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Omagh Library

Explore a world of possibilities at Omagh Library. We offer a vast collection of books, resources, and facilities for all ages and interests. Discover our unique collections on County Tyrone’s history, the Omagh Bomb Archive, and local author works. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, computer access, comfortable study spaces, and even meeting room rentals. We also host a variety of events and programs throughout the year. Visit us and ignite your imagination!


Tuesday 9 am–8 pm
Wednesday 9 am–8 pm
Thursday 9 am–5:30 pm
Friday 9 am–5 pm
Saturday 9 am–4 pm
Sunday Closed
Monday 9 am–5:30 pm

Omagh Heritage Music Trail

The Omagh Heritage Music Trail is a self-guided walking trail of the sites of significance from the Showband era.

The Trail celebrates the town’s rich Showband history by highlighting where the rehearsal rooms, dance halls and ballrooms were located. Some of the physical places have long since gone but the memories of those heydays live on.

Walkers are invited to start their journey here at Strule Arts Centre to view the Showband Exhibition and follow the map around Omagh to find out more about the places and people of that very special time.


The Guitar Studio

Bespoke high-quality guitar tuition, song-writing and performance mentor-ship in Omagh.

1 to 1 Lessons

1-1 lessons are available in 30 and 45 minute sessions and are bespoke to each student’s needs and guitar goals.

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Group Class

Our Giant Steps course is our very own syllabus and will give beginner guitarists a tool bag full of skills and knowledge they need to get up and running with the guitar.

Book your place on the next block here

Gortin Lakes

This short off-road walk leads around Gortin Lakes with superb views of the Sperrins landscape. The path has recently been upgraded – the firm surface is of a good and consistent standard throughout the walk.

From the car park, the walk around the two lakes is laid out in the formation of the figure eight and people can choose to walk in either direction. The gravel path around the lakes undulates gently offering the tranquillity of the still, deep water on one side and the natural habitat and vegetation on the other. The path is easily followed with a number of seating benches placed so walkers can take a rest and take in the majestic views.

0.6 miles

Gravel paths with some inclines

Point of interest:
The lakes and the landscape

Parking, picnic tables and toilets

The Grange Destination Playpark

Fun and laughter for everyone at this state-of-the-art, inclusive ‘destination play park’ and represents the Council’s ambitious Play Park Strategy for the district.

The new play park has been redeveloped around the theme of ‘bridges and spires’, reflecting the landscape and heritage of Omagh and also includes specialised inclusive play equipment as well as a sensory garden.  It is situated against the backdrop of mature trees, a wildflower meadow and a tree trail which will offer enhanced play value and ensure the natural environment is maintained.

The new play park provides an exciting, fun, inclusive, accessible and safe place for parents and children of all abilities.  The integration of the green space and the theme of bridges and spires will help to ensure the outstanding and culturally rich environment is cherished, sustainably managed and appropriately accessible.

Recognising that the “key stakeholders” in this project are children and young people, the Council was particularly delighted to welcome representatives from a number of local primary schools in Omagh to a VIP Play day in advance of the official opening, providing some of the pupils the opportunity to be the first to try out the new play park!


Off-Grid Adventures & Well-Being Omagh

Sign up and zone out of your hectic lifestyle for a while. Find your inner zen and peace with the experienced Donna who will take you on a subtle journey of the Gortin Lakes via Paddleboard Yoga. Call Donna for a bespoke experience of the lakes!

My business covers unique experiences to families, groups and individuals, ranging from kayaking coaching, paddleboard coaching,  paddleboard yoga, sound baths on the lake, group paddleboarding. Meditation classes, yoga, sound baths, and breathing work classes, reiki treatment. Basket weaving experience. If needing a massage after all this or to compliment any of the other things I offer deep tissue Massage, sports massage, pre event massages and Post event.

Sperrin Sculpture at Mullaghcarn

The Sperrin Sculpture Trail will consist of three innovative, unique yet linked artworks commissioned by an internationally renowned artist which will be installed at key locations within the Sperrins region. Visitors will use the stunning walking trails and dramatic driving and cycle routes to travel between the sculptures enabling them to immerse themselves in the cultural heritage of the Sperrins.

Although the sculptures will be considered tourist attractions individually, they are linked by one story so that when tourists visit one sculpture, they will be enticed to travel to the other sculptures to appreciate the complete story told by the sculptures. This will provide a structured trail which allows visitors to appreciate the stunning location of the Sperrins resulting in tourists extending their stay in the Sperrins region.

The locations are: Sperrin Heritage Centre in Cranagh, Mullaghcarn Mountain which is located on the edge of Gortin Glen Forest Park and Davagh Forest.

A Flavour of Omagh

Explore the thriving Market Town of Omagh taking in the independent food & drink scenes on foot. Whether you’re a visitor or resident, we’ll take you on a guided food & drink adventure to discover “A Flavour of Omagh”


A Flavour of Omagh is a food and drink experience that takes participants on a guided 3 hour tour of our superb bars and restaurants in the town.

