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This project is the biggest community based project within the Lough shore Landscape programme and comprises the transfer and conversion of an old Waterways Ireland lock house and adjoining large sand quay to a waterways heritage facility with cafe. Car parking spaces will be provided and a quay converted to an amenity area. Waterways Ireland want to develop the location as a recreational strategic hub at the entrance to the Lower Bann Navigation and Lough Neagh and use the new facility to promote and increase the understanding of the importance of Lough Neagh to the inland waterways heritage of the whole of Ireland and to create a new recreational facility at the interface between the Lough and the River Bann. The main outcomes of the project will include the restoration of buildings involved in the industrial and heritage of the Lough. It will also increase people’s understanding of the heritage of the waterways of Ireland and the canal hub that existed on the Lough. It is also envisaged that this project will lead to the social and economic regeneration of Toome village and surrounding area. It will also provide a strategic link as a focal point for the Lough Neagh and Lower Bann Heritage trails.