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Navar Willow Birdfeeder

Weave your own willow bird feeder. Enjoy an opportunity to learn this amazing heritage craft and create your very own bespoke bird feeder. Places are limited on this so be quick and call in or call the store to book – 028 8224 2780

Paddleboard Yoga at Gortin Lakes

Improve your fitness levels on the water! Get fit through paddling along the Gortin Lakes whilst you learn some proper paddling skills and endurance to cover distance. Build your water safety awareness and get in touch with Donna today – 07565 017332

This is for all skill levels of paddlers. 4 week block begins 24th July 7-8.15pm

 

£100 for the 4 weeks

Drop in session £30

 

Inclusive Hike Series

The Outdoor Partnership will be delivering a series of inclusive walks, in partnership with Mountaineering Ireland, suitable for adults with limited mobility, disabilities and wheelchair users.

𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 – 𝗚𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻 𝗚𝗹𝗲𝗻 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸:
X2 sessions: Featuring an adventurous walk of the diverse ecology typical of the Sperrins Glen exploring the flora and fauna of the forest Park

Gortin Forest Park has a variety of walking routes with a diverse ecology typical of the Sperrins Glens. This event will explore the flora and fauna of the forest park. This walk welcomes all abilities. (age 18+)

Mobility assistance – disability accessible bikes will be available with pilot cyclists.

Route information:

The Gortin Inclusive Walk will be an adventurous walk that will both challenge and reward participants. Some sections of the walk will feature small hills and forest trails. This mixed gradient route will have rest points and opportunities to stop and take in the surroundings. The Walk will last around 1.5hours in duration.

Our routes will be planned once participants have registered for the event. This will insure our instructors can plan the most appropriate route to best suit our participants.

Carers will have the opportunity to partake in the walks if they wish to or avail of the facilities within the Forest Park during the session.

If you have any enquiries about the session please get in touch with our outdoor activities development officer.

Name: Gary Donaldson

Contact: 07742876126

Email: gary.donaldson@outdoorpartnership.co.uk

Facilities:

Accessible Parking Facilities and Toilets are available within the Gortin Glen Forest Park.

Cafe available on site

Disability Picnic and seated area on site


REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/inclusive-walk-series-3457309

Taylor Made – A Tribute To Taylor Swift

𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿

A tribute to Taylor Swift 🎤

Did you miss out on tickets for the Eras Tour? Then this mini tribute concert is an absolute must see!!!
Naomi’s stage presence and song repertoire will have you and the little ones in total awe of her throughout the performance 🪩

1:00PM – 2:45PM

Where’s all the #swifties at 👋

🎫 Tickets for this 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗹𝘆 show now on Sale via GLISTRR – https://www.glistrr.com/events/e/omagh-main-st-taylor-made-family-friendly-show-all-ages-show-1-1935

 

The Ultimate Bubble Show

Experience the best in soap bubble entertainment. Join Ray, International Bubbleologist and Guinness World Record Holder, and help him in his quest to complete the bubble game and make the ultimate bubble. 

 
This is a fast-paced show full of high energy and surprises as Ray uses various different gases to create incredible bubble sculptures, effects and magical displays. 
 
Watch in amazement as Ray creates a volcano bubble, a soap bubble carrousel, a bubble ghost and even a tornado inside a bubble!!!!! 
 
Join Ray and see if he can make THE ULTIMATE SQUARE BUBBLE

Duration: 1 hour

PRICE: £8

Omagh Music Heritage Walking Trail

Embark on a journey through Omagh’s rich musical past with the Music Heritage Trail, beginning in the rooftop museum of the Strule Arts Centre. We’re delighted to showcase Omagh’s unique music heritage once more. This immersive tour offers a fascinating exploration of Omagh’s cultural legacy, from the renowned Jimmy Kennedy and St. Eugene’s Brass & Reed Band, through the vibrant Showband era, to our very own Elvis and the contemporary music scene.
 
