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Welcome to Portneal, on the outskirts of the historic town of Kilrea. 

The 18th Century Bann Bridge, with its beautifully proportioned arches, spans the River Bann and marks the boundary between Counties Londonderry and Antrim. The bridge was of significant strategic importance in the years following the Plantation of Ulster, when Kilrea and the surrounding townlands were granted for settlement to London’s Worshipful Company of Mercers by King James I. 

The bridge is adjacent to more than 4 acres of mixed woodland, planted by the Forest Service on silts dredged from the riverbed. The area is home to a rich biodiversity that includes ash trees, wood anemones and Daubenton's bats. 

Today, Portneal is a popular seasonal game and coarse fishing location with beautiful riverside walks offering superb views of the bridge and a pontoon for mooring boats.  
 

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