Category:Gawley's Gate

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English: Gawley's Gate is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is situated on the south-eastern shore of Lough Neagh, seven miles to the north of Lurgan and ten miles west of Lisburn. It is notable mainly for Gawley's Gate Inn which attracts patrons from the outlying townlands. It also has a jetty and picnic area which is popular amongst many boating enthusiasts on the Lough.[1] It consists of merely half a dozen houses in close proximity; however, it is a focal point for much of the countryside on the shore of Lough Neagh from Glenavy to Lurgan. The rural location means that much of the community is involved in farming in some capacity. The landscape is quite wet with marshland and dense woods giving way to cleared hillocks or 'islands' where settlements have developed. It also a popular destination with wildfowlers and birdwatchers due to the habitat which exists particularly around the RSPB sanctuary at nearby Portmore Lough.[2]
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