Whether you’re a visitor to the area or resident of the town you will enjoy this food and drink adventure making regular stops to sip, taste and enjoy a real flavour of Omagh.

A little stroll here, a little taste there and a few sips along the way!

Participants must be over 18 years old Capacity: 16 people per tour


Wear comfortable footwear and clothing, an umbrella or rain garment is also recommended.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

If you have specific dietary requirements, it is essential that you let us know once you have purchased a ticket and received your confirmation email.

Does the tour include alcohol?

Yes, parts of the tour include local beverages and tasting sessions, so we recommend you park the car and /or have a designated driver or taxi organised. Alternatively, if you wish to stay in the area, contact me and I can help you find suitable accommodation.

Are there age restrictions?

All tickets purchased online must be for over 18 years and we reserve the right to request ID should our guide believe it to be necessary. Alcohol will not be served to anyone under 18 years of age.

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Mysterious Tyrone with Foyle Trails

Folk Ways and Ritual Landscapes Our Hidden Heritage


Discover the Ritual Landscapes and Ancient Habitats of the Omagh Sperrins.

Join Martin the owner and guide with Foyle Trails who provides fascinating guided walking tours in Omagh`s Sperrin uplands.  Martin has been exploring this region for decades and it is his passion to tell the hidden stories of this region`s many fascinating landscapes, ancient archaeological sites, and mysterious habitats.

On a tour with Martin, visitors always explore authentic “off the beaten track” locations where much of the ritual significance of these locations has survived into the 21st Century.



Gortin Glen Forest MTB Trails

With a healthy blend of red and blue trails, Gortin’s natural inclination towards hills means riders will earn those epic views, and more importantly, over 14km of smooth flowy sections ideal for those looking to shred at speed or just get an epic introduction to the world of mountain biking.

With views from the top of Mullaghcarn and Ladies Viewpoint, you can be assured of the best seat in the house to enjoy the Sperrins.


A more gradual climb from the car park on a shared fire road brings you to a junction where you can choose from one of two blue trails.

You’ll either turn left and join The Roller Coaster – a section you can pick up some real speed on through the forest until some small turns and features near the bottom.

Or you can opt for Kelan’s Chase, where you’ll encounter another climb toward’s Ladies View Point before a long descent filled with fast flowy fun, tight corners and some short pedalling sections.


The trails are now open and riding well.



The main red section is where you earn those views – climb out of the bottom car park through the Glen until you reach the Mullaghcarn ascent.

From here it’s another short, sharp climb that rewards you for your efforts in incredible views of the Sperrins. Take a moment to enjoy them before dropping onto “The Mountain” – a flowy cascade of berms and switchbacks the lead into a super fast and open run.

After some tight corners, you’ll rejoin the forest in Sika’s Run in a series of moderate rock drops and steep descents, before reemering at the car park.

The River Run trail involves following the fire road for the blue trail from the car park, before turning left and joining the blue trail for a short period. You then break off right and enjoy another scenic descent through the forest, this time with the river on your right.


The trails are now open and riding well.


These trails are located in the Gortin Glen Forest Park which boasts fantastic walks and trails for all ages. On site is a fantastic destination playpark accommodating children of all ages and abilities.

Also on site is the fantastic Brie’s Barista Bar  which offer fantastic food and delicious coffee on site! From breakfast and lunch , pizza , burgers , breakfast baps , wraps , baked potatoes – the selection is huge! Parking available for free in the Gortin Glen car park.

Omagh Historical Trail

Learn about Omagh’s exciting and varied history as well as some famous people with the Omagh Historical Trail map.

Spa by the Sperrins

Spa By The Sperrins

43 Knockmoyle Road


Co Tyrone

Tel;  0751 424 7393


ReelDeal Fly Fishing


Co Tyrone

Tel: 0796 874 0312



Sperrins Scenic Touring Routes

Four scenic touring routes are available to explore throughout the Sperrins region. A link to each is available below:

Southern Sperrins Touring Route

Central Sperrins Touring Route

Eastern Sperrins Touring Route

Northern Sperrins Touring Route




Vinegar Hill Loop

This 7 mile walk provides a taster of what the Sperrins have to offer, rolling hills, lush green valleys and a snapshot of rural life.

Start from Barnes Gap car park in Glenelly Valley clearly marked from Gortin and the B47. The car Park was once the site of The Barnes National School. Toilets available.

This route is fully marked with way marked posts and directional arrows. It follows the same line as the Craignamaddy Route for some time but leaves it just after Scotch Town cross roads.The route follows The Craignamaddy Route and The Ulster Way at a small stand of coniferous trees at Garvagh.

From the car park follow the finger post sign for the Craignamaddy Circuit across the road proceeding uphill to the top of the gap. Just over the brow of the hill a left turn leads to a gravel lane that contours Mullaghbolig.

Continue on this track and descend into the Owenkillew Valley past Vinegar Hill on your right hand side. Pass through a farmyard onto a tarred road. Turn right and continue straight through Scotch Town cross roads until the next turn right. The Craignamaddy route turns right up this lane but Vinegar Hill route continues on straight.

