Lagan Navigation Trust

Lagan Navigation Trust

It is the principle objective of the Lagan Navigation Trust to re-open the Lagan Navigation from Belfast Harbour to Lough Neagh, making it an asset that enriches the lives of millions of local people and overseas visitors. Lagan Navigation Trust are a not for profit organisation who will act as custodians for this major project.

From Belfast to Lough Neagh, the Lagan Navigation travels East to West, 27 miles with 27 locks, 20 road bridges, 12 footbridges and 1 Railway Bridge. It passes through three Local Government areas – Belfast, Lisburn & Castlereagh, Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon. A fifth of the population of Northern Ireland lives close to the Navigation and there are already more than a million visitors to the Navigation every year.

The Lagan Navigation was one of the most successful commercial navigations in Ireland and boasts the only flight of 4 locks (Union Locks) in the Irish waterway network. The Navigation’s canalised sections are one of the region’s best assets, passing through the cities of Belfast and Lisburn, through rolling countryside and picturesque villages, until it enters Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles.

The Lagan Navigation Trust actively seek to encourage partnerships with stakeholders and communities throughout the 27 mile stretch.


The Trust’s Objectives

  • Ensure that all our work is informed by and fits with the Programme for Government and addresses the objectives of our Departmental, current and potential partners and stakeholders;
  • Ensure that the Trust is resourced to deliver a complex programme of work;
  • Develop an important historic and cultural asset which is recognised locally, regionally and nationally as having the potential to make a significant contribution to Northern Irelands economy;
  • Contribute to addressing poverty and social exclusion;

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm 

Contact Details

NICVA will not disclose any contact details further to those published by the organisation below.


Navigation House
148 Hillsborough rd
Co Antrim
BT27 5QY
United Kingdom


028 92663232

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