who are actively managing the island for biodiversity. The island is special for Wet woodland, a Heronry and breeding waterbirds that include Mute Swan, Shelduck, Gadwall, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen and Coot.

The Island has a round tower, which is the remains of a Celtic Monastic Settlement about a thousand years old and the ruins of the O’Neill’s nineteenth century summer-house. To find out more check out the Rams Island website http://www.ramsisland.org/

LBANA 07715 368050

Visits start in July each year after the bird nesting season.