At the next cross roads follow two way marked posts and continue up hill through farm buildings on each side of the road. At the next junction continue straight on to Garvagh and a small stand of coniferous trees. Turn right and rejoin the Craignamaddy and Ulster Way routes along a gravel lane. This lane continues on to meet a tarred road, turn left and you are back at Barnes Gap. You can take the high road or the low road back to the car park.

The route jointly facilitated by Omagh and Strabane District Councils. For further information contact Omagh TIC Tel – 028 8224 7831 or Strabane TIC Tel – 028 7138 4444.

Robbers Table

An excellent off-road hill walk opening up views of the Bluestack and High Sperrin Mountain ranges.

Park at Gortin Glen Forest Park. Exit the Park, cross the road and turn first right onto the Lisnaharney Road.

At the 5th road junction on the right hand side, leave the road and walk uphill along the Lisnaharney public right of way.

From the top of the hill descend to the road, turning left at the bottom.

Walk along the road until turning left again onto the Eskeradooey public right of way. This path leads to the top of the hill and then descends back to the Lisnaharney Road.

On reaching the road turn left and retrace your steps back to the car park at Gortin Glens Forest Park.

Omagh Leisure Complex

Fitness and Fun for everyone! You can be sure of a friendly welcome, a host of programmed activities and the provision of a high quality service.

Indoor facilities include 25m Swimming Pool, 14m Learner Pool, Toddler’s Pool, Family Friendly Village Changing Rooms, 25 Seater Jacuzzi & Relaxation Area, Sauna & Steam Room Suite, DEC Gym Fitness Suite spread over 2 levels with four key training zones: Free Weights, Functional Training complete with Synergy Rig, Technogym Cardio Suite and Fixed Resistance and the only indoor Sprint Track in Omagh, Major and Minor Sports Halls, Spinning Studio, Conference Rooms, Special Events,Concerts and Competitions.

Outdoor facilities include Synthetic Floodlit 4G Pitches, Grass Pitch, Bowling Green and 400 metre running track. After your workout refuel in the on site Restaurant, The Galley Café or host your child’s Birthday Party with a range of party packages.

Opening times

Monday – Friday 07:00 – 22:00

Saturday & Sunday 09:00 – 17:30


  • Showers
  • Parking Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Euro Accepted

Omagh Leisure Complex

Springhill Golf & Country Club

Springhill Golf and Country club first opened its door to the public on the 20th June 1995. Since then the course has been significantly developed into a 9 hole, Par 3, 4 and 5 and is situated just outside the quaint village of Trillick, between Enniskillen and Omagh, in Co. Tyrone.

The course enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding area as far as the Sligo mountains. The family run club consists of not only the course but also hosts excellent facilitates, including a large function room and a smaller private bar, and Kitchen.

Clanabogan Country Club (Driving Range)

Clanabogan Country Club is a well established Drving range and fully licensed bar that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 20 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of facilities.

C-More Flying School

C-More Flying School is located  in the heart of scenic Tyrone. We offer trial flights in our Microlight planes. Or for those who are feeling more adventurous we also offer lessons with our fully qualified instructors for those wishing to become NP

Fintona Golf Club

Fintona golf club was founded in 1904 and is a fine parkland 9-hole course, very conveniently positioned at the edge of the village. Many of the holes have different tees the second time round which makes your round more interesting. Golfers coming to play at Fintona will be ensured a warm welcome, a pleasant round of golf and a friendly reception in the bar afterwards.

RD Equestrian (The Ecclesville Centre)

R D Equestrian is an independent, family run riding school and livery yard providing horse riding lessons and full livery services.

We provide a relaxed environment for both horses and clients offering riding lessons for all ages and abilities. We also benefit from our own livery yard where a well trained, qualified member of staff will be looking after your horse.

Loughmacrory & Murrins District Angling Association

This Angling Club is open for everyone to join. We have very exciting plans for the future which we believe will help transform the lough into one of the top fishing destinations in the country. The 53 acre lough is home to Wild Brown Trout, Eels, Pike, Perch and stocked Triploid Rainbow Trout. We have three fishing jetties on the lough for anglers ad all legal methods are permitted from the shore. Flyfishing only is available from boats and all boat users must be over 18 and wear life jackets. No exceptions!
We have six 19 foot Sheelin boats and three 17 foot Morris boats. Oars and electric motors only permitted due to our Lough being a public water source.

The club has a very strong Committee, with experts from a wide range of fishing-related fields. The club also has a junior committee, and we are delighted with the level of interest in fishing from the younger members of the community. In the future you can expect to see angling academies, competition events and more works done to make the lough more accessible for fishing. Loughmacrory lough is an ideal destination for anglers with physical impairments, as the jetties can be utilised by wheelchair users and 2 new ones will be completed soon which are fully compliant with BDAA regulations

We plan to run coaching sessions and have 5 Level 1 Angling Coaches who are a welcome addition to our club.
Anyone wishing to put thier own boat on will have to comply with very strict rules set down by NI Water Service and should contact the Secretary on for further info.

