LOUGH Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in Great Britain, will be shining on the small screen this winter as the lough and its shores are featured in local and national television programmes.
Getaways featured the lough and Heaney Homeplace earlier this week on BBC NI following a debut for the lough on a screening of Getaways on RTE when presenter Joe Lindsay tasted Lough Neagh eel cooked by chef Ian Orr at Ardtara County House Hotel.
In mid-February Michael Portillo will be exploring the lough on foot and by boat as he visits the area as part of his ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ for BBC Two and CBBC ‘All Over the Place’ presenters will take a fun trip out onto the lough to introduce young viewers to survival techniques.
Gerry Darby, Lough Neagh Partnership, said: “We’ve been thrilled to work with local and national television companies to facilitate visits to Lough Neagh to showcase its unique heritage to television viewers across Ireland and the United Kingdom. And we’re looking forward to welcoming new visitors to our shores as a result.”
These appearances for Lough Neagh come hot on the heels of the hugely popular 10-part UTV series ‘Lough Neagh’ presented by Joe Mahon.