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The Lough Neagh Development Trust intends to acquire the Lough on behalf of the people of Northern Ireland. The Trust is, and will remain, a wholly independent body. As a Company Limited by Guarantee it has no shareholders and no share capital. It will always be owned and managed by local people committed to the balanced, sustainable management and development of Lough Neagh.

Friends of Lough Neagh

Three local charities (the Lough Neagh Partnership, the Rural Community Network and Development Trusts NI) have helped establish the Trust and are providing interim support. Further support from individuals, companies large and small along with Trusts and Foundations will enable the Trust to complete its journey.


We invite individuals and organisations (near and far) to play a part in safeguarding and creating a more sustainable future for this vital natural asset by signalling their support for the aims of the Trust – simply by becoming a Friend of Lough Neagh. Becoming a ‘Friend of Lough Neagh’ involves no cost – just the completion of a short online form. Click on the Join Us button at the top of the page.


Donation facility is also open to all individuals and organisations who wish to make a donation (large or small) to help the Trust achieve its mission. To donate click on the Donate link at the bottom of the page (the Trust can thank and acknowledge donors and donations in a variety of ways).


Every new Friend registered and every donation made will represent an important investment in the future of this key natural asset which will yield meaningful returns for generations to come. Please take a moment, become a Friend of Lough Neagh, and lend your support now.