The tour commences at the Strule Arts Centre’s rooftop museum, where you can gain an initial insight into Omagh’s musical milestones before setting off through the charming streets of Omagh. As you stroll through the county town on a Saturday morning, you’ll not only learn about its musical roots but also take in the local sights and sounds.
 
 After the tour, return to the rooftop museum to immerse yourself further in the music heritage displays at your leisure.
Why not enhance your experience with our lunch deal?
 
Please note, the tour involves walking for approximately an hour over mixed terrain, including footpaths and cobbled stones. Be prepared for all weathers and eventualities. 
 
This unique experience promises something special for everyone, from music enthusiasts to cultural explorers. Join us and discover the vibrant musical history of Omagh.
 
Price: 
Tour Only: £3
Tour & Lunch Deal: £8.50 

Omagh Music Heritage Walking Trail

Embark on a journey through Omagh’s rich musical past with the Music Heritage Trail, beginning in the rooftop museum of the Strule Arts Centre. We’re delighted to showcase Omagh’s unique music heritage once more. This immersive tour offers a fascinating exploration of Omagh’s cultural legacy, from the renowned Jimmy Kennedy and St. Eugene’s Brass & Reed Band, through the vibrant Showband era, to our very own Elvis and the contemporary music scene.
 
The tour commences at the Strule Arts Centre’s rooftop museum, where you can gain an initial insight into Omagh’s musical milestones before setting off through the charming streets of Omagh. As you stroll through the county town on a Saturday morning, you’ll not only learn about its musical roots but also take in the local sights and sounds.
 
 After the tour, return to the rooftop museum to immerse yourself further in the music heritage displays at your leisure.
Why not enhance your experience with our lunch deal?
 
Please note, the tour involves walking for approximately an hour over mixed terrain, including footpaths and cobbled stones. Be prepared for all weathers and eventualities. 
 
This unique experience promises something special for everyone, from music enthusiasts to cultural explorers. Join us and discover the vibrant musical history of Omagh.
 
Price: 
Tour Only: £3
Tour & Lunch Deal: £8.50 

Summer Seisiún

Evenings of Traditional music, song, dance and storytelling this summer at Dún Uladh.

Comhaltas’ 2024 National Seisiún Programme provides a unique and authentic irish traditional entertainment experience in 43 venues throughout Ireland this summer.

Taking place at Dún Uladh Heritage centre in Omagh, Summer Seisúin is one of the longest running shows of its kind- close to 40 years in existence- Seisún attracts increasing numbers of visitors from overseas and nearer home with a show that captivates its audience and welcomes participation.

Each evening, the audience will be entertained with a show of traditional music, song, dance and storytelling performed by some of the best musicians and talent in the county. After short interval, guests are invited to join in if they wish and take to the floor with a step, tune, song or story.

The Summer Seisiún programme take place on Tuesday’s at 8pm and run on 16th/ 23rd/ 30th July & 6th/ 13th/ 20th August.

For more information email: music@dunuladh.ie or call 0288224277

Longing for Home

Friday 7 June to Saturday 27 July 2024

‘Longing for Home’, a selection of works from the Collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland launched in Strule Arts Centre on Thursday 06 June 2024.

The collection is considered to be the leading public contemporary art collection for Northern Ireland representing artists at the forefront of visual arts practice.

From a total of over seven hundred artworks, over thirty five works have been selected for the exhibition in Strule Arts Centre.  The inspiration behind the selection was to reflect the theme of ‘Home’ as a very diverse, undefined and subjective space to humans and other beings.

The works represent the more recent practice of artists working in Northern Ireland and elsewhere today, at different stages in their careers, from emerging to established.  Many of the artists are from the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area featuring a wide range of disciplines including drawing, painting, sculpture, craft, print, photography and video. The artworks displayed reflect artistic practice that is innovative and challenging and contributes to the development of visual arts practice in Northern Ireland.