All anglers must be advised that it is now illegal to fish the lough without a permit, and a rod licence. We have three warranted bailiffs and the Loughs Agency now patrol the site to ensure that the marine life are protected, and that no illegal fishing is taking place. Rod licences and permits can be purchased in Ward’s shop in Loughmacrory village.

The fishing season runs from the 1st of March to 20th of october, and a bag limit of 2 rainbow trout exceeding 9 inches must be adhered to. All other species of fish must be released as gently as possible.

Boat Hire
Adults only can hire boats. Children strictly accompanied by adult. All boat users must wear life jackets, no exceptions. Angler must provide own lifejackets.

Strictly no more than three anglers per boat. LAMDAA have the right to refuse hire of boats. Anglers hire boats at there own risk. LAMDAA will not be held responsible for any accidents or damage to anglers own personal equipment etc. Anglers are requested to use boats in a responsible and safe manner and give care and attention to other boat and shore anglers.

Birchwood Trout Fishery

Birchwood Fishery is a trout fishery nestled in the County Tyrone countryside, only one mile out of Drumquin near Omagh. We have three man-made lakes regularly stocked with Rainbow and Steelhead trout ranging from 2lbs to 25lbs. With a crystal clear supply of spring water being fed through all the lakes, it is has the prefect trout ready for a good hard fight when hooked in either the two fly lakes or the bait lake.

Finore Angling Association

Finore Angling Association is based on the Quiggery & Seskinore rivers in Co. Tyrone.

Nally Stand & Heritage Centre

The Nally Heritage Centre was officially opened on March 22nd 2009.

The centre encompasses aspects of social, economic, political, sporting and geographical history relating to the local area.This is enhanced with artefacts, which span from historic times to the modern day. The exhibitions will be changed on a regular basis with opening exhibitions and themes being expanded to highlight in detail a particular aspectvor person from that era.

Ulster American Folk Park

A world to excite your inner explorer.

Immerse yourself in the story of the brave emigrants who made the journey across the Atlantic to America hundreds of years ago.

Enter thatched cottages and meet costumed characters who will show you traditional crafts, tell you a few stories and maybe even share a bit of their good food.

Board a full-scale emigrant ship to experience the conditions faced by many as they set sail for a new life in America. With 30 buildings and exhibits to explore, masses of things for the kids to do, the Ulster American Folk Park is a wonderfully unique experience.

The Abingdon Collection

The Abingdon Collection represents over 50 years of passionate collecting and is divided into two very distinct areas of interest. The Collection is complemented by over 500 die cast model cars, photographs, enamel signs, jukeboxes, radios and automobilia.

If you lived through the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s or just like big boy’s toys, then there is definitely something here for you.

The collection concentrates on World War Two and represents one of the largest collections in private ownership, with over 3000 items on permanent display.

Now 7O years after the war ended, many have forgotten the supreme sacrifice that so many had to make. This collection is in memory of them all. The collection also contains many rare exhibits from the First World War trenches and we provide a guided tour through the period. Groups and individuals are very welcome to take a ‘walk in the past’.

This collection attracts hundreds of visitors per year and raises considerable funds by donation to Cancer Research. There is no charge and every effort will be made to facilitate visiting groups.

For bookings ring 02882243373 Contributions to Cancer Research gratefully accepted.


Mellon Centre for Migration Studies

The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies is a research library which collects material relating to the history of the peoples of Ireland worldwide. Visitors will have access to a reference collection of over 17,000 volumes, journals, maps, newspapers, computers and the Centre’s Irish Emigration Database, which is now available online.
Part of Libraries NI, the library is located at the Ulster American Folk Park which is part of the National Museums of Northern Ireland. We work closely with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland,  Queen’s University Belfast, the Ulster University and the Ulster Historical Foundation.

The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies is a project of the Scotch-Irish Trust of Ulster, which until the formation of the National Museums of Northern Ireland in 1998 owned and managed the Ulster-American Folk Park.

Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre

Opened in October 1995, Dún Uladh serves as a centre for those who wish to develop a deeper awareness of Ireland’s ancient cultural heritage.

There are colourful evenings of traditional music, song, dance and storytelling with many Tyrone & Ulster Fleadh winners displaying their talents. Visitors are invited to come along and watch, listen (or maybe even participate) as some of the best local performers showcase their talents and enjoyable an intimate presentation of authentic Irish culture.

Many events and workshops (including crafts and Irish language classes) are organised at Dún Uladh and the centre is also available to hire for events, with full catering available. Visit their website for more details.

Garvaghey GAA Centre

Garvaghey (from the Irish, ‘Garbh Achaidh … The Rough Field’) was visioned, planned and built as a ‘Tyrone Gaelic Bauhaus’, a place to develop and celebrate in joined-up ways the people, games, culture, heritage and environment of Gaelic Tyrone. It’s about using our past and present to create a strong and robust future. It’s a place for building social capital, ‘the glue that holds society together’.

