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Moneypenny's Lock

Craigavon Museum Services, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Lurgan, County Armagh, BT66 6NJ
Moneypenny's Lock

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Restored 18th Century lock-keeper's house, stables and bothy located on the Newry Canal. The stables contain a 'Life on the Canal' exhibition, which explores the history of the Newry Canal; the oldest summit level canal in the British Isles. Part of the lock-keeper's house, containing a typical early 1900s interior, is also open to the public (please note that the rest of the house is a private residence.

The stables and bothy are also home to the Moneypenny's Blacksmith Workshop, which provides metalworking classes to the public. Their basic aim is to celebrate the ancient craft of blacksmithing and place it alongside modern metal fabrication techniques in a creative and inclusive way. To book a class contact

Moneypenny's Lock is situated in a tranquil area that is home to a wonderful variety of plant and wildlife. The elusive kingfisher that makes its home along the Canal attracts birdwatchers from far and wide.

Moneypenny's lock can be reached via the Newry Canal pathway consisting of a two-mile walk along the towpath from Shillington's Quay car park in Castle Street, Portadown. Alternatively cars can be parked at Knock Bridge on the Mullahead Road, where Monepenny's can be reached via a 10 minute walk along the towpath. To access the towpath from Knock Bridge follow the signs for Moneypenny's Lockhouse.

Toilets available.

Picnic tables available.

Wheelchair access limited.

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  • Picnic Area

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Opening Times

* April - September
Saturday - Sunday 14:00 - 15:00.

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Road Directions

Directions from Town:
Horseshoe lane Portadown BT62 3RF Access via Knockbridge car park, Mullaghhead Road.

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