Speaking about the exhibition, Vice Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Elaine Brough said:“I am delighted that Strule Arts Centre is hosting a selection of works from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to provide an opportunity for our residents to enjoy this quality artwork by local artists.

The Council is committed to supporting access to arts, culture and heritage and this exhibition helps us to achieve this.  I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to view the exhibition while it is on display.”

 Joanna Johnston, Visual Arts & Collections Officer at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, added,

“The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is excited to see a selection of work from the Arts Council’s Collection on display at Strule Arts Centre.  This exhibition has come about thanks to our Art Lending Scheme which provides an opportunity for public venues to borrow works for display from the Arts Council’s Collection, one of the leading contemporary art collections in Northern Ireland.

By offering the Collection for public display, we are helping to showcase the work of our artists, introduce the public to Northern Ireland’s wealth of creative talent and provide visitors with a rich insight into the artistic practice of our leading visual artists.

In this exhibition at Strule Arts Centre, visitors can experience an interesting selection of works from our Collection, that in some way responds to the exhibition theme ‘Longing for Home’, including many by artists from the Fermanagh and Omagh area.  I would encourage people to call in to experience some of our Collection out on display.”

Strule Arts Centre is grateful to local artist and art tutor, Helen Bullock McFarland, for her initial support and guidance on the theme and selection of works.

The exhibition will be on display from Friday 7 June until Saturday 27 July 2024, 9.30am – 5pm Monday – Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information on the exhibition, or Strule Arts Centre’s programme of events, visit www.struleartscentre.co.uk , contact 028 8224 7831 or email strulearts@fermanaghomagh.com.

Taylor Swift Bottomless Brunch The Aviary

𝙏𝘼𝙔𝙇𝙊𝙍 𝙎𝙒𝙄𝙁𝙏 𝘽𝙊𝙏𝙏𝙊𝙈𝙇𝙀𝙎𝙎 𝘿𝙍𝙐𝙉𝘾𝙃 🙌
“Shake It Off” and live your “Wildest Dreams” with our bottomless drunch all to the hits of Taylor Swift
📅 20th July
🍸 Unlimited cocktails and drinks
🌮 Tapas board for one
And because it’s a later start, it’s a drunch, not a brunch 😉
Don’t be an “Anti Hero”, book your ticket now!

Omagh Eats Food & Drink Festival

We’re gearing up for a fantastic 2 day culinary experience at Omagh Eats! Join us for 2 days of mouth-watering food, live music and entertainment, and celebrating the best of Irish and Northern Irish food and drink.
Omagh Eats is all about showcasing local talent, from chefs to home producers, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re a seasoned food vendor or just starting out, we invite you to share your passion in the heart of Omagh Town.
Friday night sees live music throughout venues at Main Street Omagh with the Saturday & Sunday awash with flavours and delectable local exhibitors. Check out Great British Menu’s John Hollywood on Saturday and celebrity chef Paula McIntyre on Sunday giving FREE live cookery demos.
Sat 17th  1000 – 1700
Sun 18th 1200 – 1700
Check out this website for more info – https://www.omagheats.com/ 

Singin In The Rain – The Musical presented by Hazel Wand

This Summer a group of talented young people will delight the Omagh audience with this ICONIC musical.

Journey back to the glamour of Hollywood during the roaring 20’s.

Silent movie star Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. What Don doesn’t know is that the silver screen is about to find its voice, and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart promises to change both Don, and Hollywood, forever!

Singin’ in the Rain features a glorious score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin’ in the Rain.

Tickets: £12

Family of 4: £40

Group Rates – book 15 or more single tickets per show in one transaction and get 25% Discount (tickets: £9)

31st July – 3rd August

Ulster Fleadh 2024 – Dromore

The biggest cultural event in Ulster taking place from 21st-28th July 2024 in Dromore Co. Tyrone

 

For information on events check out – https://www.facebook.com/FleadhUlster

Summer Bands Programme at Grange Park Bandstand

Bands/groups to take part in the FODC’s Summer band Programme

Enjoy a selection of live music from

Sunday 7 July 1pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 14 July 1pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 21 July 1pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 28 July 1pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 4 August 1pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 11 August 1pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 18 August 1pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 25 August 1pm – 3.30pm

Grange Park Bandstand- Omagh

‘The White Willow Hare’ Workshop

Join us to celebrate the mythical white willow hare of An Creagán by weaving your own willow sculpture.