Our £7m project spread over 43-acres in the heart of upland rural Tyrone was developed between 2008 and 2013. We began by buying the ground and doing our planning and then moved in sequence through levelling the land, laying our pitches, constructing the building and completing our landscaping. Now we’re making it work to best effect for Tyrone and the people in it.

An Creagán

An Creagán Visitor Centre is a superb attraction with a range of facilities and activities for families, couples, individuals and groups. Located between the historic town of Omagh and the market town of Cookstown at the foothills of the majestic Sperrin Mountains.

An Creagán is the ideal location for walking, cycling and exploring, from casual walks to serious trails. The centre offers the perfect base to explore the wider Sperrins region and fascinating archaeology on our doorstep. Did you know about the nearby stone circles at Beaghmore?

Tyrone Roots

Vincent Brogan can help you find out more about your Irish Roots. He is an Member of AGI, the accrediting body for genealogists in Ireland. If you plan to visit I can make your stay much more enjoyable. As well as offering a research service to discover your family background, I am able to offer a guiding package tailored to your individual interests. I am a native of Omagh, the County Town of Tyrone, and have been researching my own family history for over 40 years. I cover all of Ireland and have special knowledge of the 9 counties of Ulster. Researching your genealogy in Ireland can be a rewarding experience but also frustrating due to the loss of records and it is necessary to be creative in using census substitutes. My local knowledge and contacts have proved invaluable in tracking down those lost cousins and the ancestral homestead.

I offer a bespoke service which will meet your needs when travelling to Ireland. I will advise on all aspects of your trip, including providing you with detailed information to enable you to make decisions to meet your interests. Airport pick up can be arranged and using a local driver will take away any worries you may have about driving in Ireland.

All types of accommodation can be arranged from luxury hotel, self catering and homely bed and breakfast. Visits can be arranged to attractions of your choice, with a knowledgeable personal guide at hand. This includes Belfast where the Titanic was built, Ulster American Folk Park or archaeological sites such as Beaghmore Stone Circle complex can be included. L’Derry, with its famous walls and history, is well worth a visit. Other attractions such as the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and the beaches and mountains of Donegal are within easy reach.

Tattykeel Design Studio

Kathleen Ward’s Tattykeel Design Studio, located two miles south of Omagh, the county town of Tyrone in Northern Ireland, is where this renowned artist produces her beautiful works of Art and Craft.

Kathleen works in four disciplines Hand Painted and Rolled Silk Scarves, Hand Crafted Designer Handbags, Textile Art and Fine Art. Kathleen uses only the highest quality materials, locally sourced where possible, transforming them all by her own hand, using creativity, skill and attention to detail, into what are unique and distinctive gifts and the most desirable of quality possessions.

Michelle Butler Ceramics

Nestling in the shelter of the Sperrin Mountains, just north of Omagh, is a Stone Barn and Cottage. The home of Tyrone Ceramicist Michelle Butler.  From her barn studio Michelle produces exquisite, rustic, original ceramics.

Michelle is a design graduate of The Falmouth School of Art. Since graduation she has specialised in the design and production  of  Ceramics.

She has been producing her unique brand of Irish Ceramics since December 1998, when she started her business in the Omagh Enterprise Centre. Then in 2005, she established Sperrin Ceramics Studio in the refurbished Stone Barn at her home.

Michelle has developed a unique style which reconciles the influences of primitive Celtic Art and forms.     All pieces are hand crafted from a textured stoneware clay.  Her signature finish of rich metallic oxide adds both depth and lustre. The use of a variety of glazes adds to the pattern, relief and overall effect, creating ideal ceramic gifts.

Michelle’s Jewellery is an embodiment of all these influences in smaller exquisite forms. A smoother whiter stoneware clay is used for these beautiful, smaller items to give increased detail and charm.

Urbalshinny Sporting Lodge

Urbalshinny Sporting Lodge offers quality walked up pheasant, partridge, woodcock and snipe shooting in Co.Tyrone Northern Ireland. With beautiful country surroundings, a game shooting experience not to be forgotten.

Celtic Shots

Celtic Shots – Wild Deer Hunting, Ireland

Offering a number of unique Hunting Experiences in both Ireland and Scotland. Our experiences include just about everything from Deer Stalking to Game Shooting. We will take you to some of the most magnificent locations there is to offer in the hunt of Sika Deer, Red Deer, Pheasants and Woodcock – Snipe.

Celtic Shots was established in 1983 as a sole venture and has literally grown year after year with hundreds of satisfied customers and clientele. Many of our customers come from international locations such as France, Denmark and Italy. Many of whom have returned year on year to relive their experiences.

The Patrician Hall

The Patrician Hall is a cultural, arts and entertainment venue in the village of Carrickmore, County Tyrone.

Strule Arts Centre

Strule Arts Centre opened in 2007, this award winning contemporary arts venue and conference centre is home to theatre performances, comedy, music, dance, workshops, exhibitions and so much more. With state of the art facilities and stunning views, Strule Arts Centre is the perfect setting to host any event, conveniently located in the heart of Omagh close to transport links and town centre parking.

