Our Story

The Lagan Navigation Trust was formed in 2009 and is funded by our partners the three local councils along the 27 mile route; Belfast, Lisburn and Craigavon, the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure and Northern Ireland Environment Agency. The Trust is a registered Charity.

The primary objective of the Trust is to reopen the Lagan Navigation from Belfast Harbour to Lough Neagh. The Trust and its partners are custodians of the 300-year-old waterway – a living and working heritage and we do this with sustainability in mind to ensure that our outstanding national asset is well-kept for future generations to enjoy.