During this workshop you will create your own woven willow sculpture using white willow.

Clive from Welig Heritage Crafts will facilitate the workshop and take you through the step by step process to sculpt your piece.

The workshop will run from 9.30 to 4.30. all tools and materials will be provided, workshop cost is £95 per person.

 

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The Seeger Sessions Revival

F R I D A Y 2 3 A U G U S T 🗓️
🏢M A I N S T R E E T O M A G H

The 13-piece Irish band ‘reviving’ the magic that was Bruce Springsteen’s legendary Seeger Sessions. This diverse group of talented musicians deliver a high energy 2 hour-long on-stage celebration with hits including ‘Old Dan Tucker’, ‘Jesse James’ and ‘American Land’ to name just a few 🪕

🎙️ Brining to the stage a mix of bluegrass, folk, country, dixieland, gospel, rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s homage to Pete Seeger, a legend of American folk music in the ‘50s and ‘60s.”

Find out more – https://www.facebook.com/RueMainStreet

Teddy Bears Picnic event

Come along to The Teddy Bears Picnic at Grange Park, Omagh

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council supported by Apex, Arbour and Radius Housing Associations through the Housing for all Shared Housing Programme, is hosting a children’s ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ in Grange Park, Omagh on Saturday 27 July 2024 from 1pm – 4pm.

You can look forward to hearing  Jimmy Kennedy’s iconic Teddy Bears Picnic song and more classics performed by the fabulous St Eugene’s Brass and Reed Band and Tom Sweeney’s ‘Tots and Teddy’ singalong for everyone to join in; Omagh Leisure Complex Summer Camp Coaches will be there with fun activities and games to play, Storytelling with Libraries NI; Games and Rhyme Time with LAST Sure Start; Grange Park  Tree Trail  FODC Biodiversity and Climate Change Team; a Teddy Bear Trail; PCSP information and Freebies, characters, face painting, Ice cream and more.

Grange Park is the ideal location for the picnic as Love Parks week commences on 24 July and runs to 2 August 2024.  This is a week to celebrate parks, green spaces and the dedicated volunteers and workers who look after them all year round.  These vibrant, living spaces bring communities together and provide an opportunity to connect with nature in the heart of our towns and neighbourhoods.

Visitors to the event are encouraged to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Grange Park with the rich biodiversity, wildflower meadow, walkways and open spaces as well as the wonderful Destination Play Park.

Make sure you bring along your Teddy and Picnic as “Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic”.

There are a number of blue badge parking spaces available at the Grange Park Car Park and accessible toilets are now onsite.

For more information on the Teddy Bears Picnic, visit www.fermanaghomagh.com/events-and-festivals or contact Events on 0300 303 1777, textphone 028 8225 6216 or email events@fermanaghomagh.com.

Cairn Sunday at Mullaghcarn

The annual Cairn Sunday walk is on Sunday 28th July 2024 at Gortin Glen Forest Park, Co Tyrone.  People will be undertaking the yearly tradition of walking to the summit of Mullaghcarn Mountain, for this year’s ‘Cairn Sunday’.

The annual walk takes place on the last Sunday in July, and this year will be no different – walkers will once again be joined by their ‘Giant’ friend  The Guardian of the Sperrins to greet them when they reach the peak!

The giant sculpture at Mullaghcarn is one of a series of giants in the Sperrins. The walk will start from the forest cafe at 10am, and everyone is welcome.

The walk will start at the ‘Trail Head’ information panel, beside the Cafe building, and will follow the purple waymarked ‘Mullaghcarn Trail’ signs. The walk will take around three hours and is a moderate walk.