The facility features a 384 seat auditorium, lecture theatre, visual arts gallery, museum exhibitions, dance studio, workshop space, art studio, meeting rooms, café and bar.

Opening Hours

Strule Arts Centre opening hours Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.00pm.

On performance nights open to 10.30pm approx.

Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays unless otherwise stated

Todds Leap Centre

30 Todds Leap Rd,
Omagh, BT70 2BW


Telephone: (028) 855 67170

Dunmoyle Forest Spa

Award winning, private, rural mini day spa overlooking DUNMOYLE FOREST. We specialise in quality treatments: Hydro Therapy, Lava Shell, Aroma, Cryotherapy.

We offer quality treatments using luxury products; Temple Spa & doTERRA, in a very private setting. Confidently is always a must at Susanna’s!!
We all need a little time out! So book one of our bespoke treatments: such as a Hydro therapy session followed by a 5 star Lava (hot) Shell or Cryotherapy massages.
About Susanna Shields-Mc Kenna
To say Susanna enjoys her work would be something of an understatement. She lives for it! This passion for keeping a head in this fast moving industry, combined with a natural talent, has got her where she is today – one of the leading Beauty Therapy College Lecturers in Northern Ireland, this is why she is sharing her love in Ireland for Shared Beauty Secrets, luxurious Lava Shell massage treatments!
Born in Omagh. She left home to follow her passion by studying beauty therapy when she was 16 and began to work in Roberta Mechan’s Belfast’s top salon.
But beauty was her first love, so she followed her instincts. Studying teaching at Jordanstown University. She also attended Belfast MET School of Creative and Health and to this day continues her to add to her 20 year portfolio of professional qualifications.

Creggan Wood Walk

As you approach An Creagán visitor complex turn left and walk up the slope between the large stones at the beginning of the route. As you come to the brow of this incline you will have a view to your left across Creggan Bog. This is small piece of undeveloped raised bog which is home to unique colonies of plants including 14 different types of sphagnum moss, cranberry, crowberry, bilberry and the insect eating sundews, amongst others. A gravel path leads you along the edge of this bog with a short boardwalked outshot giving you the chance to get out into the midst of this soft, peaty landscape without getting your feet wet. Continuing along the gravel path you will notice to your right the hollowed out landscape of a decommissioned gravel quarry.

As you carry on up a further incline you will enter the forest. Around half a kilometre into the forest you will notice the clear-felled area to the right which has started to regenerate from the seed dropped into the soil from the mature trees before they were removed. The felling allows a view across to Sawel, the highest peak of the Sperrin mountains in the distance. The occasional standing dead tree trunk provides a perch for passing raptors. Carrying on past this clear-felled area you will come to a cross roads.

Continue straight ahead for a further kilometre through the densest part of the forest where you will emerge to a landscape of open bogland and the sound of Glassagh Burn, draining water from the spongy landscape. Pausing here you will see a rocky outcrop known as Cashel. The path leads round to the left following the meander of the burn and the edge of the forest to your left. The main road will slowly come into earshot now and the path turns to take you back in an easterly direction. You will come to a left-hand bend now which takes you away from the main road and back into the forest where you will shortly return to the cross-roads encountered earlier. Take right here to retrace your steps back to the start

Route Creggan Forest Walk

Distance 5km / 3.5miles

Time 60 minutes

Terrain Level terrain along forest access roads

Point of interest Creggan Bog, Cashel Rock, Glashagh Burn

Maps / guides Available from An Creagán centre

Hunter West Mobile Activity Centre

Hunter West offers the casual shooting enthusiast and the complete beginner a fun day with enough challenge to get the adrenalin running but not enough dirt to even get your shoes scuffed! We can also increase the degree of difficulty if any of you more serious shooting folk want to have a go. We have staff trained and qualified in first aid, protection of children and vulnerable adults plus the shooting disciplines we offer.

Our philosophy is simple boys and girls. “Get off your couch and shoot some real guns and bows” and forget about the computer virtual reality types. Hunter West is reality and the targets are real (good fun) . We have everything from bouncing rabbit clays to 10 green beer bottles and 3-D wild animal life-size models.

We are adding to these as our imagination leads us and if you want to suggest some quirky targets of your own we will try to incorporate them within what is allowed and provided they are in the best possible taste! We have a base at the clay pigeon range at “Peadar Joe’s Farm” near An Cregan which lies sort of midway between Cookstown and Omagh on the A505 but we do not offer regular shoots here as we are constantly on the move.

Our clients range from corporations and firms wishing to offer staff a challenge or reward, through outdoor activity and conference providers adding a bit of new talent to their own offers, to the growing youth market wherein schools, voluntary NGOs and community/club sports bodies are seeking something different to challenge their young folk. And “We come to you”, any where, any time and we positively guarantee you will enjoy the experience (with all those weapons who’s going to argue with us anyway!?).

Gortin Accommodation Suite & Activity Centre

Gortin Accommodation Suite & Activity Centre provides a range of outdoor pursuits such as white water and canoeing. Great idea for corporate team building weekends or activity training. The centre will organise a schedule of exciting activities for you and your team. Prices vary according to group size and number of activities.

Sperrins Cycle Breaks

Visitors will relax at An Creagán Self catering cottages and have free use of our mountain bikes throughout their stay. Cycle tour maps are provided to direct visitors to the many archaeological sites in the area. Facilities on site include: eight self-catering cottages, licensed restaurant, craft shop, interpretative exhibition, conference facilities, 5km forest walks and children s play area. Prices based on sharing.

Adventure Tours Northern Ireland

Over 30 different activity packages specially put together for Tourists, Corporate Events, Youth & School Groups and Hen & Stag parties.

Also entrance to Giant’s Causeway and other tourist attractions (Tourist package).

The luxury accommodation is also available as holiday accommodation without activities.

Price will vary depending on the size of group, duration of package, activity/ activities choice & category of group. Please enquire for details. Euro accepted.

Accessibility provision: guide dogs welcome

Rally Storm

Rally School and Gravel Test Track

Professional Tuition

Rally Car Hire

Rally enthusiasts can put their skills to the test and develop their driving ability on fast straights and tight hairpins around the technical, testing track.

A true rally experience can be delivered in half day or full events for Stag/Hen parties, corporate teambuilding, birthday parties and more.

Professional rally instructors deliver hands on courses for drivers at all levels.

Our engines are revved and raring to go!

Anderson, CA & Co Hardware

C A Anderson And Company offers both fishing tackle and bait licences and permits to anglers. Guns ammunition and shooting accessories to shooter’s.

Licences supplied: D.C.A.L; F.C.B; F.C.I.L.C;

Day – Ticket: River Stule, River Glenelly, River Camowen, River Drumuragh

Opening times Monday to Saturday 09:00-17:30

Price list: All prices include VAT @20%

Aladdins Kingdom

Aladdins Kingdom has been serving the local community and visitors to the Omagh area for over 20 years. The colourful play area comprises ball pools, slides, rope bridges, climbing frames, crawl tunnels, bouncy ball section, disco room and many more features usually found in children’s soft play centres.

At Aladdins Kingdom, we cater for children’s birthday parties where parents can relax while the experienced and well trained staff take care of the preparation of the party food and supervision of the children. Our party package includes a two and a half hour play session and there is a special children’s menu comprising cooked food, drinks and sweets. Adults are also catered for and there is complimentary tea and coffee for parents as part of the party package.

We also cater for school trips, youth clubs, boy scouts, girl guides and many other children’s groups and there are specially discounted rates and package options for groups of twenty or more children, the details of which can be obtained by contacting (028) 8225 1550.

During the months of June, July and August, summer schemes are an important feature of the Aladdins Kingdom diary and again details and package options can be obtained by contacting the complex.

Opening times

School Holidays

Monday – Friday 12.30pm – 6.30pm

Saturday 10.30am – 6.30pm

Sunday 2.00pm – 6.30pm

School Term

Monday to Friday 15:00-19:00

Saturday 10:30-18:30

Sunday 14:00-18:30

Price list

Casual Admission £3.50/Child

Birthday Parties £5.95/Child

An Creagan, Forest and River Trail

An Creagán Forest & River Trail provides a safe and friendly place to enjoy your daily exercise and de-stress in a uniquely tranquil and picturesque environment.

This walk is part of the Highway to Health Scheme – a simple and innovative scheme which aims to encourage people of all ages to walk for leisure and good health. It uses pole signs at one kilometre intervals on an established route.


As you approach An Creagán visitor complex turn left and walk up the slope between the large stones at the beginning of the route. As you come to the brow of this incline you will have a view to your left across a 22 acre (9 hectare) remnant of the once much larger Creggan Bog. This is small piece of undeveloped raised bog which is home to unique colonies of plants including 14 different types of sphagnum moss, cranberry, crowberry, bilberry and the insect eating sundews, amongst others. A gravel path leads you along the edge of this bog with a short boardwalked outshot giving you the chance to get out into the midst of this soft, peaty landscape without getting your feet wet. Continuing along the gravel path you will notice to your right the hollowed out landscape of a decommissioned gravel quarry. Closed since the 1960s it is now populated by willow and birch with a system of ponds running through the quarry floor. These are home to the protected smooth newt as well as our common frog who puts on rather a spectacle during the spawning season when they gather in their hundreds in search of a mate.