Friends of the Glens will meet at forest cafe Brie’s Barista Bar at 10am and will walk the Mullaghcarn Trail to the summit to visit the Giant on the Cairn. Parking is free at the main carparks and toilets are available beside the forest cafe.

Walkers can start their walk anytime at the ‘Trail Head’ information panel, beside the forest cafe, and follow the waymarked ‘Mullaghcarn Trail’ signs.

The walk is on a tarmac and gravel terrain, and is a  moderate walk,  but it should be noted that the trail’s gradient can be quite challenging, particularly towards the end of the route. Dogs are very welcome, but owners should keep them on a lead.

The tradition of climbing to the top of Mullaghcairn is thought to date back over 1,000 years. Cairns have been used from Prehistoric times to present. The act of adding a stone to the cairn, is a deep rooted tradition, that by adding this rock you are preserving the integrity of the cairn, referencing the age-old practice of people, over generations, carrying stones to the summit to add to the cairn there. It is believed that the cairn marks a place regarded of great religious significance; perhaps a burial place. The practice of climbing Mullaghcairn is likely to have had a pagan origin; historians detail how people sought to be closer to their gods.

The introduction of Christianity saw the nature of the arranged climb to the top of Mullaghcarn become an annual day of pilgrimage. Blueberry Sunday’ as it was to be known was marked by participants performing religious practices at the summit. Through time, ‘sports days’ became a feature there. Activities including berry picking, eating and drinking, singing and dancing enhancing what had become a notable annual occurrence. The pilgrimage and subsequent festivities appealed to all age groups.

Notably, there were those who regarded attendance an ideal ‘courting’ or matchmaking’ opportunity; it was a place where lasting good relationships began!

In 1997, 300 hardy participants climbed Mullaghacarn on the last Sunday of July. In doing so, they revived a tradition that had been lost in time. ‘Cairn Sunday’, as it is now known, is about more than participating in a physical activity; it brings a community and its visitors together in the beautiful picturesque Gortin Glen Forest Park landscape.

Big Anthonys

A rural cottage located centrally between Omagh and Cookstown. Situated at the foot of the Sperrin mountains. It’s in an area of outstanding beauty with lots of local attractions including the Gortin glens, Beckmore stone circle and the Ulster American folk park.

The cottage is detached with lots of outdoor space. There are beautiful views of the countryside. The house is spacious, with 3 bedrooms and a large family bathroom and a fully exuipt kitchen. Washer dryer facilities are available.

There is a sofa bed available to accommodate 2 further guests if required

It is located 0.2 miles from the An Creagan visitor centre witch has a restaurant, walks, bicycle trail and kids play area

 

The space:

There are 3 bedrooms each with a double bed. There is a cot in one of the bedrooms.There is also a sofa bed in one of the 2 living rooms if needed. There are 2 living rooms , one kitchen and one large bathroom. There is also a workspace

 

Price:

Must be rented for 2 nights minimum at £150 a night

An Creagán – Tornoge Cottage

TORNOGE 2 BEDROOM (DOUBLE & SINGLE BED IN EACH ROOM)

Two bedroom cottage, all on ground floor. Both bedrooms have a king and single bed, one room has a wet room shower ensuite and the second has a bathroom. Bed linen and towels provided. Spacious kitchen/living/dining area with fully equipped kitchen with cooking utensils and crockery. The cottage is oil central heatedand has an additional log burning stove with starter pack provided, additional logs can be purchased on site. Patio doors opening into garden with barbeque area.

Meadows Camping Field

Nestled close to the beautiful market village of Gortin, at the foot of the Sperrin mountains. The Meadows is a wonderful hideaway campsite.

Meadows Camping Facebook Page

Johnny Brady – New Years Eve at Lola’s

New Years Eve In Lola’s
Dance the night away to Johnny Brady
Doors open 21.15

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