As you carry on up a further incline you will enter the marginal forest which is home to spruce and pine that have spilled over from the adjacent plantation as well as naturally seeded rowan and willow, amongst the heathers, ferns and mosses taking advantage of the damp shade. You carry on through this terrain for half a kilometre before entering the Creggan Forest along the access road. The Sitka Spruce here are planted as a commercial crop, first established in the 1940s and ‘50s to satisfy increasing demands for timber. As they come to maturity sections are felled by forest service and depending on the quality are destined for use in construction, agriculture, paper production or as fuel. As you progress along the forest road the density of planting becomes apparent with the occasional firebreak allowing light to reach the forest floor. This scrubby oasis is ideal cover for woodcock who are often stirred into noisy flight if you venture along these forest rides during the short winter evenings. Around half a kilometre into the forest you will notice the clear-felled area to the right which has started to regenerate from the seed dropped into the soil from the mature trees before they were removed. The felling allows a view across to Sawel, the highest peak of the Sperrin mountains in the distance. The occasional standing dead tree trunk provides a perch for passing raptors which include buzzards, sparrowhawks and the brown long-eared owl. A search around the base of one of these trees can reveal the leftovers of their meals in the form of pellets – the regurgitated remains of shrews, mice and small birds compacted into cigar shaped packages! Carrying on along pass this clear-felled area you will come to a cross roads.

Continue straight ahead for a further kilometre through the densest part of the forest where you will emerge to a landscape of open bogland and the sound of Glassagh Burn, draining water from the spongy landscape. Pausing here you will see a rocky outcrop known as Cashel – a name referring to it’s ancient use as a hillfort and common in place names throughout the country. The path leads round to the left following the meander of the burn and the edge of the forest to your left. The open countryside here often allows sightings of ravens with their croaky call and playful flight. Feral goats are also encountered here and throughout the Sperrins where they have successfully bred and made themselves at home. The main road will slowly come into earshot now and the path turns to take you back in an easterly direction. The forest of spruce and occasional stands of lodgepole pine is on your left and remnant bog on your right. The overgrown remains of turf banks can be seen scattered throughout the bog given away only by the straight lines of heather plants and the slight change in level of the ground – evidence of a past use for this land and the skill of hand cutting turf which is nigh extinct. The mounded banks of peat along the edge of this path are home to massive colonies of the insect eating sundew plant whose sticky secretions can be seen glistening in the summer sun, just waiting to catch some ill-fated prey. The bog cotton and bog asphodel dwell here also, providing seasonal interest to the walker. The common lizard can often be seen from the path here, basking on the sun warmed turf. You will come to a left-hand bend now which takes you away from the main road and back into the forest where you will shortly return to the cross-roads encountered earlier. Take right here to retrace your steps back to the marginal, scrubby forest. When you come to a fork take left which will return you towards the visitor centre by an alternative route. At the next junction take another right followed shortly by a left which will take you through the middle of the old gravel quarry. You will emerge in An Creagán community garden area passing the play park and duck pond before coming to the courtyard of the visitor complex and back to the carpark where you began your journey.

Distance3.5 miles

Terrain Gravel / wooden boardwalk

Point of interest – See the range and variety of the habitat, visitor centre


Parking, Tourist Information Office, restaurant, accommodation and toilets. Centre opening hours apply.

Publication An Creagan leaflet

For more information contact An Creagan on 028 8076 1113 or email

Omagh Riverside Path to Gortnagarn

Starting from Cranney Fields car park in Omagh, this 5.5 mile, flat linear cycle route uses a section of National Cycle Network 92 long distance route. Pedalling along the Camowen River, you pass through Lover’s Retreat, an outstanding beauty spot where herons nest in summer and fish leap upstream to the Sperrins. Pedal over a small wooden bridge onto Privet Road which crosses the busy A505. Enter the leisure centre grounds and continue out of Omagh, alongside Grange Park. It’s tranquil, leafy and very popular with walkers and local skaters. The “Wishbone” sculpture by local artist Niall Laird, is a recent addition to the park. The path continues off-road adjacent to the B48 all the way out to Gortnagarn in the foothills of the Sperrins. From here it’s only a short distance to the Ulster American Folk Park, documenting Irish Emigration and celebrating our Ulster American connections, set within a unique village recreating 19th Century life.

From here you can retrace your tracks back to Omagh town or the more adventurous can use this as a warm-up to a number of the Sperrins Cycle Routes.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start: Leaving Omagh take the Campsie Road (B4) and follow this road as it becomes Hospital Road (B4). After about about a mile down this road Cranny playing fields will be on your left.

Traffic: Mostly traffic-free

Distance 5.5 miles

Terrain Mostly off-road along well surfaced paths.

Point of interest Omagh, Lovers’ Retreat, Ulster American Folk Park

Facilities: Car Parking, Tourist Information Centre

Publication: Ballycastle to Ballyshannon Route Map

Free (parking charges may apply)

Marshall Country Trail

Download Trail below:

Marshall Country Trail Leaflet


Omagh Golf Club

Omagh Golf Club is a pleasant parkland course with 9 holes on either side of the main Dublin Road. A good test for both low and high handicap players, Omagh’s feature holes are the eighth, a 377m dogleg par 4 and the eleventh, a 380m par 4, which follows the

River Drumragh. Extensive drainage work has enabled play virtually all the year round and ensures the fairways are in as good a condition as the excellent putting surfaces.

Golf Club

Type of course: Parkland

Course professional: No

Best days to play: Mon-Fri, Sun.

Length in yards: 6,165

Par of course: 71

Green fees: Weekdays £20

Weekend/public holidays £25

Facilities: Putting Green, 18 holes, Trollies available, Pro shop

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